Have used this pack about 10 to 15 times, and I love it! It holds plenty of water for a ride up to about three hours long. Anything more than that and youï¿½ll probably need an extra bottle on your bike. The pack stays in place well and the extra storage is very handy. The only thing that kept it a four-star instead of five stars is the magnet holding the drink nozzle to the pack doesnï¿½t always hold as strong as I would like.
From fit to material, these are my favorite riding shorts. The zippered pockets are key. Other Dakine shorts I have donï¿½t have the zippered pockets making it more challenging going when needing to carry keys, phone, etc. I normally wear size Large (33ï¿½ waist and slim overall) but I opted to size down due to my experience with previous Dakine shorts. The medium fits well, doesnï¿½t require tightening or a belt although Iï¿½m at the max in the waist.