Full Review: Acre Supply The Hauser Pack
Usually, I am not one for backpacks or hydration packs while riding, and the concept of having to ride a singlespeed 420 miles with a pack was disagreeable to say the least. But if I wanted to keep up on downhills with my ride partners I couldn’t run frame bags, so I begrudgingly loaded up an Acre Supply Hauser Pack.
Made in America with water resistant construction, The Hauser from Acre Supply was an essential piece of gear.
Although satellites could pick up the Caltrans Orange motif on my pack from orbit, after a day of riding, the Hauser seemed to disappear on my back. Thanks to a perforated back panel and shoulder straps, there was adequate ventilation, and with multiple anchor points, both the shoulder straps and waist belt allowed quick adjustment. Although I didn’t run a hydration bladder, the Hauser can accommodate most brand name reservoirs up to 3 liters.
The Hauser also features a handy removable tool roll to keep little bits and pieces organized, and hidden carry straps can store a helmet or pads underneath the bag. I used the straps to carry an extra pair of shoes. The main cargo compartment has a roll-top closure to adjust higher or lower depending on how much gear is being carried. To keep the back from hitting the back of my head, I had to make sure the roll-top was rolled as low and tight as possible.
Acre Supply claims the Hauser is fully weatherproof, and we got to test that claim at the end of the second day riding through a complete downpour. Not only did all my gear in the main roll-top compartment stay dry, but my phone in one of the outer pockets did as well. Although I avoid packs whenever possible, the Hauser was an essential piece of gear for The Commute that worked out great. It comes in two sizes (10L and 14L).
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