pretty sure Uswe are online only. Doesn't matter, as soon as you try it on you'll be wanting to go for a ride. The pack fits that good.
Packing for packless riding
I feel that crashing is a big issue.
Packs and back protectors really help in crash situations - imho…
YUP went down pretty hard in the wet on Blue Velvet , over the bars onto a rock slab in the clearcut . i was wearing my pack and it saved me from getting carried off the hill . i now have a jacket with a nice spine board and shoulder pads , plus it holds a 1.5 liter bladder