In what may be a first, HydaPak is offering a hydration bladder with built-in insulation to keep drinks cold on the trail. While many packs offer insulation to keep liquids colder, longer, this option uses a foam-like material that doesn’t add a lot of weight or bulk.
For 2018/19, Hydrapak has redesigned their output valve as well. It’s still compatible with existing hoses, but the company manages to get a 20% better flow rate, which is welcome news for those who love to chug.
Finally, there’s also an insulated hose option which mountain bikers will find comes with a handy dust cover for the bite valve.