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Aug. 17, 2020, 9:28 a.m. -  Andrew Major

Yeah, it took me a long time to find a hip pack that works for me and it’s nice having a cooler back but there’s no waist strap as comfortable as the Chase (to me). One thing that really helped me was moving the tools I rarely use to a little waterproof frame bag that easily seals between bikes. Can’t convince myself to go without them but at least they’re sprung weight that isn’t on my back.  If I carry my camera and/or Silky I don’t carry a bladder. When I need extra water (FS bike has one bottle) I’m diligent about not over filling the bladder - works great. I also think the structure provided by the back protector really helps distribute forces/load v. the standard Chase. Was going to get my brother to try it and see if he noticed the same but I started to worry about getting it back!

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