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Hydration packs - how mountain biking's original hydration system became fashionable again

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Lance Branquinho

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born media professional who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his fascination with trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. Lance is an award-winning writer who has contributed to myriad piblications all over the world including Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect, MBR, Topgear, TopCar and Car magazine.

6 comments

10 months 6 days ago

No love the humble bum bag aka "fanny"[1] aka hip pack?  The conveince of a hydration back pack but without the sweaty back.  I find them a really good compromise on an mtb.

1.  An anotomically incorrect name unless you're describing how it makes you look.

10 months 1 week ago

Frame bladder, camelback launced a frame bag with bladder recently. 

I allways use a hydration pack when mtb riding, my scalpel has room for only one small bottle

10 months 1 week ago

I find riding with backpack + bladder no problem in hot weather because my Osprey Syncro 20 curves away from my back. Plus the bladder which is filled with iced drink cools the air between bag and spine, so in hot weather it's cooler on my back than without a backpack. 

10 months 1 week ago

Paul J wrote:
Someone should make a frame bag with a bladder, a long drinking tube, and some kind of magnetic clip to secure the tube to the frame when not drinking.

Apidura released bladders designed for use in frame bags a few years back. They fit their own or other company's frame bags. 
10 months 1 week ago

Paul J wrote:

Someone should make a frame bag with a bladder, a long drinking tube, and some kind of magnetic clip to secure the tube to the frame when not drinking.

Several companies make bikepacking frame bags that feature hydration bladders, or a port allowing a hydration hose to feed through.

10 months 1 week ago

Someone should make a frame bag with a bladder, a long drinking tube, and some kind of magnetic clip to secure the tube to the frame when not drinking.