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Hydration pack for mountain biking?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by zipthehuh, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. zipthehuh

    zipthehuh Loaded Pockets

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    I am going to pick up mountain biking, I want to get a hydration pack in addition to the obvious reason. I will use it to carry Cell phone keys and small repair kit and a first aide kit. I am looking for something in the 3 liter size. I could buy just a bladder and use it with my 511 covrt, but don't want to thrash it. So does anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. DisrupTer911

    DisrupTer911 Loaded Pockets

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    I use a simple Camelback Lobo.

    carries 100oz of water and a snack bar or 2 and essential tools and repair pieces.
    I don't carry anything extraneous when riding just b/c i don't need the extra weight lol
     
  3. giant1

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    Camel back Mule is what I use. It is the perfect size for a half day ride (enough water capacity and room for food and other bits that you may need to carry)

    It also has excellent straps and retention so the pack stays on your back without flopping around.
     
  4. julioroman

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    I have an Osprey Talon 10, holds 10 liters of gear (which it turns out is not alot of space). But it should suit your purposes. I have mine loaded with some cliffbars, compact raincoat, fak, and other random stuff.
     
  5. FeebleOldMan

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    +1 Camelbak Mule. It's my dedicated cycling bag too. I strap my under-seat bicycle pouch to the MOLLE when I need to leave the bike.
     
  6. kye4some

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    Osprey has some great bags with lifetime warranty (any time any reason) made for mtn biking, check out geartrade.com they have a ton bags 30-50% off and free shipping. You might have to order a new bladder as well though.
     
  7. Condition1

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    another +1 for the camelback mule. i have the mule NV. it carries all my mountain bike bits (mini pump, tube, power link...), cellphone, keys, wallet, nutrition (bars, gels), lights (niterider MiNewt 600, and taillight), and a jacket if the temperature might drop.

    i would not want to go any bigger.
     
  8. aphex2k

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    Camelback HAWG (cycle version) with a 3l reservoir. Does the job.
     
  9. Flexxx

    Flexxx BST/Marketplace ban

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    I say Osprey also...
     
  10. Akilae

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    I'm personally partial to Source bladders. There's an Assault 10L that's quite decently sized for biking (which I have up for sale on my BST thread :D).
     
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    +1 for the HAWG I have the HAWG NV and like it a lot
     
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    Geigerrig has a pressurized bladder system that seems ideal for mountain biking. I use one of their bladder systems in my hydration compatible packs and have been well pleased. They have some nice packs too, but I have packs in the sizes they sell so just the bladder was enough for me.

    http://www.geigerrig.com/
     
  13. zipthehuh

    zipthehuh Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks for all that recommendations, I am looking at the camelbak mule or a giegerrig