Full Review of the The North Face Ladies Enduro Boa Hydration Pack
North Face is an innovator when it comes to designing streamlined and comfortable hydration packs and the North Face Ladies Enduro Boa is no exception. This hydration pack is all about the perfect fit and even weight distribution which are absolute necessities when you hit the outdoors.
An Innovative Harness Design
One of the most obvious design differences on the North Face Ladies Enduro Boa Hydration Pack is the move from straight vertical straps on the shoulders to a harness design that is fitted around the chest. At first this can take some getting used to when running with the pack and may also take a little more fiddling to find the ideal fit. The main reason for this difficulty is that the harness design secures together with two pieces of velcro, so to adjust the fit, it takes a little bit longer than with a typical pull and buckle system. Being designed for women, the maximum width between the two shoulder straps is less than with a mans pack. Smaller guys and teens however, would still find the North Face Ladies Enduro Boa Hydration Pack comfortable to wear.
Nifty Boa Hydration System
So where does “Boa” fit into the grand scheme of things? Well, just like a Boa Constrictor winds itself around its prey to prevent airflow, the patented North Face Boa system means that as the hydration pack is drained of fluid, users can tighten the pack using a front-located knob which in turn will evenly distribute the remaining water and prevent sloshing. Clever! The bladder is easily accessible to take out and refill and has a total volume of 1.5 litres. There is the option to use a 3 litre bladder for longer distance runs, but this obviously leaves less room for other equipment. It is worth mentioning that the tube for water has a magnetic snap to it, so when you are finished drinking, the tube just snaps back into place which is ideal; all you have to do is let go and the hose finds its magnetic place.
Ventilation and Pockets
To help keep your gear ventilated and to prevent things from getting too warm inside, this pack is made of an ultra-light nylon and mesh both of which are extremely breathable and will allow airflow. In terms of storage, the Ladies Enduro Boa has a padded waistband with two removable pockets which can hold a mobile, energy bars, etc. The zips in this pockets are very easy to open and close on the go which is handy for quick access to those energy gels. The overall volume of this pack is 6 litres so if you decide to use the bladder to its full 3 litre capacity, you will have 3 litres of storage left inside the bag. This is just enough for a rain jacket or something similar but that is about it.
Other features of the North Face Ladies Enduro Boa Hydration Pack include:
- Removable zip hip belt pockets.
- Smooth mesh ventilates well and doesnt abrade the skin.
- Form fitting, stretchable hip belt with low profile Velcro closure.
- Exterior section for storing a waterproof, food, and other essentials.
- Average weight: 400g.
- 1.5 litre Source hydration bladder with magnetic clip attachment.
- Easy to reach shoulder mounted Boa mechanism provides water stability.
- Unique E-VAP shoulder support moves weight and abrasion away from shoulders.
Overall, the North Face Ladies Enduro Boa Hydration Pack is a great pack as it is light, durable and ensures maximum comfort through the innovative Boa design. I am a big fan of this pack is it fits my short frame and does not move around regardless of the terrain. It does not have a lot of room for extras but if that is not important to you, you should give this pack some serious consideration.
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