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Old 09-18-05, 03:10 PM
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That will also double as my purse (Yes, I'm a middle aged female) at work. I need to be able to carry my stuff. My commute is 23 miles RT. I have been using my panniers to carry my change of clothes and lunch but my personal things like wallet, phone, medications (several), and various other purse crap has been stuffed into a ziplock bag. I have a CamelBak 'Siren' but it doesn't have the cargo space that I need so I have not been using it. I have also managed to leave without water bottles 2 days in the past week due to this problem.

I am not style conscious but I do place a heavy value on function. My Siren CamelBak is great for what I purchased it for when I bought it 3 years ago, but it isn't cutting it now.

Any suggestions? I bought small backpack thinking I could just use the bladder from the Siren but even though it is a small pack it is too big and there is nothing to support the bladder.

I don't think I want a fanny pack. I have a big enough butt as it is.....
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Old 09-18-05, 03:26 PM
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https://www.camelbak.com/rec/products.cfm

you may want to check out camelback's site. They have an option selector for how much stuff you want to carry in your bag. Hope this helps.
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I have a camelbak I never use... I hate having anything on my back.

I use Water Bottles...
 
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Or go for a small cycling backpack that has (or can put) a 2 litre platypus. Something like this...this is from a Canadian store that is all too famous up here but I'm sure you can find something similar down south.
https://www.mec.ca/Products/product_l...=1127085820422
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I have and recommend a Camelbak M.U.L.E.. The 2005 model has a comfortable back pad that has channels which give good air circulation. It is 3 liters which is the largest sold. Yes, three liters is a lot but...My feeling is that you can put one or two liters in for a shorter ride but if you buy a one or two liter capacity bag you can't put in three for a longer ride. There is also good space for carrying items without being so large as to allow you to overstuff it like I might with a Blowfish or other huge capacity bag. I find it comfortable to wear and allows me flexibility. Good luck.
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give a shot to www.adventurebikes.info. i picked up this cool bag through some link in some section.
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Originally Posted by MAK
I have and recommend a Camelbak M.U.L.E.. The 2005 model has a comfortable back pad that has channels which give good air circulation. It is 3 liters which is the largest sold. Yes, three liters is a lot but...My feeling is that you can put one or two liters in for a shorter ride but if you buy a one or two liter capacity bag you can't put in three for a longer ride. There is also good space for carrying items without being so large as to allow you to overstuff it like I might with a Blowfish or other huge capacity bag. I find it comfortable to wear and allows me flexibility. Good luck.
My wife (5' tall) and my daughter (5'4") both like the CamelbakMagic. It's shorter than the MULE (also carries less water) and fits their backs better. My daughter used one on our 3 week trip along the western part of the Lewis and Clark Trail this summer and really liked it. It's as well insulated as the other Camelbak packs. We were able to pack ice in our Camelbaks in the morning (6am) and still have ice cold water by around 3pm, even in 100F temperatures!
If you need more space look at the Moxie.
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I use a Camelbak Blowfish. It fits a spare tube, travel first aid kit, 3 XL t-shirts, tools, energy bars, cell phone, water bottle, keys, etc. It also comes w/ a 100 oz. bladder.
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