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Dakine Drafter Hydration Pack

Dakine Drafter Hydration Pack

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From hydration to protection, the Dakine Drafter pack meets all your mountain bike backpack needs in an innovative design that suspends the body of the pack off your back to maximise the airflow to help prevent sweaty back syndrome. With a 3-litre Hydrapak reservoir and a high-flow bite valve, it's easy to stay hydrated on the long rides. The main pocket of the bag holds extra layers and food for the journey, while the front pocket features an organised home for all your tools, replacement parts and necessities. Additional features include spine protection compatibility, an external helmet carry, plus deployable armour carry straps.

Who's this item for: If you like to ride with a hydration pack but hate having a sweaty back then the Dakine Drafter is for you. The air suspension back panel works so well that you'll wonder how you ever did without it.

Strap Style: The ergonomic shoulder straps are perforated to provide some ventilation for your pits and have a sternum and lumbar strap to help to keep things stable while you're riding.

Materials: 400D Nylon Ripstop (solids), 600D Polyester (prints)

Hydration bladder capacity / Bladder style / Valve style: 3-litre Hydrapak reservoir with quick disconnect hose located on the lumbar for a lower centre of gravity. High-flow Blaster bite valve with shut-off.

Helmet carry: Yes, the Drafter can comfortably carry either a full face or open face helmet.

Organiser pockets: Main pocket, quick stash zippered side pocket on the lumbar strap, fleece-lined sunglass/phone pocket, internal organiser pockets in the front pouch for tools/spares etc.

Dimensions and Weight: Available in both 10L and 14L versions. The 14L weighs approx 1.1kg.

Pros: The air suspension back panel does a great job at keeping your back cool and sweat-free. The pouch on the lumbar strap is super handy. The shut-off on the bite valve is great for preventing you from unwittingly placing the pack down on the bite valve in the car and losing all your water on the drive to the trails.

Cons: It's always going to feel better when you can hang loose without wearing a pack.

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Product Reviews

Rated 3.5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 0 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
50%would recommend this product
2 reviews
  • Andrew
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    I recommend this product
    Quality Good
    Value Poor
    Rated 3 stars
    2 weeks ago

    nice product and good quality, only let down is the spine board is not removable although you can pop it out from the back its still stitched together and will not detach

  • Alex
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    1 year ago
    If you don't want a hip pack or a sweaty back

    This is a close to the perfect mid range hydration pack option I've tried. It's large enough to cater for multiple hours out yet small enough to not feel cumbersome and awkward on the trails. With some smart on bike storage solutions you might be able to get away with this pack for day trips also.

    The suspended back design is brilliant if like me you hate having a sweaty back. For me this makes it a real alternative to a hip pack when you need that extra hydration or kit for longer rides. The suspended back design makes it feel as close as packless as I think you'll be able to get.

    The single pocket design makes loading the bladder one of the easiest I've experienced. One caveat, you really need a flat surface to open up the pack, don't try opening it vertically or you'll spill your contents.

    The only thing I'd love to have seen are side belt pockets for snacks or a mini tool. Small gripe, I can use shorts pockets, but it would make the pack close to perfect.

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