It's a no brainer that you need to stay hydrated whist out on the bike. It's also just as important to carry your essentials, tools and snacks. So what's the best way to carry all these?
Finding the right hydration pack can be tricky. It needs to have adequate space for storing all your things, a reasonable sized reservoir, and it needs to fit to the body in a way that doesn't restrict your riding.
The size of your pack will depend on your ride. Whether it's a long distance enduro ride, or a quick cycle around the local forest, you'll need a suitable size pack for the journey.
Here's a round-up of some of our favourite hydration packs on the market.
CamelBak Spark 10L
The CamelBak Spark is a women's specific 10L capacity bag, ideal for all-mountain riding.
It's made from ultra-light materials and comes equipped with multiple pockets for your change, tools and gels. The bag has an ideal compartment for a 2L hydration bladder which sits in the lumbar of the pack to provide additional comfort.
Available in two colours: Green/blue and Purple
The Apollo pack is simple in design, made from strong and lightweight materials.
With a hydration capacity to store a 2 or 3 litre bladder (not included), it'll see you through many rides. The Amplifi Apollo is available in 4 eye-catching colours
Evoc 6L CC
From the reputable multi-sport brand, Evoc, comes their 6L CC hydration pack. This pack is super slim against the body, and contains a capacity for a 3L hydration pack. With additional compartments for all your supplies, this pack is an ideal trail companion.
Leatt DBX Mountain
This 3L capacity backpack can accommodate a 2L bladder of water, and up to 1L of luggage.
It's slim profile makes it comfortable against the body, and the additional back protection provides impact absorption if you come off the bike. Completed with a number of pockets, and mesh lining, this pack is versatile and stylish.
Ergon BE1 Enduro
Ergon are famed for producing high quality cycling products using bike ergonomics. Understanding the body and how it moves on the bikes allows Ergon to manufacture kit for a comfortable ride.
With their new perfect fit harness system, you can ensure the pack fits snug to the body, moving your body as you ride.
Raceface Stash Women's Tank
Fancy something a little different? Then how about this hydration vest?
Made from Ployester and Spandex, this second skin vest is great for moisture control so you don't overheat.
The STASH back pocket system can fit a 1.5L bladder which feeds the water through a tube over the shoulder.
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