If you just need a little more storage than your pockets, plus some liquid, my son and I have the perfect pack for you—Gregory’s Diablo 6. Having spent a summer with it, it’s become an indispensable buddy for me and mini-me.
The Diablo bears a strange name to me—it should be something cuter and cuddlier, because that’s what this pack does. It just comes along, and you hardly know it’s there, stuffed with your favorite rain or wind shell and some odds and ends.
This is a great bag for a brief outing, say to your local urban wilderness, but my son absolutely loves it, and for him it’s a day pack big enough for hours of essentials. You could also ride with it on, if you’re into having a pack on your back while riding. The elastic draw strings tighten everything down, and I love the small waist belt pockets for quick access. Here’s the important info:
- BioSync Technology system
- Aero-mesh backpanel
- Hydration port and sleeve with tube management system on the harness
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Front stretch mesh pocket with compression and overflow bungee cord
- Dual waistbelt pockets
- Side mesh pockets
- Interior mesh organizer and key clip
- Webbing loop for securing bicycle light or reflector
- 70D UTS coated nylon
About my only disappointment was that the hydration bladder wasn’t included—with a pack like this, you’d just expect it to come with the bag. However, at $70 new, you can throw probably any hydration bladder in there or order one to go with it, so the cost of entry isn’t too high for the lack of bladder to be a deal killer.
If you’re after a cute little devil of a pack for your jaunts around town or into the shallow parts of the wilderness, check out the Diablo 6 from some great retailers.