The Bottom Line
- This pack is well padded and sits high on your back.
- It is expandable and has numerous zippered pockets.
- AA battery amplifier powers speakers and mic embedded in the arm straps.
- Listen to your MP3 player or use your cell phone hands-free.
- Includes an internal plastic canteen connected to a drinking tube clipped to the strap.
- The waist strap is thin, and it had a tendency to come loose after cinching it.
- Average sized day pack.
- Expandable storage compartment and four zippered outside storage pockets.
- AA battery powered water-proof speakers and mic.
- Listen to MP3 players and other music devices through the speakers or headsets.
- Use your cell phone hands-free using the mic in the shoulder strap.
- Available in grey or camo colors.
- MSRP: $149.95.
Guide Review - Link Hydro Pack from Skullcandy
Between the pack and your back is a compartment that holds a flexible plastic water bottle. There is a tube connected to the bottle that clips to the outside of the shoulder strap, so you can get a drink while hiking. It seems to be a one liter bottle, which can also be removed for washing.
The pack has good zippers and is constructed well with durable materials. It also has a thick, soft rubber carrying handle for those times when you take the pack off. However, when it comes to the waist strap, I would have expected better. The strap is narrow and thin, meaning a full pack will begin to rub and wear uncomfortably on long hikes. The belt latches weren't very good, and the belt slipped a lot. A padded snug waist belt would have made this pack perfect. Aside from the belt problem, the Link Hydro Pack has adequate storage and lots of built-in creature comforts.