The veritable folks over at Singletracks reviewed our Rover Hip Pack after riding it for a month or two. Learn how it stacked up:
Long known for their well-priced dropper posts and their cockpit components, PNW has been widening their product line and this summer dropped an apparel line and a hip pack called the Rover. The Rover comes in two colors, has a detachable bottle holster, a padded and ventilated mesh back panel, abrasion-resistant material, and a roomy main compartment with some interior pockets.
Along the hips are zippered pockets, good for a set of keys, credit cards, or an energy gel. The strap secures with a trusty snap buckle and it’s adjustable on both sides for a dialed fit. PNW says it will fit waist sizes from 24-48″.
I’ve been riding this rad Rover for a month or two, and it’s become a new favorite hip pack. After reviewing loads of different hip packs over the years, this isn’t an easy task, and I’ll explain why. Hip packs are, in my opinion, often too big or too small and the Rover fits smack in the middle as something that’s not too big for a lunch ride and not too small for a 2-3 hour ride — if you’ve got room for a bottle on the bike. That’s often my strategy to dodge wearing a full pack.
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