It’s patently clear that there are some mountain bikers behind this new gear from Rapha, and the Trail Hip Pack is a sweet option any time you need to carry more than your pockets can manage.
While no solution is perfect, there’s more than one way to haul water on the trail, and some methods are more preferred than others.
We tested five hydration packs for mountain biking, including three that feature a women’s specific design.
Here are two smallish hip packs that should work well for shorter mountain bike rides, or possibly all day epics, assuming you’ve made other accommodations for hauling the rest of your gear.
The Wolf Tooth TekLite Roll-Top Bag is a dropper-friendly seat bag that can also be mounted pretty much anywhere on a bike frame.
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The Trail Pro 16L is a lightweight and comfortable pack for long mountain bike rides, with a bit of health insurance built in.
The new EVOC Trail Pro backpack comes in 10-, 16-, and 26-liter sizes with integrated spine protection.
These two large hip packs for mountain biking are priced the same, but offer slightly different features.