The Bataan is a simple 3L fanny pack that comes in vibrant colors chosen by the person who sews your bag together. Simple, functional, made with high quality remnant materials.
Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Durable yet lightweight ripstop nylon shell fabric
Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Cotopaxi make great bags by hand, have done for a while now. Excellent sustainability and human rights ethos at this company.
Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Just one 3L pouch with a couple little inner spaces to put small things.
Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Adjustable strap for hip, over the shoulder and cross body wear.
Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Each colorway is totally unique, put together by the person who builds your bag!
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