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Ride longer.

Sometimes a mellow trail ride that was not supposed to be longer than a glorified lunch break becomes an all-day event. These sessions happen when you say things like, 'I'll just ride past the next hump,' or 'maybe I can sneak in one or three more laps.' In which case, the DAKINE Amp 18L Hydration Pack provides all the organized storage, room, and hydration you need for a long day of slaying trails.

  • Back-panel-accessed 100oz water reservoir is ingeniously easy to fill, thanks to the Quick Disconnect hose
  • Molded back-panel and straps are supportive and breathable
  • Compression straps keep the bag cinched down tight after you eat your lunch
  • Helmet carrying system is jiggle-free
  • Zippered mesh side pockets hold snacks
  • Deployable rain cover protects your pack from nasty weather
  • Tube and pump sleeves prepare you for the inevitable

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5 5

Best pack I've ever used

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this pack to replace a Camelbak Mule that I'd shredded by being a little to tall to fit under a partially fallen tree. I liked the Mule ok, but always felt that it didn't really have the space I wanted. When I got the Amp and started inspecting it, I realized just how much thought they'd put into the design, and how well each bit of space was used. After using the pack once, I was absolutely hooked.

The fully-opening, huge main space for gear is just perfect, with plenty of storage compartments to shove things. The outside pouches aren't huge, but they're plenty big enough to put a phone and keys, and whatever else you might need easier access to. No matter how much stuff I shove in, it's really stable and comfortable when I'm on the trail.

I really like that the hydration space is fairly separated from the main storage, as that makes stuffing the pack a bit easier. The baffle inside the included bladder is a nice addition, so it doesn't balloon out.

This pack actually has enough space that I've started using it for commuting as well as mountain biking, at least on the days when I'm not carrying a ton of stuff with me.

Does this backpack have an 18L, or a 3L,...

Does this backpack have an 18L, or a 3L, hydration pack?

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18L is the size of the whole pack (holds 18 Liters of whatever)
3L is the size of just the hydration bladder.

how large is it? can i use it for skiing,...

how large is it? can i use it for skiing, biking and school?

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Yes, if you aren't carrying a ton of books. It is designed to be slim (not very thick) and mobile. If you carry a lot of gear (books, laptop, jacket, etc) you may want to consider a different bag.