The founders of Mission Workshop began their love affair with the bicycle on mountain bikes in NorCal, so naturally a hydration-compatible trail pack was bound to sneak its way on their already diversified line. As part of the new Acre sub-label, the Hauser trail pack doubles as a pack and a small backpack for urban riding / commuting.
For it being relatively small, the Hauser packs a lot of detailing. Expandable compression straps will hold a helmet, pads or jackets and the expandable roll top increases capacity. The bag itself is actually separate from the harness, allowing for air circulation through the perforated shoulder straps and back pad.
Dual hydration reservoir access points allow nozzles to be routed either way, or you can run two. Unzip the center to find a removable tool roll that doubles as a travel case for just anything you can stuff into it. Two side pockets fit gloves, flasks, tools, pump and other on-the-run necessities.
Top it all off with a Made in the USA, lifetime warranty and you’ve got one solid contender for trail packs.
I’ll be testing this bag in the Swiss Alps next week and will return with more field photos!
Grey, black, blue and Multicam (limited)
Large 750-800 cu in (12L) – $225
Small 600-700 cu in (9.8L) – $200 – shown
Check out more detail photos in the Gallery!