Transition Pack V8*
Limited Edition Production
Welcome to the modern era of a product category we innovated a quarter-century ago. We use the highest tech pack material ever used in a triathlon bag. We offer many features and compartments that are beneficial to the most organized person; but we also understand that sometimes you just want to pack it all up quickly and get home. This is why we offer the large main interior compartment that overtakes the entire space of all other compartments. Throw it all in, zip it up and go home!
- 45 denier polyester with TPU (Thermoplastic PolyUrethane) laminate makes this pack highly water-resistant and very durable
- TPU finish gives a high gloss patent leather appearance
- Bottom entry wetsuit compartment has heat sealed seams making it waterproof
- Inverted nylon zippers create a streamline appearance and ensure smoother operation
- Zipper pulls made of round nylon mountaineering cord for durability
- Ergonomic shoulder straps made out of high-density foam for improved comfort when the pack is full
- Vertical daisy chain the on outside to attach straps for carrying additional items like a floor pump, towel, yoga mattress, shoes, fleece or down jacket.
- 2 D-ring straps included
- Breathable foam padding against back offers comfort and insulation to hydration bladder pocket (bladder not included).
Favorite Features Remain:
- Exterior helmet holder, with quick open for removal
- Large top-loading main compartment overtakes the entire space of all other compartments if you want a duffel-style pack for optimal space.
- Vertical Mid-Belly™ zipper for easy access to items at the bottom of the pack
- Long transition rack strap to hang the pack
- Light-color interior for easy viewing of what is inside and to eliminate the "Black Hole" effect. Red has a red interior, White has a white interior, Royal has an orange interior. All have black wetsuit compartment.
- Interior case made of soft-plush fabric for sunglasses or swim goggles
- Inside pocket against the back holds a hydration bladder (not included)
- Exterior pop-out pocket holds 32 ounces (1-liter) drink bottle
- Mesh water bottle holder fits a liter-size bottle
- Waist strap with a durable nylon buckle makes carrying the pack more comfortable
- Large exterior zippered mesh pocket
- Don't lose your keys again! - Interior key ring loop inside the large exterior mesh pocket
- TSA approved size for check-in luggage (simply pull out the helmet prior to placing in overhead storage).
The pack has a volume of 4000 cubic inches (65-liter) including the expanding helmet holder. Height=22 inches, Average Depth=13 inches, Width=14 inches
NOTE: We recommend not exposing any pack or product made of TPU to extreme temperatures above 120ºF (49ºC) or below 32ºF (0ºC), due to the possibility of the urethane melting, or freezing and becoming brittle respectively.
This item is one product, which comprises less than 2% of our total products that are not made in the USA.
PROD ID: TP8
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After using team issued transition bags the past few seasons I have walked away largely unimpressed with the gear my team decided to go with. So, taking matters into my own hands, I spent a little extra this year to get a bag I thought I would actually like. After a few months of use I can report back that I am very happy with my decision to splurge on the De Soto Transition Pack. The Wetsuit Pocket on the bottom, helmet pouch on the outside, and the tire pump straps on the side are all ingenious features that make race morning so easy. The pockets are great for helping you stash your stuff in the order you plan on needing it, and the quality of the materials gives me a confidence this bag will last a long long time. I just carted this thing all around Greece for a 2 week race-cation across the pond and it was super clutch the whole trip! It went with me on the airplane, to the beach, on the ferries, and of course on race day. This is a great looking bag that can do it all.
The very best Transition pack
After trying several transition packs, there is no doubt that my new De Soto V8 is the best in every way. First of all, it’s the perfect size, so comfortable to wear, with the padded straps, and so light, even when fully loaded. It fits everything for my events with room to spare, and it’s wet suit storage area is easy to clean and expand when needed. This pack is so smartly designed I’m now using it for my every day training..it’s without a doubt the best and most fun to use!
Transition Pack V8 Review
Great quality in a very large transition backpack.
I love this bag! I felt so confident at my first Triathlon , The Malibu Nautica Classic. I actually made it to the podium my first race and now that I understand how best to use this great bag, I know my transition times will be even faster! Great looking, totally designed by a Triathlete!
Great bag for a triathlete (or any athlete)
This bag is spacious and material is great. Best bag for triathlons that I’ve ever had...and I’ve had a few.