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UPDATE: it was a two-horse race, but in the end Przemek Kita's wall ride proved the strongest - much to the delight of Vital member tommi who is this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive a 2014 Paragon Riding Pack and an Ultimate Hydration System set up from Source!
The Paragon 25L is big enough to handle any epic day out, yet light enough to function as your everyday riding pack too. Made from lightweight fabric and ripstop Nylon, the Paragon features a light steel cage and a mesh back that help keep the pack away from your body for maximum ventilation - even when fully loaded. There is ample general cargo space, dedicated tool storage, and room for 3 liters of water in a separate insulated compartment, in addition to external pockets and options for attaching gear to the outside of the pack if need be. An included rain cover ensures your pack stays dry even when the weather is not.
The Widepac Hydration Reservoir features the original slide closure system for easy access, filling, and drying. "Glass-Like" and "Grunge-Guard" technologies ensure that your water stays fresh and always taste-free, even if you leave it in the reservoir for extended periods of time. Also included is a revolutionary solution for refilling your hydration system on the move - the Universal Tube Adapter. With the UTA, the reservoir can be filled directly through the tube eliminating the need to remove the hydration pack from the back for refills, particularly convenient for Enduro and stage races in addition to every day riding.
The Vital Photo Comp is a weekly photo competition, with prizes awarded to the picture that receives the most votes, as well as a randomly selected member who voted for the winning shot. If you'd like your photos to be eligible, create an account and upload your shots. To be eligible for the voter prize drawing, just make sure you are logged in to your Vital account when you vote - it's that simple!