NXe pod packs = mostly the same, some not as comfy // SO Vest = Larger, hinders movement more, heavier // Off brand packs = Lower quality, uncomfortable
SP Vibe, CP 14" barrel, Eggy II w/ Z-board, Firebolt
-Looks (always a strength)
-Elastic pod holders (pods may fall out, see review)
I bought this pack looking for something cheap but different. That's what I got.
Comfort is a biggy with this pack. It fits as tight as I want it to, and does not slip, jiggle or bounce around at all when I'm running/jumping/sliding even with 7 pods. The waist strap gives me room to bend and doesn't hinder my movements. The "elastic pod ejectors" surprisingly do work. It almost kicks the pod into your hand when you pull back the strap. A small but beneficial luxury. As far as quality goes, this pack was built to last. I haven't put it through much yet, but if feels and looks sturdy. The materials aren't cheap, and it's put together the right way. Looks are a biggy. This pack has a simple but smooth look to it. The only negative I have, is that sometimes certain pods fell out of the elastic holders, until I started to use lock lids or pods wrapped with athletic tape. Easily a fixable problem.
Overall you can't go wrong with the pack's price. It fits like a dream, and it'll survive what you throw at it. Money well spent.