electrical bike Really feel Good, Journey Good: Camelbak Girls’s Chase Bike Vest is a Minimalist Hydration Pack
I’ve been driving with the Girls’s Chase Vest 50oz, Camelbak’s solely ladies’s particular bike vest. The Chase Vest is designed to suit a lady’s physique, which implies, it’s smaller on the again and the adjustable chest straps permit for a extra customized match. This vest is nice for any lady on the lookout for a extra minimalist hydration pack.
The Chase Bike Vest ($99 MSRP, obtainable at REI, Wiggle, and Amazon) works very well for my driving model. I take advantage of it for many of my weekday rides that don’t normally take longer than two hours. Until I’m hauling a digicam together with me, or planning a protracted day within the excessive nation, I don’t usually need or want a pack that’s too huge. On the entrance vary trails in my space which can be stuffed with steep climbs, the Chase Vest is the right measurement as a result of it doesn’t really feel prefer it’s working in opposition to me. If 50oz of water isn’t sufficient, one of many chest pockets may simply match a small water bottle.
The Chase Vest is light-weight and has a small footprint on the again. I’m 5’2” and it extends from beneath my neck to the center of my again. It sits excessive and doesn’t pull on the shoulders like a conventional pack, which could be irritating on a protracted day.
The pack has a mess of well-designed and well-placed pockets. Pockets on the chest straps permit for fast entry to your telephone and snacks whereas on the transfer. Pockets on the again present greater than sufficient storage for instruments, additional meals, and presumably a lightweight rain shell.
The adjustable chest straps transfer simply to make sure an excellent match. The Chase Vest additionally stays in place whereas driving, even down technical descents, and it doesn’t bounce round.
There have been just a few negatives to this pack that I seen. With the water reservoir full it may be laborious to slot in the pack you probably have something within the again pockets. With the reservoir full it’s additionally laborious to suit something additional, like a rain layer, within the outer stretch pocket. On this case, I usually fill the reservoir rather less and carry a bottle on my bike. When you don’t plan on carrying larger objects, like an additional layer, or have a extra strategic packing plan, this gained’t be an issue. Like different Camelbak luggage, the loop attachment that holds the reservoir up could be troublesome to make use of, and it could be good if it did a greater job stopping the reservoir from slumping down.
Except for these few nitpicks, I actually loved the vest. Total, I feel the Chase is a pleasant various once I want greater than a water bottle however much less weight than my regular pack. I can get lots of miles in and have snacks and water however not really feel weighed down. Camelbak designed the Chase with biking in thoughts, however I take advantage of it for path working and mountain climbing simply as usually as I do for driving. When you supposed on carrying sufficient to fill all of the pockets, you could be higher off going for one thing larger than a vest. However in case you are on the lookout for a minimalist possibility the Chase Vest has confirmed to be a terrific possibility.
We want to thank Camelback for sending the Chase Vest for testing and evaluate.