Dakine Hot Laps 2L Waist Bag Review

One of the fanny/hip/waist packs that has been around for a while is the Dakine Hot Laps.  The Hot Laps is a smaller pack that offers just enough room for the basics of a quick ride.  The back is well padded and ventilated to make for one of the more comfortable packs especially if you have a bunch of pointy things stashed in your pack.

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Dakine Hot Laps 2L Waist Bag | $45 | Weight: 0.5 lbs  | Dims: 10″ x 3″ x 7′” (LxWxH)


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  • Great size and comfortable back padding
  • Great value
  • Well done water bottle holder that stashes away

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  • Waist belt slips
  • Phone pockets not easily accessed
  • A little small for some

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Like quite a few packs the Hot Laps waist belt does slip loose with a load on rough trails.  I have successfully remedied this by putting a couple of safety pins on either side of the belt.

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Grippy waist wings help keep the pack from sliding around too much.

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The smaller pack opening allows just enough room for the necessities.

Other than the slipping belt, the only other quirk with the pack is that if you want quick access to your phone for a call or photo. The opening of the pack is not as large as others and the nicely padded pocket where I put my phone is in the back of the pack against your back.  It’s difficult to reach without taking the pack off.

Bottom Line

The Hot Laps value comfort and well thought out design makes it a great little pack for shorter rides.  The compact size works nicely as long as you don’t need extra room for a beer or burrito.  Even with a water bottle, the pack remains comfortable and secure. The Hot Laps is easily one of my favorite hip packs for a quick lap.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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