Hydration Reviews and News


Best Hydration Packs


For bikepacking, big backcountry adventures, all-day epics, and/or guiding, the humble hydration pack remains an essential must-have piece of gear. That’s why Mtbr has rounded up this list of the best hydration packs.

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EVOC Explorer Pro 30L review


If you ride deep into the backcountry and like being well-equipped to handle the unexpected, the EVOC Explorer Pro 30L is worth serious consideration.

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EVOC Neo 16l backpack launched


In celebration of their 10-year anniversary, EVOC has launched an improvement to their popular protection packs with the addition of a new protection system used on a new pack – the EVOC Neo 16l.

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Thule Rail and UpTake hydration packs coming in 2019


The new Thule Rail is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing, while the Thule UpTake is more of an all-around pack that could also be used for hiking and skiing.

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CamelBak Chase vest review


CamelBak’s Chase Vest is a minimalist hydration pack that’s ideal for fast and light missions like gravel racing and mountain biking thanks to its large, accessible front pockets and a 1.5L reservoir.

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Henty Enduro Backpack – video


The Henty Enduro Backpack provides the benefits of a hip pack with the stability of a backpack.

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Tailwind Nutrition partnering with Epic Rides Race Series


Tailwind Nutrition has announced a partnership in 2018 with the Epic Rides Off-Road series, one of North American mountain biking’s most celebrated endurance events.

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Leatt Interbike 2017


Step inside the Leatt Interbike tradeshow booth to learn about the brand’s most exciting new products for 2018, including the Trail Line Jersey and Jacket, the Core Hydration Pack, DBX 3.5 Neck Brace, and DBX 6.0 Knee Guards.

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CamelBak K.U.D.U., TO.R.O., Repack, and Chase


The well-regarded hydration pack leaders have updated several popular packs and added a riding-specific hydration vest to their product line-up.

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Thule Vital MTB hydration packs launched


Heretofore best known for its myriad rack solutions, Thule has jumped into the hydration pack arena with its new Vital collection.

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Elite Fly water bottle saves weight the affordable way


Looking to shave every gram possible, right down to searching for the lightest bottle available? Well you’re in luck. Elite Fly water bottles tip the scales at a mere 43 grams.

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CamelBak M.U.L.E. receives Low Rider treatment


The reboot of the M.U.L.E. LR 15 has CamelBak doubling down on its lumbar concept, with 100 percent of its high-end mountain bike packs now featuring the lower reservoir orientation.

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Dakine Seeker 15L hydration pack review


From backcountry epics to enduro racing, Dakine’s Seeker 15-liter hydration pack with included 2-liter reservoir and removable spine protector is built for all manner of mountain bike adventures. Check out the Mtbr review to learn more.

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Platypus Duthie AM 10.0 hydration pack review


The best hydration packs are there when you need them, invisible when you don’t. We spent the last couple months with the Platypus Duthie AM 10.0 hydration pack on our back. Find out how it measured up.

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CamelBak Quick Stow first look


CamelBak showed us some innovative new bottle products at Bike Press Camp including their all new Quick Stow and Quick Stow Chill.

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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 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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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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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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