I've read several posts in the past which indicate backpacks are not a good idea for bike touring, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried the large, newly-designed hydration packs without the bladder.
I'm looking at the Dueter Cross Air (100 oz) as a replacement for my rear Topeak rack and trunk bag to go along with my Bob. Since I will doing a touring/mountain biking combo, I'd just as soon not have the rack on my bike when riding singletrack without the trailer.
The Cross Air has a mesh panel to keep the pack off your back and a 1350 cu in capacity.
Looks like a good design.
Last edited by 1-track-mind; 02-03-07 at 01:29 PM.