back in the mid 80's to 90's this was all i wore. the average person is a 2 hour ride. i've tried back packs for the last few year, but always drifted back to fanny pack. smaller and more convenient. can carry my keys and and minimal gear as needed, especially when riding in the WBP. i agree i think the dakine can use an extra bttole carrier due to its 9ltr size. would for those wanting to go loner or with out a frame mount cage. my preference woudl be that dakine makes a smaller "waist pack". especially for those fashon conscience persons who would want to try and hide it under their jerseys.