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Force Aron Pro Plus Hydration Pack
  • 10L pack with 2L reservoir (made by Hydrapak)
  • Inside pockets for keys, mobile phones and snacks
  • Side Mesh pocket for easy storage
  • Adjustable chest and waist straps
  • Ventilated rear padding
I used it for the first time this weekend. It seems solidly put together and worked well enough, Pretty good value for the price.
Haven't used it in anger yet, but had a good look around it. Bought to replace my wife's ageing Camelbak hydration rucsac; pleased to say that despite going for this budget option (as it's rarely used), this bag has a few nice features that the CB doesn't offer. Firstly it's got a decent amount of space so you can stow away a larger capacity trail pump if you run larger tyres on your MTB, or if you want to shed layers and put them in your pack. There is an open carry pouch between the large closed section and webbing front that can be size regulated with adjustable straps, but I wouldn't trust much to stay in there is you were riding trails beyond maybe a jacket. One nice touch, unlike some sacks it has wider belt sides which on one side is zipped and can fit a small portable media player (and has a headphone socket waterproof outlet). These wider belt edges help to stabilise the pack better on your back that the average sack I've tested to date. Nice bit of webbing on the front that again provide carrying flexibility, and there's a reflective section at the bottom of the bag that can also take a light mount (clip on) which is a nice touch. Bladder (2L) came with the backpack, and seems decent enough, with an Osprey style bladder and twist lock mouth piece. Downsides? I suppose the only areas this feels a little bit short on feature against my Osprey Talon 13 is that there is no waterproof pocket for a phone (although there is a key hook and velcro phone pocket in the large interior section). Also the materials don't feel quite as robust as the Osprey.