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Evoc Hip Pack Pro Hydration Pack 3L & 1.5L Bladder

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Product Description

High tech, back-free, ventilation optimised carry device for hydration and other essential needs on shorter rides. With enough space for a tube, some tools and a 1,5l hydration system it comes with a very dialled system that is an extra in comfort, that we call Ventiflap: increase the back distance for climbing and tighten it to the hip for the downhill, simply by pulling a string! 

Key Features:
  • Hydration bladder 1,5L 
  • Airflow Contact System offers perfect back ventilation 
  • Ventiflap for uphill- and downhill mode adjustment 
  • 2 Bottle Carriers with extra safety fixation - easy to reach 
  • Material: N 210D RIPSTOP HD, 3D AIR MESH, AIROFLEX 
  • 3L, 430g + 130g Bladder, 28 x 18 x 8 cm

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Evoc Hip Pack Pro Hydration Pack 3L & 1.5L Bladder Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.8
out of 5
4.83
Build Quality
5.00
Performance
5.00
Value For Money
4.50

Customer Reviews (1)

5
Great alternative to backpack

I have been using an EVOC FR Trail backpack for a number of years and was keen to try and lighten the load for loops less than two hours where I don't have to carry so much gear. My research brought me to either the Hip Pack Race or Hip Pack Pro. I opted for the more expensive Pro for one main reason, I felt that the wider belt would be more comfortable and secure. Having used the pack twice I feel that I made the right choice. I also opted for the 1.5ltr bladder to have the choice of carrying either water bottles and more gear in the compartment or a lighter load with the bladder, full flexibility being the aim. I am always impressed with the quality of EVOC products and the Hip Pack lives up to that impression. Sturdy fabrics, strong zips and a good retention system being some of the key features. The tool compartment offers ample room for a multi tool, CO2 inflator and cartridges along with tyre leavers and a patch kit. Additional items can be carried in the main compartment such as a lightweight shower jacket, mobile and snack bars however with 1.5ltrs in the bladder really only a couple of gels and mobile can be stowed. Fortunately the handy side pockets can take car keys, energy bars, tissues, and even a pair of reading glasses! If I use the bladder then I stow my shower jacket in one bottle holder and a spare tube in the other! The 3ltr capacity seems about optimal compared to other larger capacity hip bags as the temptation to put too much gear in a bigger pack would negate the use of one! Fully laden the pack does bounce on the hips a little and while disconcerting at first tightening the belt helps and on the second ride this was never a distraction to me when riding rock gardens or sending jumps. One feature that bemuses me is the Venti-strap. For the life of me I cannot work out what benefit this has or what it is really meant to do!! One other niggle is that it is quite hard sometimes to open the zip on the main compartment when full due to distortion of the pack, one potential area of failure over continued longterm use might be this zip! Having said that I really look forward to using this pack and it has made my riding a lot more comfortable on those hot, humid rides.

I have been using an EVOC FR Trail backpack for a number of years and was keen to try and lighten the load for loops less than two hours where I don't have to carry so much gear. My research brought me to either the Hip Pack Race or Hip Pack Pro. I opted for the more expensive Pro for one main reason, I felt that the wider belt would be more comfortable and secure. Having used the pack twice I feel that I made the right choice. I also opted for the 1.5ltr bladder to have the choice of carrying either water bottles and more gear in the compartment or a lighter load with the bladder, full flexibility being the aim. I am always impressed with the quality of EVOC products and the Hip Pack lives up to that impression. Sturdy fabrics, strong zips and a good retention system being some of the key features. The tool compartment offers ample room for a multi tool, CO2 inflator and cartridges along with tyre leavers and a patch kit. Additional items can be carried in the main compartment such as a lightweight shower jacket, mobile and snack bars however with 1.5ltrs in the bladder really only a couple of gels and mobile can be stowed. Fortunately the handy side pockets can take car keys, energy bars, tissues, and even a pair of reading glasses! If I use the bladder then I stow my shower jacket in one bottle holder and a spare tube in the other! The 3ltr capacity seems about optimal compared to other larger capacity hip bags as the temptation to put too much gear in a bigger pack would negate the use of one! Fully laden the pack does bounce on the hips a little and while disconcerting at first tightening the belt helps and on the second ride this was never a distraction to me when riding rock gardens or sending jumps. One feature that bemuses me is the Venti-strap. For the life of me I cannot work out what benefit this has or what it is really meant to do!! One other niggle is that it is quite hard sometimes to open the zip on the main compartment when full due to distortion of the pack, one potential area of failure over continued longterm use might be this zip! Having said that I really look forward to using this pack and it has made my riding a lot more comfortable on those hot, humid rides.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5

Hydration Packs Guide

Do I need a hydration backpack?

If you ride your mountain bike on off-road trails, then you will want to take some fluid with you. While many MTBs have bottle cages if you want more than 750ml of then you will need a hydration backpack. They are also useful for carrying extra clothing, tools and food.

How much fluid can I carry?

Hydration backpacks are supplied with a 1.5, 2 or 3 litre bladder to carry fluid. A larger bladder will enable you to choose how much you carry with you on specific rides as you don’t need to use the whole capacity. A hose with a mouthpiece and tap allows you to drink while you ride.

How much kit can I carry in a hydration backpack?

This very much depends on the model - a classic CamelBak will only have room for a trail tool and thin layer while an alpine style pack will have room for tools, spares, food waterproofs and post ride clothing. In addition to this some hydration packs have compression straps that allow you to vary the capacity and carry straps for carrying extra kit, like body armour.

What size hydration pack do I need?

This will depend on the type and length of ride.

  • Up to 5 litres – short rides with minimal kit
  • 6–12 litres – all day rides carrying extra layers, food and trail tools
  • 13-25 litres – all day and multi-day rides carrying extra layers, food, tools, spares and post ride clothing

Can I ride technical terrain with a hydration pack?

While all our hydration packs are designed for serious off-roading some are more suited to riding steep technical terrain. Look for a pack with a horizontal or lumbar bladder and a substantial waist strap for riding more challenging, enduro style trails. as these offer a lower centre of gravity for increased stability.

Can I use a hydration pack for commuting?

Many hydration packs feature reflective strips and a tab for a rear light so make a great commuting packs too.

Are the hydration bladders easy to clean?

Yes, hydration pack bladders tend to have a wide opening so you can easily get your hand inside to give them a good clean.

 

 

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