Recently I wanted a Camelbak Havoc but now I saw something that changed my mind: a small-medium sized bag in the sports section of a shop. It was really well padded and looked like it ventilated well and the most important is that it was, as I call it, reservoir ready (i.e., ready to become a hydration pack). It had a pouch for a reservoir, straps to hold the reservoir in position, a hole to route the pipe thing through and a hole in one of the shoulder straps to hold the pipe thing in position. Guess what? The bag only costs 18 euros! (Most bags here cost above 30). Anyway, I'm going to (probably) buy the bag today out of my pocket money (I'll be leaving to stay in Hungary for 6 weeks and won't be back till September by the time it might not even be sold anymore). Then, when I come back in September I'll get a Camelbak water reservoir (27 euros) and make it a hyrdation pack, saving myself 80 euros. Sure, no straps to hold armor or fullface helmet but I'll live. Now my birthday present is not the Camelbak but something else... My cousin is giving me a Shimano Deore Disk hub for free... I could have it laced onto the front and go front disc brake... Hmm.
What do you think of my idea of getting this bag? It's a not well known brand's bag but it seems like it's a really nice bag.
PS: I've only seen 2 and 3 litre Camelbak reservoirs and I'm not totally sure they'll fit. Does Camelbak sell a 1.5 litre reservoir?