Are you hunting for a fearless backpack that will form to your back like a piece of Iron Man's armor? A good first look might be the Dakine Nomad. This versatile pack can be used for most extreme adventure, but it's most suited for competitive, mountain, and street cycling treks. Constructed from a combination of 630D Nylon and 1260D Ballistic Nylon, you'll be confident your gear is secure and protected from the most extreme environments Mother Nature can offer.

The front storage compartment of the Nomad is positioned behind the helmet stash carry system and features a zippered liner that keeps contents from falling out while in transit. Compact mesh pockets line the front storage area with individual zippers added for safe, easy equipment organization. There is an additional pocket to stow a compact tire pump and repair kit when a breakdown occurs.

At 1100 cubic-inches in storage capacity and weighing around 3 pounds, this is a compact yet nicely functional pack with a surprising amount of equipment space. The primary storage area features enough room to fit up to a 15 inch laptop, or ample room for extra shoes and clothing. A pocket at the top of the pack is lined with fleece adding additional protection for fragile items that might be vulnerable due to extreme weather conditions or challenging terrain. And if you want to listen to music, there is a headphone portal that leads out to the exterior from the padded MP3 pocket located in the main storage area.

A very nice detail Dakine added to the Nomad is a strapped enclosure designed to carry a full face or cross-country (XC) helmet. You'll love this feature when you lock the bike up and head out to your next class, or want to venture off on a hike during a cross-country biking expedition. Additionally, straps at the base accommodate external gear storage like elbow / knee padding and armor.

The rear support molded back panel has air channel ventilation to help with heat displacement and foam padding that protects your back with cushioned comfort when transporting a heavy or irregular load. Behind the rear support area is a zippered pocket where the included reservoir is stored. This reservoir bladder can hold an incredible 100 ounces and is complete with a hydration tube belted into the foam reinforced shoulder straps.

With performance and style dictating the value of backpackers today, the Dakine Nomad will appeal to both the extreme and casual bike enthusiast.


Source by Owen Douglas