Interbike 2010: New bags from Hydrapak

Satisfied (for the time being) with one of the best and most widely specified reservoirs on the market, Hydrapak have made a concerted effort to bring their bags to the head of the class for 2011.  While the company’s bags have long worked well, 2011’s line may be their first to go toe-to-toe with bigger companies’ on the sales floor.  After the jump:  the bags that jumped out at us from the Hydrapak booth…

The Reyes is a handsome, lightweight 5L pack that comes with a 3L Reversible Reservoir.  Its narrow profile and compression straps should make it ideal for shorter rides year-round.  It’ll fit a few snacks, light jacket and a few tools.  $90
The 7.3L Big Sur is intended to be a ‘big day out’ pack with a bit more room for snacks and layers.  The lime green is especially eye catching…  $90
The Del Mar is a cycling-oriented commuter/laptop pack.  It features Hydrapak’s new TRAMP suspension system, holding the pack off the wearer’s back to increase airflow and keep the rider cool.  It’s got a bit more reflective material than the rest of the line, a laptop compartment, a rain cover, and a dedicated internal shoe compartment (which collapses when empty).  Like older Volvos, it’s got a certain boxy appeal.  $125 takes it…


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