SOURCE Product Reviews (Page 4)
Also provided good protection while I haul my heavy luggages while I move back to my place. It is pity that it doesn't have desert tan/canyon & ddpm color.
The technology of the source helix is much better than those I've tried from camelback and osprey. I like that it is essentially a double valve. Twist it closed to not leak at all. Or have open and just lightly bite to get water out, one hand operation for when youre working
Only negatives I've come across so far is the very limited pockets. There is just the one on the inside face that's very large but not ideal for what I would need to put in it. Also, I wouldn't recommend the black color just because if you're out in the sun for an hour to two hours straight, the sun is gonna turn your water lukewarm pretty quick (Texas heat is not kind).
Otherwise, this is definitely a 5 star hydration pack.
Unlike a lot of other packs I have bought from reputable companies, this pack wasn't bristling with loose threads and messy stitching running everywhere that I had to tidy up. I really can't fault the craftsmanship of this pack. Likewise, none of the seams burst when I filled it or attached MOLLE pouches.
Some things I would like to see for the 35 L Patrol next gen would be some more PALS webbing on the hip belt. The hip belt is a great feature of this pack and is very comfortable, however a couple more rows of PALS webbing would've fit nicely on either side where those blank spaces are. Also, the top pouch where the Source logo is appears to provide enough real estate for a small patch of loop Velcro or a small panel of PALS webbing but aside from that, this is an excellent pack. The best one I have owned.
In summary, it looks great and feels great. Well made and worth the money.
This is an A+. I will buy an bigger canteen within this week.
I love Source for its technology, easy clean and durability. Dont buy based on brand name, buy quality, buy Source.