7/21/2017
 
I have the 2014-15 version (i.e., with the black/white/red color scheme of the time, for some almost scary color coordination with pretty much everything else I have in the attached picture). I've been using it for all my races since then with the only exception of when I wanted a separate side-access bottom compartment that I could access without removing my pack. The eight-liter capacity is obviously small for "real" touring yet it's fine for racing. The waist "belt" system is wonderfully minimalistic yet...
7/21/2017
 
Update: Should be obvious, but my review is for the all-orange original model, i.e., prior to the multi-color versions of the 2017-18 season. Detailed compare/contrast of the two different versions here.
7/21/2017
 
I have an older version, but as you can see in the attached picture (while taking a break from some intense touring in my Millet Touring Intense pant), essentially the same design, even with the same piping. To attach it to other packs, might take some ingenuity and zip/cable ties, but well worth it, given the convenience in the field of both drinking and refilling your bottle. On this particular tour, all the usual running water sources on Mount Adams were buried in the deep snowpack during the entirely of...
6/20/2017
 
Leaving the ski>skin transition zone at the Bromley VT 2017 skimo race.
6/20/2017
 
Ready to head out on an April circumnavigation tour of Mount Washington -- rain threatened many of our spring days in 2017, so the extra protection over a "pure" race pant/tight was very welcome.