Hydration Reviews and News


What’s in your CamelBak: Western Spirit Cycling guides

The guides of Western Spirit Cycling are the ultimate hydration pack testers. During the course of a year, these two dozen Sherpas on two wheels lead some 1200 clients on over 100 mountain bike trips. Find out what they carry.

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CamelBak and the history of hands-free hydration

CamelBak’s place in the history of hydration is secure. From the very idea of hands-free hydration to cutting edge present day packs, the California-based company has been at the forefront of keeping cyclists (and outdoor enthusiasts of all types) performing at their best. But how did it happen — and where do we go next?

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CamelBak Palos 4 LR waist pack review

Say what you will about fashion implications, but when it comes to ripping around on mountain bikes, the CamelBak Palos 4 LR waist pack makes a lot of sense.

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CamelBak Skyline 10 LR hydration pack review

Carrying water, tools, and supplies is a must on long rides. But not all riders are thrilled with the idea of having a bag on their back that shifts around and affects ventilation. CamelBak aimed to address these issues with its new Skyline 10 LR hydration pack.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, Kirt Voreis

Listen up as this trio of gravity racing stars talk gear selection, packing strategies, and what they bring along on rides when they know things could get weird.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Leadville legend Rebecca Rusch

Rebecca Rusch’s nickname says everything you need to know about her. The Ketchum, Idaho resident is the Queen of Pain. Find out what gear this long distance specialist never leaves home without.

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Trail riding with Mark Weir and Ben Cruz

Many a lasting friendship has been built around the mutual love of riding mountain bikes. Mark Weir and Ben Cruz are the perfect example, as you can see in this shred session in California’s Sierra foothills.

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CamelBak All Clear UV filtration system review

We often take potable water for granted in the United States, but clean water isn’t always available when traveling abroad or camping, which is where a portable filtration system like the CamelBak All Clear comes in handy.

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Endura launches pair of trail-ready hydration packs

Scottish apparel maker Endura has introduced two new MTB hydration packs that are targeted at the serious off-road rider. Get all the details.

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CamelBak: A look inside the inventor of the hydration pack

It was 1989 when the world’s first hydration pack was born. Yet, what is truly impressive is that all these years later, CamelBak remains a leader in a category that’s helped shape and change the way we ride bikes. Take a look inside this iconic company.

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Interview: Yuri Hauswald talks racing, hydration and more

Yuri Hauswald knows how to go long. Whether it’s 24-hour racing, epic gravel grinders, or cross-country stage racing, the California resident has a penchant for logging major miles — and doing it at the front of the pack.

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Choosing the right CamelBak hydration pack for you

The right pack needs to fit you — and your on-bike needs. Here’s a look at why hydration packs are a critical piece of gear and how to select the right one.

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Why go low? Understanding the CamelBak Low Rider

By positioning water and cargo weight on your hips, this unique hydration pack lowers a rider’s center of gravity, giving them better balance and more stability on the bike.This also reduces the upper portion of the pack, improving back ventilation and freedom of movement so you can rail tight turns and berms like never before.

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CamelBak Low Rider gets in the flow

Forrest Riesco and Trevor Porter don’t just go for rides. They attack the trails with skilled precision and speed. In this film by Maxwell Frank, the pair of pro riders demonstrate those abilities in the lush rugged terrain of British Columbia.

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Review: MindShift Gear rotation180° Trail 16L camera bag

Sometimes, only a real SLR camera will do for capturing great mountain biking images. But camera bags are often cumbersome, heavy and difficult to access. This pack from Mindshift gear allows you to carry your bike gear and an SLR while allowing quick, swivel access to your camera.

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Review: Ergon BX1 hydration pack

If a simple, minimalist pack for your daily rip around your local trails is what you’re searching for, the Ergon BX1 provides sufficient carrying capacity for the essentials in a well-organized, lightweight design. Find out more in our full review.

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EVOC Interbike 2015

The new EVOC Bike Travel Bag Pro sees significant improvements that make it lighter and more convenient to use.

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Ergon Interbike 2015

For 2016, Ergon has a new saddle designed for all day comfort, as well as slimmer version of their popular GE1 grip.

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Leatt Interbike 2015

Leatt is tantalizingly close to production of their new full face helmet, which features some exciting new safety technologies.

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Eurobike 2015: New Leatt hydration packs, gloves and helmet

Safety has always been job No. 1 at Leatt, and that hasn’t changed a bit with its latest round of new products, which include new hydration packs with CE level 1 or 2 protection.

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Eurobike 2015: CamelBak Palos lumbar pack frees the back

New lumbar line of hydration packs lowers center of gravity to increase rider’s freedom of movement. Water weight positioned on hips to reduce weight transfer to the shoulder harness.

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Review: Leatt DBX 3.0 Cargo hydration pack

With a fresh approach from the standpoint of back protection and transporting bike armor, Leatt produces a high quality hydration pack.

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Review: Four essential items for a 420-mile MTB ride

Planning a multi-day mountain bike adventure? Here are four pieces of essential gear. Find out why.

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Interbike: Acre Hauser Trailpack

Interbike: Acre’s new Hauser line brings subtle style and unique features to the hydration pack market.

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CamelBak Interbike 2014

Go “Bak in Time” with CamelBak as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. For 2015 CamelBak offers their new K.U.D.U. Impact Protection hydration pack.

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