It also works well on its own. It rained part of every day in Hawaii. The Celeritas roll top pack kept a spare set of clothes for a few people dry over many outings in the tropical environment.
My only gripe is that the dedicated hole for the hydration straw to poke through is not sealable. This led to slight partial dampness on some of the clothing without a hydration bladder installed. The covering on the straw/tube soaked up the water and mitigated this problem on other hikes. In an absolute downpour, you’d probably get some of the contents wet. But in anything less, it should keep your gear dry for the duration of the outing. Even facing a complete downpour I’m sure I could rig something using shoe goo, scissors, and an old wet weather bag or poncho that would rectify the issue.
The inside is almost as minimalist as the outside. Instead of no pockets, it has 2. A dedicated hydration pouch that could easily fit other things and a zipper pouch perfect for keys/wallet/phone/etc. I can see this pack serving me for years to come as a gym bag and day hike bag. And If I need more out of it, it does have MOLLE for attaching whatever tacticool pouches I need. And that little bit of MOLLE doesn’t kill its ability to blend in since MOLLE has an, albeit limited, showing in mainstream bag design.
All of this makes for a pretty versatile pack for a good price. There are multiple ways to incorporate this pack into a system. The bag is just as comfortable hiking to a waterfall in Hawaii as it is sitting in a gym locker as it is carrying my laptop and other things into work. Minimal, simple, versatile. The Celeritas roll top pack is a good buy.
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