The Hydra features a totally waterproof main compartment which seals with a roll-top in a similar way to a dry bag. This is obviously useful in bad weather, but it’s a bit over the top for general use, adding weight and also making the main compartment fiddly to access. It’s a fairly comfortable pack, with a good channelled back system and well-padded straps, and it has a decent selection of pockets too – although these aren’t waterproof. A rain cover is also supplied.
Main compartment: Lid/roll-top
Back system: Channelled
Other features: Waterproof main compartment; pole attachment
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