For 2013 Hydrapak has updated several of their best selling bags by introducing more pockets and adjustability, increasing ergonomics and comfort, and keeping overall weights down.
All bags this year were updated to included an internal dedicated bike pump pocket. The majority of the new bags will now utilize a plastic clip to affix the drinking tube to the shoulder straps instead of magnets. Older Hydrapak bags all utilized magnets to quickly and easily clip the drinking tube to the backpack straps. If you’re an aficionado of the magnet-strap interface, all the new bags can be retrofitted, and the hardware is included with new reservoir purchases.
More after the break…
The rugged Laguna, seen above, has been updated extensively. The 2013 bag has more pockets and a redesigned helmet hammock.
The pack is intended for all day use. Its adjustable straps allow the bag to expand to fit a windbreaker, lunch, or a few adult beverages..in addition to the 3L bladder.
Available colors this year are: Black/Red, Black, Blue/Green, Tangerine, Black/Green
Dry weight is only 1 lb. 2 oz. (0.59 Kg).
The new Tamarack is slighly smaller than the Laguna but holds plenty of gear, 3L of waters, and has an external helmet holder.
The bag is geared towards all-day activities, but retains s a small footprint, via “Shape-Shift™ Technology.” By expanding the side clips the bag can increase or decrease its carrying capacity.
It’s available in : Black, Black/Green, Blue, Tangerine, Silver/Red. Weight is 1 lb. 2 oz. (0.52 Kg).
The Sequoia has been updated for 2013. The fully insulated light weight hydration pack now has full side zip loading and a separate insulated reservoir compartment. Perfect for those quick rides with minimal gear.
Colors: Tangerine, Blue, Silver/Red, Sea Foam, Black
The Avila, an ultra light hydration pack, is enhanced with internal compartments and separate insulated reservoir sleeve.
Colors: Sea Foam, Silver/Red, Black, Blue, Tangerine – Weight: 7.1 oz. (0.20 Kg) -Size: 70 oz. (2 Liter)
The ultra light hydration pack feature a new cross brace for better weight distribution. The straps were also revamped and now utilize a light breathable mesh.
New for this year is the 24 oz Gel Bot water bottle. Read Tyler’s impressions of the original here.
The Soft Flask is a flexible container for fluid or energy gel that enables users to easily squeeze the contents out through a patented bite valve. The Bite Valve operates with fluid, gel, or a mixture of each.
New for 2012, the Hydrafusion Elite Tube, requires no external sleeve for insulation. The tube is co-extruded with the insulation material. No more fussing with an external insulating sleeve. The tube is compatible with both Hydrapak and Camelbak reservoirs.
For more information visit Hydrapak