If you're looking to make the move from your trusty backpack, and join the lumbar pack movement, Hot Laps 5L is a great way to do that. It comes with a squat 2L, lumbar-shaped hydration reservoir, and still has plenty of space to stow all the gear you're used to having on hand for your rides. The cargo pocket features organization for a phone, tools, food, and a light shell. Lower straps untuck to hold any bulky knee pads while side compression straps keeps the load close as you empty your water, and the breathable AirFlow back panel does away with the hotspots and "pack sweat" you're used to pedaling through.
Volume: 305 cubic inches [ 5L ]
Dimension: 12 x 7 x 4.5 [ 30 x 18 x 11cm ]
Weight: 1 lbs [ .471 kg ]
Material: 200D bluesign approved nylon ripstop (Solids) / 600D bluesign approved Polyester (Prints)
If your Dakine bag gets dirty, we recommend hand washing with mild soap (like Nikwax Tech Wash), cold water and a soft bristle brush. If hand washing is not going to do the trick, use a front loader washing machine. To ensure your backpack doesn't get tangled, place inside a pillowcase or mesh bag before washing. Always use cold water, mild soap and run on a gentle cycle. Never bleach your pack. Hang to dry in a warm but shady place, ensuring both inside and out are dry before storing.
Founded in Hawaii in 1979 and located at the base of Mt. Hood in Hood River, Oregon, Dakine builds backpacks, travel bags, accessories, outerwear and clothing for people who love to surf, snowboard, skateboard, mountain bike, ski, windsurf, kiteboard and travel. No need to spend our lives in a lab trying to figure out what people will need 10 or 20 years from now. There are plenty of problems that waste precious mountain or water time right now. And the best way to find them is to get out on the mountain and in the water yourself. Live it. Build it. Test it. Improve it. Then do it all over again next season.