Osprey Rev 6 Hydration Pack
I trust this video illustrates the features of this hydration pack. I tested this pack on a long trail run, and was very pleased with how it stayed close to my body, but yet never got hot. Besides the main compartments, there are several small mesh pockets--good for small items such as snacks, phone, etc.
At first, I had accidentally purchased the Small/Medium size pack. That pack is WAY too small for a mid-sized man; I would definitely call the size "Small." Definitely get the larger size unless you are quite small in stature. Some observations:
+ Very simple to remove the hydration bladder and fill. There is a easy-disconnect valve that you simply press to release.
+ I was able to cinch the straps to pull the pack in close to my back, so that it didn't sway or bounce around very much.
+ As with other Osprey packs, has the handy magnetic holder for the bite valve.
+ Easy to fasten the 2 chest straps.
+ As with all Osprey products, I loved the no-questions asked warranty. One of the best guarantees I've seen.
+ One pocket is actually expandable via a zipper.
- With the pack on, it's a little tough to unfold the digi-pocket, since the snap release is high, up by your neck (that is, you can't see it.) Similarly, it is a little tough to snap the button that secures your smartphone in the digi-flip compartment.
**ANY SPECIAL FEATURES?**
Yes, the "digi-flip" pocket is good for holding your Smartphone close and secure, but also making it easy to access and read the screen.
All in all, despite a few minor nits, an excellent product that I intend to use often for trail runs. I have tried several packs for trail runs, and this is the best one so far.
NOTE: No animals were harmed in the production of this video.