Hydration Reviews and News


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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EVOC Interbike 2014


EVOC aims to reach out to both ends of the bike spectrum in 2015 enticing downhill mountain bikers with their proven Protector jacket and offering commuters a new option with their FR Porter pack.

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Osprey Interbike 2014


Osprey’s 2015 offerings include updates to their Syncro and Zealot lines, a new Escapist Series, and a size-specific Kid’s hydration pack.

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Interbike: New 2015 Osprey Syncro 3 hydration pack


Interbike: Osprey introduces racy, minimalist Syncro 3 hydration pack.

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Eurobike: 2015 CamelBak KUDU enduro hydration pack


CamelBak’s KUDU enduro-specific packs that combine hydration, cargo carry and legit back protection—check ‘em out here.

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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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