I used my first DaKine Hydration Pack so much that I gave it to my brother and got a new one. The good news is that the new version has a few additions that were missing in the first version.
The new version has 2 external pockets in the front and new graphics. If you’re doing downwind, distance or long cruises, this is a must have item. I even took this to the Olukai race on Maui and would have been parched 30 minutes into it without this water pack.
Take a look:
One feature worth mentioning is the high pitch whistle in the chest strap buckle. This means one less piece of equipment to carry.