vargaso wrote:Buy an off-brand pack and then stick a genuine Camelbak bladder and valve in it. Camelbak charges WAY too much for their packs when any old brand will do, but their bladders/valves really are worth the extra cost. And yes, the insulated tube and especially the bite valve cover are essential. Fill it half-way with ice, the rest water and you'll have icy cool hydration the whole day and night. The ones with storage are great out there, perfect for carrying snacks, wet wipes, camera, goggles, extra drinks, lip balm and sunscreen, etc. I never leave camp without it. And you can lock it up with your bike by threading the cable through one of the non-adjustable straps, so if you feel like dancing without the weight on your shoulders, no problem. That doesn't guarantee that someone won't steal something out of it, but at least they can't steal your whole pack.
Has anyone ever brought a bike chain/lock that was used solely to lock up packs while out and about? The post above inspired me, just wanted to see what others had tried