EVOC rolling out new riding packs

Hip and backpacks for all manner of riding adventures

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EVOC FR Lite Race 10L

The new FR Lite Race 10L 10-liter pack has a back protector and new airmesh waist belt.

EVOC has long been one of Mtbr’s favorite MTB pack makers. From well-conceived designs to durable materials to an array of fun colors, the German brand does gear carriers really well. In the pipeline with release dates set for early fall are three new products: Hip Pack Pro 3L, Hip Pouch 1L, and the FR Lite Race 10L pack. Here’s a quick sneak peek of each from the recently wrapped Sea Otter Classic.

FR Lite Race 10L

EVOC FR Lite Race 10L

This minimalist 10-liter pack is similar to EVOC‘s Stage 12L pack, but adds a back protector and airmesh waistband and shoulder straps for enhanced comfort and ventilation. It has ample storage space, including appropriation for a full-face or half shell helmet, and will be available with or without a 3-liter hydration reservoir.

EVOC FR Lite Race 10L

It is also 5cm shorter in the rear for better fit, has a narrower back, and a quick access tool compartment to help speed up trailside fixes.

Hip Pack Pro 3L

EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L

In an evolution of the Hip Pack Race 3L comes the Hip Pack Pro 3L, which has two water bottle holders instead of one. It will also place nice with a 1-liter hydration bladder (sold separately), and features an airmesh waistband that both enhances comfort and breathability.

EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L

This mesh material comes from the medical industry and is the most expensive that EVOC uses. For added security there’s also a buckle, and the pack has cinch straps on either side of the waist allowing the user to loosen or tighten the pack, depending on whether they are climbing or descending.

EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L

There are also two small food compartments, and an external organization pocket with a water-resistant zipper.

Hip Pouch 1L

EVOC Hip Pouch 1L

For riders who prefer to store their water bottle on their frame comes the Hip Pouch 1L, which has just enough space to stow a smart phone, lightweight rain coat, tool, and some food.

EVOC Hip Pouch 1L

It’s also well vented and padded, so you don’t clam up on long climbs.

We’ll have official pricing and release dates later this summer. In the meantime, keep an eye on www.evocsports.com.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympics, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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