Mountain Bike Hydration Packs/Bags Reviews

Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Hot Laps 5L Waist Pack 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Hot Laps 5L Waist Pack 2018
Dakine Hot Laps 5L Waist Pack

Depending on what part of the planet you're from, you'll call these things by various names: bumbags, fanny packs, hip packs... Call them what you will, but they have made a surprising and confident return to the mountain bike world. The enduro scene is probably to blame/thank, but there is something to be said for shrinking your luggage and minimising…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Vaude Moab Women Pro 18 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Vaude Moab Women Pro 18 2018
Vaude Moab Women Pro 18

Vaude have successfully created an extremely functional trail pack, designed specifically for the female rider. The Moab Women’s Pro boasts 18 litres of storage space able to hold all you could need for a long day on the trails. Although the design is fairly simple, Vaude have definitely not scrimped. The Moab comes equipped with some much sought-after features, including…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Osprey Raptor 14 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Osprey Raptor 14 2017
Osprey Raptor 14

The Raptor is a very familiar sight on the trail, having adorned the backs of umpteen riders for a number of seasons. Various revisions have occurred over the years, yet this classic pack remains one of the most popular solutions to carrying kit and water on a bike. With a bunch of features to keep even the fussiest rider happy, the Raptor…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Drafter 14L 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Drafter 14L 2017
Dakine Drafter 14L

Long-standing brand Dakine are a company who know everything there is to making a good backpack. In their continuing search to improve the impact they have in the mountain biking market they have enhanced the Drafter range by adding a 14 litre version. This contemporary and well thought out pack also comes in a women’s specific model which we think…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Bliss Protection ARG Vertical LD Backpack 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Bliss Protection ARG Vertical LD Backpack 2016
Bliss Protection ARG Vertical LD Backpack

The enduro crowd seem to be disowning the backpack and attempting to fit the contents either in pockets or strapping tools and tubes to frames in order to ride unencumbered by the humble rucksack. There is no denying that riding without a pack feels pretty nice, but I still struggle to see the point to adding weight to my fancy…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Endura MT 500 Enduro Backpack 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Endura MT 500 Enduro Backpack 2016
Endura MT 500 Enduro Backpack

Endura have been producing clothing that riders can trust for over 13 years now, clothing that lasts and stands up to the elements of riding in the UK. They have held their own in a super challenging market and have now shown their intent to move up another gear. With a newly revised, brighter and more stylish MT500 range that…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Amp 12L  2012
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Amp 12L  2012
Dakine Amp 12L

We’re big fans of Dakine backpacks here at IMB so we were very excited when the Amp turned up on our doorstep. The Amp is a compact bag with 12 litres of available storage as well as a three-litre bladder system. On The Trail Being a compact bag the Amp only has one large compartment, but we counted an incredible…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2012
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Apex 26L  2012
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Apex 26L  2012
Dakine Apex 26L

The Apex 26L is the biggest pack in the Dakine range, before you start getting to the very specialised builders pack that is and unless you want a chainsaw holder the Apex is going to offer you pretty much everything you will need in terms of a large volume all day pack. It is based around the popular Drafter and…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2012
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hydrapak Jolla 18L  2012
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hydrapak Jolla 18L  2012
Hydrapak Jolla 18L

With 18 litres of storage the Jolla is the biggest bag in the Hydrapak range, making it ideal for those big rides when you need to pack as much stuff as you can. This year the Jolla was given a serious overhaul so we were keen to get it in for testing and try it out. On the trail The…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2012
Mountain Bike Reviews - Osprey Raptor 14L 2012
Mountain Bike Reviews - Osprey Raptor 14L 2012
Osprey Raptor 14L

Osprey packs have set high standards in carrying gear for over 35 years The Raptor is one of their premium bike packs, packed with features for the serious riders out there. Constructed from a lightweight yet rugged and durable material the Raptor 14 is a easily large enough to accommodate your all day biking kit requirements without feeling or looking…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2012
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Nomad Pack 2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Dakine Nomad Pack 2010
Dakine Nomad Pack

We wanted a pack for the Mega that we could fit a fair bit in, obviously in a race like that you need to be carrying enough spares to be able to get yourself out any mechanicals. Add to that a good amount of food and a jacket for long days in the mountains and the pack needs to be…

Hydration Packs/Bags
2010
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