Hydration Reviews and News

First Look: CamelBak’s new Kudu hydration pack with built-in armor

CamelBak releaes info on their new Kudu hydration pack with built-in impact protection, handy tool roll, waterproof rain cover and plenty of storage. Check out the details and view plenty of photos here.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights

Mtbr got a chance to visit the Riva Bike Festival held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy. It is a chance for enthusiasts and pros to race, see new products and demo new bikes. Here are some photo highlights from the event.

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Sea Otter Video: Eligo Hydration 2014

The Eligo Hydration system provides a hands-free solution to those wishing to switch seamlessly between water and electrolytes.

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Four big ideas from little companies at Sea Otter

A cool computer/POV camera mount, an electrolyte-injecting hydration pack, and coconut water without the water are a few of the big ideas from small companies we saw at Sea Otter.

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Sea Otter Video: Evoc Sports bike packs 2014

Evoc Sports Marketing Coordinator Jessica Negele stopped by the Mtbr Sea Otter booth to introduce us to three of the companies’ newest packs including the FR Trail Unlimited and FR Enduro Blackline.

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Sea Otter Video: Camelbak updated Podium bottle 2014

Camelbak’s made some updates to their popular Podium bottle and we caught up with Camelbak Marketing Coordinator Kevin Taylor at Sea Otter to walk us through the changes.

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New Dualocity Dual Chamber Hydration Reservoir Carries Both Electrolyt​es and Water

The company is called Mazama Designs and their product is the Dualocity, a hydration pack reservoir that has two separate chambers for providing riders with both pure water and there favorite sports drink all in one package.

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Review: Camelbak Volt 13 LR

The Volt 13 LR’s innovative design, lightweight materials, soft padding, and its highly flexible nature, create a plush and comfortable pack, and it becomes one with the back, and has enough water and storage space for most rides.

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Interbike 2013: Hydrapak Hydration Systems

For 2014 Hydrapak has released the technical Bishop hydration pack in two sizes, the high-flow Blaster bite valve, three larger-sized softflasks, and an upgraded Wolly insulated water bottle.

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Osprey Packs – Rev 1.5, Rev 6 and Rev 12 Hydration Packs

Check out some cool, new lightweight hydration packs from Osprey coming for 2014. The Rev series is made as a race pack or fast pack for those quick, short rides.

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Review: Osprey Zealot 16

The fully featured 16 liter capacity pack is comfortable, tough and carries loads competently, with a nicely padded and well ventilated back panel.

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CamelBak 2014 Mule NV, Volt 13 LR, Charge 10 LR and Spark 10 LR Hydration Packs

CamelBak has some exciting new colorways for 2014. The new MULE NV, Volt 13 LR, Charge 10 LR and Spark 10 LR are all highlighted here.

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Review: Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack

If you’re looking for a medium sized, feature-rich hydration pack that will capably carry everything you need for those 3-4-hour mountain bike rides, the Osprey Raptor 14 is worth a long look.

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Video: Evoc FR Trail Pack for All Mountain and Enduro Events

Evoc is a popular backpack company very much in tune with the All Mountain and Enduro crowd. This pack is not only a hydration pack but is optimized to carry full downhill gear comfortably with its neoprene enhanced hip strap.

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Brian Mullin’s Walkabout – Sea Otter 2013

This is a short synopsis of my wanderings during the Sea otter 2013 festival, and captures some products that I found interesting…

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CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV Hydration Pack

CamelBak’s new M.U.L.E. NV with new iNtegrated Ventilation back panel has four articulating pods that move to fit the curvature of your back and provide lift between the pack and your sweaty back.

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Osprey Packs – Fall 2013 Commuter Pack Preview

Osprey Packs has some very interesting products coming this fall including messenger bags, back packs and bags with specific slots for your iPad or tablet computer.

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Hydros Filtering Water Bottle

Every so often, an item comes across my desk that isn’t directly a mountain bike product specifically, but may be of interest to the general outdoor person. The Hydros Filtering Water Bottle is one of those products. It is targeted towards every day use for the commuter, camper, hiker or gym goer. It isn’t made […]

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CamelBak Charge 10 LR Review

This is one of my favorite hydration packs of all time, and it sticks to your back like Velcro, and carries the weight low on your lumbar. It’s a tough well made pack, with lots of features and innovative designs. It’s a small pack with only a 2 liter water capacity, but it functions extremely […]

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Osprey 2013 Raptor 10 and Raven 10 Packs

Jeff Fox shows us a couple highlights from the 2013 Spring Collection from Osprey Packs. Shown here is the second generation of the Raptor 10 pack with new Osprey reservoir The new Raven is the women’s

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Deuter Trans Alpine, Compact EXP Air and Race Hydration Packs

Christian from Deuter shows us three of their packs that are popular for biking – the Trans Alpine, the Compact EXP Air and the Race EXP Air. Deuter has some great features in their packs and they are great options if you ride in warm to hot climates. Trans Alpine Actually designed and proven for […]

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Shimano Rokko Hydration Packs and New Eyewear

The Shimano Rokko Hydration Pack was designed by an engineer with years of experience (he used to used to work for another pack company.) The straps are made to sit differently from other packs. The Rider Fit Cross Harness forms an X shape in front of the chest. The pack is adjustable XXL to SM […]

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CamelBak Women’s Specific L.U.X.E., Magic, Spark and L.U.X.E. NV

Kristine from CamelBak shows us some highlights of the Women’s Specific line of packs including the new L.U.X.E. with XV back panel, Magic, Spark and L.U.X.E. NV

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CamelBak Volt 13 LR, Charge LR and New M.U.L.E. NV for 2013

Seth shows us some highlights of CamelBak’s latest offerings for 2013 with the brand new Volt 13 LR, the updated Charge LR and the M.U.L.E. NV with the new NV back panel technology

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VelEau LapelEau Review

The LapelEau is a magnetic tether reel system, which holds the tube of a hydration pack in place, but it allows to be freely pulled or retracted as desired, and retails for $12.00. The US made reels come from the originators of the classic badge reel, which have been used for many years to secure […]

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