Customer rating: 3.5 out of five
Not exactly as advertised but a good value
Size: One Size | Posted: 6/12/2020
The side 'bottle pocket' as shown in description isn't really a side pocket, but a continuation of the front pocket. Not a big issue, but not quite accurate in the description.
The carabiner tool seems functional enough. A nice added touch would be its own shock cord to tie/loop anywhere on the pack, but that's easily remedied.
The hydration pack is easily filled, and the loop velcro closure inside the bag to keep the pack secure is a nice touch, to keep the top from sliding around.
The bite on the tube flows well, and the valve open/close feature is also a nice touch. However, I don't think the valve dust cover will last very long - the plastic cover is attached by the same plastic material and like all plastic, with enough twists (open, close, open, close) it will break off. It's already showing the white stress marks and I've only had it a couple weeks.
Volume is good, the lined sunglass pocket is a good feature, the cross straps fit well, and the magnetic button to keep the mouthpiece from jiggling is a *really* good feature.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend to a friend.