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Deuter Hydro EXP 12
Deuter Hydro EXP 12

Expandable day pack loaded with logical features and classy touches.

Likes: Practicality abounds. Zippered waist belt pockets allow instant access to energy bars or a slim digital camera without breaking stride. Zippered expansion section grows from 700 to 850 cubic inches, accommodating a second bladder if need be. Six-inch-tall mesh side pockets are ideal for a bike pump or bananas. Three progressively larger zippered compartments with numerous pockets for organizing smaller items. Two foam “Airstripe” back columns create a three-fourths-inch deep channel that keeps the pack off your spinal column.

Dislikes: The bladder clip should have a tether so it doesn’t get lost.

Price: $99. (303) 652-3102; www.deuterUSA.com.

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