Newly redesigned, our Skyline low rider pack is the ultimate choice for downhill riders. By shifting even more weight and support to the lumbar region, maximum stability is achieved. It’s a small change, but it makes a huge difference: a lower center of gravity gives you more stability on bumpy trails and lets your upper body move more freely. Thoughtful design for gear organization means you can carry your armor, full-face helmet, included tool organizer roll, and plenty more within reach. And the 3-liter Crux reservoir and ventilated back panel ensure you'll stay cool and hydrated. For instant access to your reservoir, a zippered trapdoor makes it easy to refill on the fly, while a magnetic tube trap stows your drinking tube in one click. All of this adds up to more time on the trail and less time fumbling with your pack.
3L Crux™ LR Reservoir with Quick Link: Faster flow rate powers longer adventures
Stabilizing Shoulder Yoke: Keeps the pack centered on your back for additional stability and range of movement
Magnetic Tube Trap: Keeps your tube secure and accessible when you need it
Helmet and Armor Carry: Stow and secure a full-face helmet, knee and elbow pads
Ventilated Hip Belt with Cargo Pockets: Wide waist belt optimizes fit and keeps essentials close at hand
Ventilated Back Panel: Maximized ventilation for increased riding comfort
Removable Bike Tool Organizer Roll: Stash your CO2 cartridges, patch kits and more, roll it up and tuck it away
Adjustable Sternum Strap: Comfortable fit for a wide variety of chest sizes
Cargo Compression: Keep your gear close to your body for better balance and increased pack stability
Stretch Overflow Pocket: Quickly stash or shed a layer or rain shell
Soft-Lined Pocket: Keep sunglasses or electronics safe and easy to access
Reflectivity: For early morning or late-night rides to and from the trailhead
COLLECTION: Mountain Bike Low Rider™
ACTIVITY: Mountain Biking
HYDRATION CAPACITY: 3L/100 fl oz
HYDRATION TYPE: CRUX™ Lumbar Reservoir with Magnetic Tube Trap™
I am on my 2nd one of these and I have owned the Skyline since the first season (2016?). I use this for 1-5 hr mtb rides ranging from tech local trails after work to above treeline epics with basic gear. I can fit a light gore cycling jacket, basic tools, spare bolts etc, basic first aid items, a 29in tube, pump, misc items, food and of course water. I love how the weight sits lower with the Skyline and how secure it is when compared to more traditional fitting hydro packs. In technical sections, it does not move around side to side like the traditional packs that run long longer by design up and down the back. I do not take off my helmet on uphills so I cannot speak to the helmet carry.
This pack is not very large or meant for overnights so read the description or look at the pack before committing to using it. I do think that it is great option for beginner to advanced riders who want a more stable lower fitting pack for everyday riding and don't overkill on what they bring. I really like the small tool organizer that comes with the bag.
Lastly, the bag is pretty durable and I can be hard on gear but I did rip the outer flap/overflow pocket on my first bag on a high speed descent while ducking a fallen tree. The mesh that attached this to the pack was susceptible to tearing under extreme duress but the new design is much more durable. Keep this in mind however if buying past seasons packs at a discount on line.
I’ve had this bag for 1 season and it’s my second if this model. While the design is decent, there are some issues you should consider before you buy.
Volume is deceptive. This is a day pack only and forget about bringing a waterproof jacket. The bulk of that jacket will vaporize space. This bag is capable of carrying a wind breaker or water repellent jacket along with your other gear.
Storage is meh. There aren’t enough pockets. Everything small slips to the bottom of the bag.
The clips w/ adjustable straps on the outer pocket are the worst. You must carefully align everything or it will clip in cockeyed and get stuck. Really terrible imho.
The hip strap pocket is a good idea but it’s only good for keys or a multi tool. Which is fine, but how about two pockets with zippers.
There is no elastic strap for a pump. Seriously? Maybe mine is defective but mine doesn’t have it.
Recommend you put pockets on the shoulder straps like the Chase vest. That’s the best design as I see you’ve put it on the mule and hawg. Good job there.
Water resistance. Those bag condoms are ridiculous. Is water resistance going to jack up the cost model that bad? I mean at least the top parts or something, but seriously. Come on already.
I wouldn’t recommend this pack. I want to like it, but it’s quirky and missing key things.
Been using Camels since they first came on the scene and all have been good. This one, for mountain biking, is great. This pack hugs you and is very secure, and initially feels constricting, but once on the trail you forget it's there. Even weighted down it almost disappears. In general I really dislike wearing packs when riding, but this one is the most tolerable. Very much reduces the sweaty back issue. I wish they made two versions, a smaller and larger volume pack. One issue with wearing an LR type pack is that unless your shirt is tucked in to your shorts the LR design causes your shirt tail to creep up your back and bunch. If the shirt is tucked in this does not happen.
I had the first skyline and loved it. I loved it so much I gave it to a buddy to enjoy. New version has a better belt, but the helmet clips got filed down straight-away. I shouldn't have to saw my helmet straps into them. After that minor mod, the pack is near perfect. One suggestion is a gradient on the straps to simplify adjustment/set up.