Best Hydration Packs For Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a physical activity and it is a very good idea to keep hydrated. The best way to carry water with you is with a hydration pack. Hydration packs for mountain biking take quite a bit of punishment. They get stuffed with tools, extra clothing and snacks until the zips are straining. They are constantly get splattered with mud and water and poked with tree branches at high speed. In addition to all this punishment, they take a real beating when you crash.

Even with all this abuse, a descent mountain bike hydration pack can last you a few years before you need to buy a new one. You may be looking at buying your first hydration pack or wanting to replace your current crusty one. This guide will give you the knowledge on what to look for in the best hydration packs for mountain biking, along with some recommended ones to buy.

How to Choose The Best Hydration Pack for Mountain Biking

Hydration packs are a convenient way to carry water while taking part in physical activities, such as mountain biking or running. I always use one when mountain biking, as I can easily take a sip without having to stop and get a bottle out of my backpack.

When you are looking to buy a hydration pack for mountain biking, you need to make sure it is suitable.

The Difference Between Hydration Packs for Mountain Biking and Road Cycling

Hydration packs designed for road cycling tend to have a lower profile. They are also light weight and offer low wind resistance. Hydration packs for mountain biking are a little larger. This is so they can store extra stuff, like clothing, tools and spare inner tubes etc.

Water Capacity

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You need to make sure that your new hydration pack can hold enough water for your ride. But, water is pretty heavy stuff, so the best hydration packs for for mountain biking, shouldn’t weigh you down, nor leave you thirsty. So, you need to consider how much water you want to take with you.

Obviously you don’t need to fill up the bladder all the way for every ride. If you are on a short ride, save weight by only filling it up half way. But there are hydration packs with different capacities available:

0.5 litre or less: These are pretty small, so they are only suitable for short hikes or runs. They are usually just worn round the waist.

1 to 1.5 litres: Hydration packs with this capacity are useful for and short-distance rides, hikers and runners or even kids.

2 to 2.5 litres: This is the most common size of hydration pack. They give you a nice balance between weight and the amount of water needed. 

3 litres +: These hydration packs are ideal for big days out or when the weather is hot.

Pack Capacity

5 litres or less: These are really made for running, hiking or short road rides. They are very compact and have a low profile. There isn’t much room, but you can squeeze a few essential items and a thin layer of clothing in them.

6 to 10 litres: For mountain biking, this is a pretty useful size. You can also use them for trail running, as they have enough room for a couple of clothing layers, snacks and maybe a camera.

11 to 20 litres: This size is popular with mountain bikers and hikers. Hydration packs of this size, usually have extra pockets and enough space for extra clothes, snacks, multi-tools and inner tubes etc. They are more suited to bigger days out.

21 litres +: Hydration packs of this size are ideal for big hikes. You could even use it for a light overnight stay.

Fit

The best hydration packs for mountain biking fit properly. You can buy some models in different sizes to fit the length of your torso. To make sure you get the right fit, check out the specifications. If you find that you are between sizes, go for the larger one and shorten the straps.

The waist size is worth looking at too. They are very adjustable, but they usually range from 20 to 40″. 

Features

Bite valve shutoff switch: These stop the water dribbling out of the hose. Some twist and others have a switch.
 

Tube portals: Tube portals are the slit in the pack that the tube comes out of. Usually, there will be one over each shoulder or one in the middle of the pack at the top.

Clips: Many hydration packs include a clip on a shoulder strap to keep your tube positioned for easy access.

Quick-disconnect tubing: Some hydration packs have a bladder with an easily removable tube. This is so you have the option to leave the tube in the pack to fill the bladder up. Just make sure you re-connect the tube properly, or you will get wet!

Cold weather protection: You can get different add-ons for cold weather. These include insulated tubes, insulated reservoirs, reservoir covers and bite valve covers.

Raincover: A raincover is a nice add-on if you get caught out in bad weather

My Recommendations For The Best Hydration Packs For Mountain Biking

There are quite a lot of hydration packs for mountain biking available at the moment. You will notice that many of my recommendations are from CamelBak. This is because CamelBak is the most popular brand and I wanted to give you a picture of what they offer. But there are some great options if you want something else too. I urge you to check out the Osprey Raptor 14, as it is probably the best hydration pack for mountain biking right now.

1. CamelBak M.U.L.E Hydration Pack

The M.U.L.E is the best selling CamelBak hydration pack. It is ideal for riding the trails. The M.U.L.E is designed to be light and manoeuvrable, so even when it’s fully loaded for a day of mountain biking, it won’t get in your way.

Pros

  • Well priced
  • Looks great with a choice of colours
  • Very good breathability

Cons

  • Not that easy to wash 

Overview

The M.U.L.E is large enough to hold 3 litres of water. It is aimed at mountain bikers but can obviously be used for other activities. It uses the CamelBak Crux reservoir. This is designed to give you 20% more water per sip. Which os very useful when you are gasping.

Camelback have struck a good balance when it comes to the size of this hydration pack. It is narrow, lightweight and not bulky.It is quite common for hydration packs in this area to be a bit too large.

I really like the magnetic tube trap. This keeps the tube attached to your strap to stop it flapping in the breeze. Those of you that use a GoPro or Insta360 on a chest mount, will like this, as it keeps it out of shot.

In front of the reservoir area is the main compartment that can hold a lightweight layer, first aid kit or snacks.

In the middle is a stretchy pocket with straps to adjust how open it is. This is ideal to stuff  a lightweight layer or anything you want quick access to, such as inner tubes.

There are two outer zipped pockets. The smaller one at the top fits a phone, tissues, or your sunglasses.

The larger outer pocket is divided into compartments and includes a key clip. This makes it viable to serve as a small carry-on bag for when you are travelling.

There are no bungee cords for lashing gear to the outside of the pack, but it does have a helmet carrier.

Features

  • The brand new Crux delivers 20% more water per sip, with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling, and an on/off lever that makes it easy to prevent leaks.
  • Magnetic Tube Trap keeps your tube secure and accessible when you need it.
  • Air director back panel offers air channels to keep your back cool.
  • External hooks let you carry your helmet while still allowing full access to your pack.
  • Stretch overflow storage compartment lets you easily stash a rain shell or extra layer.
  • Reflective accents for visibility in low-light environments.
  • Removable stability belt helps to keep pack secure over technical terrain.
  • Pack only weight: 620g / 1lb 5oz
  • Torso fit range: 43-53cm / 17-21 in
  • Waist fit range: 66-116cm / 26-46 in
  • Fabric: 100D Robic Nylon Dobby / 210D Nylon Oxford.
  • Collection: Mountain Bike
  • Activity: Mountain Biking
  • User: Unisex
  • Hydration Capacity: 3l/100 Fl Oz
  • Hydration Type: Crux™ Reservoir with Quicklink™ System
  • BPA/BPS/BPF Free: Yes
  • Quick Link Disconnect: Yes
  • Gear Capacity: 9l/500 Cu In
  • Pack Weight: 620 G/1 Lb 5 Oz
  • Dimensions: 45.5 X 22 X 22.5 Cm / 17.9 X 8.7 X 8.9 In
  • Fits Torso: 43-53 Cm/17-21 In
  • Fits Waist/Hips: 66-116 Cm/26-46 In
  • Back Panel: Air Director™ Back Panel Provides Superior Ventilation
  • Waist Belt: Removable 3/4″ Stability Belt
  • Accessories Included: Magnetic Tube Trap™
  • Number of Exterior Pockets: 5

Verdict

5/5

You can’t go wrong with this CamelBak hydration pack. The M.U.L.E will be sufficient for most riders that want something more versatile than the classic hydration pack below. The features are great and it will not disappoint.

2. Shimano Unzen 6 Hydration Pack

The Shimano Unzen 6 is also designed with comfort in mind. Everything that could be made adjustable is adjustable in order to get the best fit for you. 

Pros

  • Well priced
  • Very adjustable to ensure the perfect fit
  • Very comfortable

Cons

  • Not as practical as similar priced hydration packs

Overview

With the Shimano Unzen 6, getting the perfect fit is the name of the game. This hydration pack has a unique strap design, known as the X-Harness. This is designed to securely hold the pack to your back. It has a clever velcro system inside of the water reservoir compartment. This gives you the ability to set the shoulder straps to suit your height.

Additionally this pack has two more adjustable straps that go around your waist that are secured with a buckle.

The Shimano Unzen 6 is one of the most comfortable hydration packs for mountain biking you can buy. The wide straps are curved to follow the contours of your shoulders and fasten in the middle of your chest. This system minimises movement and prevents it from bouncing around on rough terrain.

This pack also has some neat features. There is a loop to hang your sunglasses off on the left strap, for when you are not wearing them. The internal space is 6 litres and is nicely split in to different sections. The largest section unzips all the way down to the bottom, making it easy to stuff out from the bottom. It is also big enough to fit in a waterproof mountain bike jacket. For wet days, there is a zip out rain cover to keep the water out. In addition to all this there is a soft lined pocket on the top of the bag to keep your phone and sunglasses safe and close to hand. For when you are on a long climb on a hot day or simply just want to carry your helmet, this pack has a handy helmet carrier too. 

The water bladder is in a separate section, saving space in the main compartment and in turn, facilitates the filling of the bag

Features

  • Soft lined pocket for valuables
  • Rain cover
  • Helmet carrier
  • Rear panel in relief for ventilation
  • Different storage options
  • 2l bladder
  • 6l storage
  • Weight: 906g
  • External sunglasses holder 

Verdict

5/5

If you are looking for a super comfortable hydration pack for mountain biking, the Shimano Unzen 6 is a great option. Its adjustability allows you to customise the fit perfectly to your body.

3. CamelBak Classic Hydration Pack

The “Classic” is probably the simplest CamelBak hydration pack.However, it is suitable for lots of activities. Don’t expect to load it up with lots of things for you ride, hike or run, as it is designed to be a light weight and inexpensive hydration pack with a little bit of storage space.

Pros

  • Easy to fill
  • Easy to drink from
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Easy to clean
  • Well ventilated
  • Inexpensive
  • Well made

Cons

  • Not much storage space
  • Could be a bit tight if you have large shoulders

Overview

This CamelBak hydration pack is primarily designed for riding bikes. However, it is small and light enough to be used for running or hiking too. It has reflective details on it to increase your visibility in low light. It is a very simple bag with a small pocket at the bottom off it. You won’t be able to fit much in it, but it is ideal for a multitool or your keys.

With regard to the amount of water you can carry with this CamelBak hydration pack, it has a 2L capacity.

Features

  • Antidote™ Resovoir Features: 1/4 turn – easy open/close cap, lightweight fillport, dryer arms, center baffling and low-profile design, patented Big Bite™ Valve, HydroGuard™ technology, PureFlow™ tube, easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening
  • Key Pack Features: External fill, overflow storage bungee, essentials pocket, reflectivity
  • Designed To Carry: Multi-tool or wallet, extra layer secured by bungee, keys
  • CamelBak® Got Your Bak™ Guarantee: If we build it, we’ll Bak it™ with our lifetime guarantee.
  • Hydration Capacity: 70oz/2 L
  • Total Capacity: N/A + 2L Reservoir
  • Total Weight (Pack and Reservoir): 0.42lbs/0.19kg
  • Dimensions: 14.75 X 9.625 X 4 in/37.5 x 24.5 x 10cm
  • Torso Length: 13 in/33cm
  • Empty Reservoir Dimensions: Air Mesh
  • Full Reservoir Dimensions: N/A
  • Materials: LightWeight Mesh

Verdict

4.5/5

As an all round, no frills way of staying hydrated when out on your bike, this CamelBak hydration pack will suit most people’s needs. However, if you want to carry more stuff, such as extra layers, lunch or spares for you bike, you may want to look at one of the other solutions on this page or a proper mountain bike backpack.

 

4. EVOC CC 10L hydration pack

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The EVOC CC 10L hydration pack is a midsized hydration pack designed for shorter rides and races. However, it is still good for all day rides, when you don’t want to be overloaded with stuff.

Pros

  • Well organised storage

Cons

  • Narrow hose

Overview

The EVOC CC 10L hydration pack has a low profile, making it ideal for cross country rides. This low profile keeps it out of the way and minimises any restrictions in movement.

This pack uses Evoc’s segmented aired system. This is a design that  increases airflow with six large and raised pads that leave room for air to channel around them. At this point, it is worth mentioning that the clothes you wear will affect how well the ventilation works. Bulky jackets or jerseys fill up the holes, restricting the flow of air. This means your back gets sweaty, so you should wear tighter fitting technical clothing to ensure the system works properly. Also, how tight you have the shoulder straps will make a difference to the flow of air. The EVOC CC 10L fits securely to your back and is comfortable to wear.

You can buy the EVOC CC 10L with our without the bladder. The bladder is the type that folds down, making it really easy to fill. The hose is a little smaller than the ones you get from CamelBak. This makes a bit more effort to get get a good mouthful of water. This means you drink less during a ride, which could impact your hydration levels. You can fit any hydration bladder in to this pack, so you may want to choose a different one.

The 10 litres of storage is divided in to three sections. The largest section holds the bladder in a separate sleeve to prevent your multitool from popping it. All the pockets have large zip openings, making it easy to get to your stuff at the bottom of the pack. The double zips mean that you don’t need to fully open the pockets, limiting the risk of exposing your stuff to rain and dirt. The arrangement of pockets works really well.

The front pocket is ideal for tools and has sensibly sized and shaped sections to it. 

You can easily fit a light jacket and your lunch in the main compartment.There is also a mesh pouch on the inside. This is useful for organisation, but the is the only segregated part inside. Therefore you need to think about where you put your stuff when packing. The fold out helmet carrier works very well and is a nice touch. This can easily fit an XC or smaller trail helmet when it isn’t on your head.

Features

  • Capacity: 10L
  • 2-step zip system
  • Backlight clip
  • Mobile phone pocket
  • Hydration clip
  • Hydration system
  • Key holder
  • Signal whistle
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • XC helmet carry
  • Tool compartment (separate, wide swing-opening)
  • Air Circulation technology
  • Air Pad System: Offers perfect back ventilation
  • Brace Link: Provides optimal adjustment of the shoulder straps
  • Size: 23cm x 50cm x 9cm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 655g

Verdict

4/5

The EVOC CC 10L is a well made hydration pack for mountain biking. Its low profile is ideal for XC riders and it is comfortable to wear. The only significant negative, is the low delivery of water from the bladder. But you can fit any bladder in to the pack.

5. CamelBak Rogue

The CamelBak Rogue hydration pack is aimed at riders that want something a little bit cheaper. However, the great CamelBak hydration pack quality is  still there.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • A few colours to choose from
  • Good low light visibility
  • Well made

Cons

  • Long hose
  • Filer cap could be a bit more secure

Overview

The CamelBak Rogue features an 2L reservoir, Leak-Proof On/Off Valves, a zipped pocket at the top. it also has a bottom pocket, which is ideal for your keys, a multi tool, or anything else you need to carry that’s small.

The back flap lifts up to give you access to the Crux bladder which features a large cap for easy filling. You do have to make extra care when screwing the cap on. It only has a couple of threads, so if you don’t put it on properly you can get leaks.

The rest of this CamelBak hydration pack is very well made, so it should last a good while. You may find the tube to be a little too long, so you may find that you are stuffing the excess tube in to the pouch to be slightly annoying.

Features

  • The brand new Crux delivers 20% more water per sip, with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling, and an on/off lever that makes it easy to prevent leaks.
  • Breathable air mesh back panel for a lightweight, comfortable fit.
  • Integrated tool organization keeps your tools organized.
  • Ventilated harness for comfort and breathability.
  • Stretch overflow storage compartment lets you easily stash a rain shell or extra layer.
  • Reflective accents for visibility in low-light environments.
  • Pack only weight: 230g / 0lb 8oz
  • Torso fit range: 38-53cm / 15-21in
  • Fabric: 200D Polyester Plain Weave.
  • Collection: Bike
  • Activity: Cycling
  • User: Unisex
  • Hydration Capacity: 2.5l/85 Fl Oz
  • Hydration Type: Crux Reservoir With Standard Exit Port
  • BPA/BPS/BPF Free: Yes
  • Quick Link Disconnect: No
  • Gear Capacity: 2.5l/150 Cu In
  • Pack Weight: 230 G/0 Lb 8 Oz
  • Dimensions: 40 X 22.5 X 16 Cm / 15.7 X 8.9 X 6.3 In
  • Fits Torso: 38-53 Cm/15-21 In
  • Back Panel: Padded Mesh
  • Waist Belt: N/A
  • Number Of Exterior Pockets: 4

Verdict

4/5

I do recommend the CamelBak Rogue hydration pack,  However, you need to make sure the cap threaded correctly, but otherwise it’s a great hydration pack.

6. Osprey Raptor 14

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The Osprey Raptor 14 is probably the best hydration pack for mountain biking you will find. It has some clever features, well made and super comfortable to wear.

Pros

  • Very well made
  • Lots of great features
  • Very comfortable
  • Lots of storage space
  • Integrated tool roll

Cons

  • None

Overview

The Osprey Raptor 14 has a semi-rigid reservoir to make it easier to handle than a traditional bladder. The zip around the reservoir compartment and along the shoulder guide makes it extremest easy to remove and refill from the tap.

This pack features a strong magnet on the sternum strap. This is to keep the drinking tube in a convenient place, while stoping it flapping around in the wind (stopping it getting in to your GoPro shots). I really like the integrated tool wrap. This simply zips out the bottom of the pack and unrolls, giving you easy access to your mountain bike tools. This makes trail side repairs that much easier. It even has an area to keep the nuts and bolts safe, so you can find them again.

The waist belt and chest straps work well together and with effective compression straps to stop the pack moving around no matter how full it is.

The waist belt has useful pockets that are just the right size for snacks or a mid-sized multi-tool. Another great feature, is the elastic rear pocket that allows you to keep wet jackets away from the rest of your stuff.

Features

  • Comes with 2.5L Hydraulics LT Reservoir
  • AirScape back panel with foam ridges for comfort and fit
  • BioStretch hipbelt and harness
  • Front shove-it pocket
  • Front stretch compression pocket
  • Front zippered pocket
  • Integrated roll-out ToolWrap
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Internal organiser for bike specific tools and spares
  • LED light attachment point
  • LidLock bike helmet attachment
  • Reflective graphics
  • Sternum strap buckle with magnet
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
  • Zippered panel access
  • Zippered scratch-free eyewear and electronics pocket
  • 210D Nylon Diamond Ripstop construction
  • Weighs 0.8kg
  • Dimensions: 48cm x 22cm x 25cm

Verdict

5/5

Probably the best hydration pack for mountain biking. Its clever features make it a winner, especially the integrated tool roll.

7. CamelBak Lobo

The CamelBak Lobo is a great  hydration pack for mountain biking. It is for those that want to carry lots of water, but doesn’t want to carry lots of gear. It still has enough space to to carry enough stuff for a day on the bike without running out of water.

Pros

  • Large water capacity
  • External fill means you don’t need to take the bladder out to fill it up
  • Just enough space for a day on the bike

Cons

  • None

Overview

The bladder can be a pain to remove in a hurry, but with external filling capability and so much water, it’s not likely to need refilling more than once or twice, even on a seriously hot day.

The shoulder and chest straps are well-padded, as are the deep waist. This keeps it comfortable and everything in place. It has  several zipped pockets (one with cable port) to hold all your stuff and a rubberised back panel keep the worst muddy splashes at bay. It is quite long,  so it won’t fit everyones back. However, it is very narrow and doesn’t get in the way when you are twisting your bike through the treelined trails.

If you pack with some thought you can fit tools and an inner tube in the lower pocket and keep snacks and a phone safely higher up. It is a comfortable pack to wear, as it only weighs 570g empty. It also has an optional stability strap that keeps it firmly in place even when smashing the most technical of terrain.

The Lobo CamelBak hydration pack is ideal for two to three-hour rides. But, with a bit of rationing, you can make it last longer.

Features

  • The brand new Crux delivers 20% more water per sip, with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling, and an on/off lever that makes it easy to prevent leaks.
  • Magnetic Tube Trap keeps your tube secure and accessible when you need it.
  • Air director back panel offers air channels to keep your back cool.
  • External hooks let you carry your helmet while still allowing full access to your pack.
  • Stretch overflow storage compartment lets you easily stash a rain shell or extra layer.
  • Reflective accents for visibility in low-light environments.
  • Removable stability belt helps to keep pack secure over technical terrain.
  • Pack only weight: 480g / 1 lb 0 oz
  • Torso fit range: 43 – 53cm / 17 – 21 in
  • Waist fit range: 66 – 116cm / 26 – 46 in
  • Fabric: 100D Robic Nylon Dobby / 210D Nylon Oxford.

Verdict

4.5/5

A great CamelBak hydration pack for riders that like to have lots of water and want  take just enough gear with them on a ride.

8. EVOC FR Trail Blackline

The EVOC FR Trail is more of a backpack than a hydration pack, but it is worth mentioning. I’m a big dan of EVOC products and this is a great example. The EVOC FR Trail is a bit heavier than the rest of the products on this page, but if you like to ride hard and take some risks, this may be the pack for you.

Pros

  • Integrated back protector
  • Lots of space
  • Compatible with all hydration bladders

Cons

  • Quite heavy

Overview

The EVOC FR Trail keeps the weight close to your body. It barely moves even on the roughest of trails, as long as you get the right size. If you get one that is too big, it will rub on the back of your helmet on steep descents, which will get annoying.

There is a lot of space inside the FR Trail and it is easy to get to your stuff with zips around three of four edges, allowing you to fully open it.

The integrated back protector gives you confidence when you are riding a particularly gnarly section of trail. The wide, wrap-around neoprene belt that gives you a stronger feeling of security when barrelling down a rocky descent. You can actually zip off the bag, so you can just use the back protector on its own.

Features

  • Liteshield Back Protector: Offers 95% shock absorption
  • Free Back Protector crash replacement scheme
  • Capacity 20L
  • 2 step zip system
  • Backlight clip
  • Mobile phone pocket
  • Hipbelt pouch
  • Hydration clip
  • Hydration system compatible
  • Key holder
  • Map pocket
  • Raincover
  • Signal whistle
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • XC/DH Helmet carry compartment
  • Protection gear holder
  • Tool compartment
  • Airo Flex Hip Belt
  • Liteshield System Air: Offers maximum back ventilation
  • Certifications: EN 1621-2, TUV/GS
  • Standards: 89/686/EEC for PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Size: 27cm x 56cm x 14cm (WxHxD)

Verdict

5/5

The EVOC FR Trail Blackline is a proper mountain bike backpack, rather than a hydration pack. However, the back protector and extra space for stuff may suit you better. Especially if you are the type of person that likes to be really well prepared.

9. CamelBak Skyline

The CamelBak Skyline LR 10 Low Rider hydration pack is made for mountain bikers that do a lot of  aggressive downhill riding. It offers maximum stability with a lumbar design that keeps your water and cargo stowed low and close to your waist for a low centre of gravity. This gives you more stability, especially when the terrain gets technical.

 

Pros

  • Low centre of gravity
  • Doesn’t move around
  • Lots of colour choices
  • Great pockets and tool storage
  • Fleece lined pocket for your phone etc
  • Magnetic hose clip
  • Easy open bladder
  • Helmet carrier
  • Well ventilated
  • Sufficient water carrying capacity

Cons

  • Lower back can get sweaty
  • Doesn’t stretch when you pack it tight
  • Not the cheapest

Overview

The Skyline is a full-featured MTB hydration pack with great organisation. It has  a 3-litre Crux reservoir, helmet carrier, webbing for storing soft armour, and an XV back panel to keep your back cool and ventilated.

I really like that this Camelbak hydration pack has its own tool roll, allowing you to  be prepared on the trail. You can also drink and refill on the fly. This ability comes from a zipped flap that gives you instant access to your bladder. It features the magnetic hose clip that keeps your drinking tube out of the way in one click.

The main things you will like about the CamelBak Skyline, is the low rider technology and the straps. The straps optimise the fit of the hydration pack by placing the weight more on the rider’s hips. It sits snug and close to your back with very little movement even while jumping and tackling tough terrain. Have a look at the video below.

Features

  • The brand new Crux LR reservoir delivers 20% more water per sip while keeping weight positioned low on your back, which translates to better stability in the saddle and on the trail.
  • Magnetic Tube Trap keeps your tube secure and accessible when you need it.
  • Stabilizing load-bearing hip belts with cargo optimizes a custom fit and keeps essentials close at hand.
  • Separate zippered compartment with gear organizer and tool roll.
  • Dual reservoir compression straps cinch the reservoir into the small of your back for a tight, stable fit.
  • Stretch overflow storage compartment lets you easily stash a rain shell or extra layer.
  • Reflective accents for visibility in low-light environments.
  • Pack only weight: 650g / 1lb 6oz
  • Torso fit range: 43-53cm / 17-21 in
  • Waist fit range: 66-116cm / 26-46 in
  • Fabric: 100D Robic Nylon Dobby / 210D Nylon.
  • COLLECTION: Mountain Bike Low Rider™
  • ACTIVITY: Mountain Biking
  • USER: Unisex
  • HYDRATION CAPACITY: 3L/100 fl oz
  • HYDRATION TYPE: CRUX™ Lumbar Reservoir with Magnetic Tube Trap™
  • BPA/BPS/BPF FREE: Yes
  • QUICK LINK DISCONNECT: No
  • GEAR CAPACITY: 7L/400 cu in
  • PACK WEIGHT: 650 g/1 lb 6 oz
  • DIMENSIONS: 43 x 28 x 21 cm / 17 x 11 x 8.3 in
  • FITS TORSO: 43-53 cm/17-21 in
  • BACK PANEL: Padded Mesh
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: Bike Tool Organizer
  • NUMBER OF EXTERIOR POCKETS: 6

Verdict

5/5

Backpacks are getting thinner and taller. The CamelBak Skyline  halves the height, sits low and is very stable. Not everyone likes bum bags and this is a great option for those that need to carry some gear. This is a backpack for those that don’t like to wear backpacks.

Which Hydration Pack For Mountain Biking will you choose?

These are all great hydration packs for mountain biking, but which one you will choose is down to your personal preference. You will not be disappointed in any of them, but my choice would be the Osprey Raptor 14 or the EVOC Trail FR Blackline. Let me know what you thing in the comments below.

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