Posted by Miles Arbour
Looking to get a little more out of your Pioneer Hip Pack? Portland-based North St. Bags has just launched the Pioneer Bottle Sleeve add-on, providing a simple way to add extra water storage to their Pioneer hip packs. The Pioneer Bottle Sleeve simply attaches to the waist belt using velcro straps, and the bottle stays put thanks to a drawstring closure. The sleeve is designed to fit bottles up to 3″ in diameter, is made from a rugged 1000-denier Cordura nylon, and adds just 85g to your hip pack.
If we were to guess, it appears their new Bottle Sleeve should work with lots of other hip packs out there, too. So if you’re looking for some extra water capacity, or you’re like me and often underestimate how hot the desert can be in the summer, this could be a quick fix. The Pioneer Bottle Sleeve comes in five different colours: copper, black, olive, midnight blue, and steel, and retails for $29.99 USD. Like North St. Bags’ other products, the bottle sleeve is handmade in Portland, Oregon, and has a lifetime warranty.
In case you missed it, we put together a big list of hip packs we’ve used (including North St. Bags’ Pioneer 9), which you can check out here.