Hydrapak Jolla 18L  2012 Mountain Bike Review

Hydrapak Jolla 18L 2012

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At a glance

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.

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On the trail

The first thing we noticed about the Jolla was it’s top loading design, which allows you to cram in everything you might need when you’re miles away from home. The main compartment also has a draw-string closure as well as a conventional clip to make sure your possessions are nice and secure when on the trails.

The Jolla is extremely lightweight, and a series of compression straps on the sides of the bag mean that if, for whatever reason, you only want to fill it with a few items, it isn’t going to feel too bulky. Obviously if you do fill it to it’s maximum capacity there’s going to be a lot of weight on your back, but the padded shoulder straps and back panel stop that from being an issue. The back panel also features a very clever ventilation and moisture wicking system to help keep you cool on those warm days.

The Jolla will most likely appeal to those riders who like to head off from the beaten track and find their own adventure, and therefore need to pack as many spares, supplies and extra clothing as possible.

Overall the Jolla is a seriously light, technical top end bag with lots of cleverly thought out features. If you’re looking for a ‘bigger bag’ then give the Jolla a go.

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This review was in Issue 15 of IMB.

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