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#104661 - 10/11/08 12:16 PM light biking pack?
Wolfeye Offline
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Registered: 01/11/07
Posts: 413
Loc: Seattle, WA
Are there any lightweight hydration packs that people know about? The only models I've found that seem lighter than normal are Nathan Sports' racing vests, but I don't like their colors.

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#104662 - 10/11/08 01:27 PM Re: light biking pack? [Re: Wolfeye]
bmisf Offline
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Registered: 09/15/03
Posts: 629
I use an ultralight day pack from REI that I pair with a platypus bladder, hose and bite valve. Way lighter than the dedicated packs from Camelbak and others.

Here's the pack:

http://www.rei.com/product/747522

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#104663 - 10/11/08 01:51 PM Re: light biking pack? [Re: Wolfeye]
Trailrunner Offline
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Registered: 01/05/02
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Loc: Los Angeles
I don't know what your definition of "lightweight" is but I use one of these on my bike commute to work. It takes a bladder and is also close fitting. The shape is even somewhat aerodynamic.

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#104664 - 10/13/08 10:10 PM Re: light biking pack? [Re: Wolfeye]
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Loc: Seattle, WA
Thanks for the recommendations. I'm buying a new Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc and am trying to decide whether my current gear is good enough, or if I should use it as an excuse to upgrade what I have.

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#104665 - 10/14/08 01:05 PM Re: light biking pack? [Re: Wolfeye]
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If you're married, use what you got until she gets over the cost of the bike! Upgrade the other stuff later...

Theresa in Indy
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#104666 - 10/15/08 09:17 AM Re: light biking pack? [Re: tress29]
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I'm actually using wedding cash/gift certificates to pay for everything. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> She bought a much more reasonable Trek commuter.

I'll have to say that taking up lightweight hiking has helped in the bike gear department as well; I'm guessing my new setup will weigh noticeably less than my old 32 lb. rigid bike. I'll probably post my commuting/camping list once all's said & done.

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