An ultra-light pack for going fast built on the Air-Vent wire frame suspension that distributes loads superbly and vents sweat like a breeze.
The Racer Wire series of packs offer an excellent suspension system created by drawing a tough, airy mesh tightly around a wire frame. The result is superb weight distribution with unparalleled venting. On the frontside of the frame the main compartment is accessed with a clamshell style, dual-slider zipper. Stash pockets on either side are perfect for water bottles, or hang a hydration bladder inside and route the tube to either side. Compression straps on the sides and elastic stash sleeve on the front let you add or quickly access items like a sweater, maps, or trekking poles. The reflective pattern on the outside makes the pack stand out when illuminated in the dark.
- AirVent race technology, wire frame suspension
- Padded waist belt with mesh pockets
- Whistled sternum strap
- Hydration system compatible: Bladder divider - Hang loop - Tube ports
- Numerous lash points: Compression straps - Tool loops -
Elastic rope ties - Tow loop
- Dual-slider, zipped clamshell main compartment
- Stretchy side pockets
- Wide, half-length front pocket
- Reflective print pattern
- Volume: 25 liters
- Material: Robic 100 denier
- Weight: 815 g / 29 oz. / 1 lb., 13 oz. / 1.8 lbs.
Great design, material, and construction. Most of all, the bag sits super comfortably on the hips. The wire frame also does a good job of keeping your back much cooler. I may get the 20L as well.
This pack has lived with me for a year, spring through fall mtn. biking, hiking, xc skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking in the Cascades and my daily bike commute; everyday for a year it has been my go-to pack. I've owned a lot of packs, this one is nearly perfect.
It fits my female frame well. Love the extra features and the comfort. The only thing that I'd change is that hip pockets should be large enough to accommodate a phone. My iphone X wouldn't fit, unfortunately. If you can fix that for the next generation of day hiking bags, you'd have one absolutely perfect bag.
This pack is pretty amazing. I love it!
I purchased this as a gift for my husband so it hasn't been used yet. He tried it on and looked at it while we were in Colorado. I anticipate he will love it.
I love my new Red Fox Racer Wire 25L pack. For one thing it is under 2 lbs. I need the extra 5L for all day hiking otherwise I'm tempted to also buy a 20L version. The 25L Racer Wire is a nearly perfect day pack for me. It is extremely comfortable even with 5L water carry. I hike in So Cal and can be out for 10-13 hours at a time with water carry up to 5L. Sometimes my water is in separate bottles so I can stash some for in and out trails. The frame system works very well in that I don't feel the extra water weight. I noticed a cooling sensation within a minute of hiking in warm weather; from the arc that the frame system provides. The hip belt system is super comfortable. I was able to attach my sun umbrella to the shoulder strap comfortably (with 2 pieces of shock cord and cord locks from REI). There is a gear loop on one side of the pack that can be cinched up. With it I can stash my poles and umbrella in a side pocket and secure them. The actual back of the pack is soft. I carry 2 liters in the stretchy side pockets and 3 in the main compartment if needed. If carrying 3 separate bottles in the main compartment, I do need to pack appropriately because they could bulge a bit toward the back. This is not a real problem though because there the mesh panel stretched over the frame that creates an arc keeps the pack contents away from the back. I am used to day hiking with a regular backpack and thought I'd miss a nice big mesh pocket on the pack front; but the stretchy panel compartment securely holds quite a bit. This little pack has a lot to offer. If I have to criticize this pack I'd offer up that the hip belt pockets could be larger for people who like to eat without stopping often for all day hiking. Yet I can still fit an iphone in otter case into either hip belt pocket if I need too. One holds 2 bars and smaller items. The other has a stretchy fabric and holds a bit more. I will say that the shoulder strap material is not perfectly smooth so if one hikes in a tank top they possibly could find the straps a bit rough. This has not been a problem for me since I wear sun shirt or short sleeve shirt when hiking. I like the reflective stripes. When I ordered this pack I was hesitant about the red color but in person it's a nice looking pack - nice red, very pretty. I'd purchase it again and/or the 20L version.