Backpacks, hip packs, fanny packs: Who doesn’t like a good pack or two… or three? Can’t decide? Don’t worry, we’ve tested and reviewed minimalist waist bags to fully loaded packs with protection.
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.
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.
The Camelbak Chase Vest is a minimalist hydration pack that holds 50oz. of water with a few pockets for small items.
Norwegian brand Norrona has a rock solid option for a mountain bike hydration pack with the Skibotn 15L.
The newest hydration pack for mountain biking, the Down Shift from Hydro Flask, lowers the price and does what the brand does best: keeps water cold.
The Evoc Neo offers unrivaled protection and storage for mountain biking but is heavy and expensive.