TETON Sports Oasis 1200 3-Liter Hydration Backpack

TETON-Sports-Oasis-1200-3-Liter-HydrationIn this article, we take a closer look at the Teton Sports Oasis 1200 Hydration Backpack (3 Liter) to see if it’s the right fit for you. Whether you’re on an outdoor hike or simply making your way through the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, a well-built, versatile backpack is the ideal companion. You want a pack that effortlessly carries all that you need to get through the day (or night) — fluids, nutrition, cell phone, change of clothes, and the list goes on. The general rule of choosing a hydration backpack is to equip yourself in anticipation of the demands of your workout before you step out of the house.

TETON Sports Oasis 1200 3-Liter Hydration Backpack Description

The TETON Sports Oasis 1200 Hydration Pack is engineered for highly active individuals who commonly navigate through day-long outdoor excursions. This hydration pack is built with 1,200 cubic inches (or 20 liters) of total storage capacity with a water reservoir that holds up to three liters of liquid. It is fully adjustable to snugly fit men, women, and even children. With dimensions of 19.5 x 12 x 9.5 inches, this running backpack translates to a weight of 2.45 pounds.

 

Features

The Teton Sports Oasis 1200 backpack comes in black as well as blue and grey color schemes. Its construction features a low-profile athletic cut with a full adjustment system that easily adapts to all body frames and sizes. The shoulder straps are built with a breathable mesh covering and high-density notched foam stabilizer that is designed to ease your load for an extended number of hours. The fabrics boast a waterproof coating that allows you to take the pack through heavy rain and snow without worrying about soaking your valuables inside. TETON-Sports-Oasis-1200-3-Liter-Hydration-3

The popularity of the Sports Oasis 1200 Hydration Pack can be attributed to a variety of unrivaled features:

1. Sizeable Hydration Bladder

Included in the pack is a 101-ounce (or 3-liter water) reservoir that comes with a kink-free drink tube and cushioned, wide-mouth bite valve that is sealed with a push-lock system. The FDA-compliant, BPA-free hydration bladder is specifically set in a separate partition in the main compartment, which makes it easy to detach, clean, and refill.

2. Well-ventilated, Soft Back Panel

For unparalleled comfort, the back panel is constructed with 0.5-inch thick pads covered in soft, lightweight mesh. The padding also adds support and tightens the fit of the pack, which minimizes its bounce as you move. The back panel is equally characterized by a T-channel ventilation design that allows air to circulate and keep your back cool amid high temperatures and humidity.

3. Built-in Rainfly

The Sports Oasis 1200 carries an integrated rain cover that comes handy during torrential rain and snow conditions — keeping the contents of your pack, especially electronic devices, safe and dry. This bright yellow water-resistant rainfly is situated at the bottom of the pack, and is stored in its own Velcro-tabbed compartment.

4. Multiple Compartments

On the front of the pack is a butterfly pocket with supplementary mesh on the sides that can carry your water bottle, energy bars, and sunscreen. On top of the main compartment is another zippered pocket that contains a two-section mesh organizer inside. Another wide mesh pocket is situated in the front, allowing for quick access to small outdoor necessities.

Aside from an ample amount of water, this backpack is also equipped to carry your gadgets, first aid kit, trail food, change of clothes, and other outdoor tools.

PROS

(a) Light, durable construction that utilizes water-resistant fabrics
(b) Fully adjustable to fit all types of frames comfortably
(c) Includes a built-in rain cover and emergency whistle for safety purposes
(d) Expansive storage capacity

CONS

(a) Lacks harness adjustment
(b) Accidental puncture of the hydration bladder could compromise sensitive items in the main compartment

Conclusion

Made with solid craftsmanship and high-quality materials, the TETON Sports Oasis 1200 demonstrates unsurpassed versatility and comfort. Its lightweight construction combined with its roomy capacity make it suitable for long day hikes as well as overnight trips. With added features such as the built-in rainfly, the Sports Oasis 1200 proves to be more than your average daypack at a competitive price point.