2013 Hydrapak Line Up

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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…

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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 […]

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Project 24.2 Review: Hydrapak’s cozy Wolly Mammoth bottle

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Why did I move to the desert again?

What I was told would be a “dry winter” is shaping up to be anything but- and judging by the state of my woodpile and the number of rides starting in the 20s, it’s been a very cold one.  Now, I’ve never really been one for insulated bottles.  Even when temperatures top 100 degrees, I tend to value hydration volume over hydration temperature.  But when it’s cold enough for hydration bladder hoses and bite valves to freeze, I’ve been reaching for Hydrapak’s Primaloft-insulated Wooly Mammoth.  Hit the jump to find out why…

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See all of our Project 24.2 posts here! Why did I move to the desert again? What I was told would be a “dry winter” is shaping up to be anything but- and judging by the state of my woodpile and the number of rides starting in the 20s, it’s been a very cold one.  […]

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Midweek Mini Reviews – Goods from Muscle Milk, AeroPress, Chrome Apparel, Hydrapak & Pearl Izumi

Aeropress espresso and coffee press for travel and hot or cold single cup pours

Aeropress espresso and coffee press for travel and hot or cold single cup pours

The Aerobie AeroPress, which is available through Kinetic Koffee’s website, is a simple hand powered espresso and coffee press. It’s perfect for a quick cup or two when you don’t want to brew a full pot, or when power’s not available. We’ve used ours camping this summer and at the BURN 24 Hour Challenge by boiling water on the camp stove. Not only is it really easy, but it’s pretty quick and the coffee it produces it quite tasty.

See what’s in the box, plus several other mini reviews of Muscle Milk, Swiftwick socks, and more after the break…

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The Aerobie AeroPress, which is available through Kinetic Koffee’s website, is a simple hand powered espresso and coffee press. It’s perfect for a quick cup or two when you don’t want to brew a full pot, or when power’s not available. We’ve used ours camping this summer and at the BURN 24 Hour Challenge by […]

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Hydrapak’s New Insulated Bottles, New Bladders, and Bags

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Hydrapak had quite a few things to show off in their booth this year, including these new insulated water bottles. While an insulated bottle is nothing new, a bottle with actual PrimaLoft insulation is. Utilizing a full double wall construction with the PrimaLoft sandwiched in the middle, the bottle remains very flexible but still with excellent insulative properties.

Check out more on the insulate bottles, new bladders, and a few new bags after the break!

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Hydrapak had quite a few things to show off in their booth this year, including these new insulated water bottles. While an insulated bottle is nothing new, a bottle with actual PrimaLoft insulation is. Utilizing a full double wall construction with the PrimaLoft sandwiched in the middle, the bottle remains very flexible but still with […]

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Initial Review: Hydrapak Reyes hydration pack

Though they remain a fairly small player in what’s become a very crowded hydration market, Hydrapak are mounting a bit of a stealth attack on the big boys with their excellent reservoirs, very clever gel-dispensing bottles, and some very well executed packs.  At Interbike last fall, their Reyes hydration pack  caught my eye with its ‘just right’ size, streamlined appearance, and light 1.25lb weight.  I’ve been using the Reyes for virtually all of my sub-3 hour rides since then and have come away very impressed- not just with the included bladder but with the entire package.

Though I do own smaller packs, there is really a minimum amount of gear that I’m comfortable headed for the hills with.  A tube, small tool kit, CO2, tire pump, phone, wallet, and a some reserve snacks are really the basics as far as I’m concerned.  Throw in a lightweight jacket or knee and arm warmers and most race-oriented packs start to look awful sausage-y.  For this load (and even a bit more), the Reyes’ 5L cargo capacity is just about perfect.  It’s also nice that they’ve thought to accommodate a 3L bladder- it’s always possible to under-fill the bladder, but when was the last time you wish that you’d brought less water on a ride?  Click ‘more’ to read on. Continue reading “Initial Review: Hydrapak Reyes hydration pack”



Though they remain a fairly small player in what’s become a very crowded hydration market, Hydrapak are mounting a bit of a stealth attack on the big boys with their excellent reservoirs, very clever gel-dispensing bottles, and some very well executed packs.  At Interbike last fall, their Reyes hydration pack  caught my eye with its […]

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POC Borrows HydraPak Reservoir for New VPD Spine Protecting Hydration Pack


If you’re among our more aggressive riding readers, you’re probably familiar with POC. They’ve been building their VPD (Visco-elastic Polymer Dough) into their protective gear for years, and now thrive developed a new hydration pack with VPD spine protection and a licensed HydraPak reversible reservoir. Reversible? Yep, you can turn the bladder inside out to make cleaning and drying a snap.

Full press release after the break…

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If you’re among our more aggressive riding readers, you’re probably familiar with POC. They’ve been building their VPD (Visco-elastic Polymer Dough) into their protective gear for years, and now thrive developed a new hydration pack with VPD spine protection and a licensed HydraPak reversible reservoir. Reversible? Yep, you can turn the bladder inside out to […]

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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…
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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 […]

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New Hydrapak Morro Lightweight Hydration Pack with Storage

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SEA OTTER CLASSIC 2010 – Hydrapak’s new Morro hydration pack is part of their Pro Series of high end gear.  It’s a lightweight, full featured pack with 800 cu.in. (13.1L) of internal and external storage compartments, a 100oz reservoir and a padded, stowable hip belt.

The Morro uses Hydrapak’s excellent magnetic clip to keep the mouthpiece from dangling about and their reservoir and removable hose are top notch.  Pack weight is 1lb 13oz (820g) and it retails for $109.99.  Check out more photos after the break…

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SEA OTTER CLASSIC 2010 – Hydrapak’s new Morro hydration pack is part of their Pro Series of high end gear.  It’s a lightweight, full featured pack with 800 cu.in. (13.1L) of internal and external storage compartments, a 100oz reservoir and a padded, stowable hip belt. The Morro uses Hydrapak’s excellent magnetic clip to keep the […]

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Review: Hydrapak Gel-Bot Water Bottle

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BIKERUMOR.com REVIEW: Hydrapak’s Gel-Bot is a tall waterbottle that combines a standard waterbottle with a gel-loading cylinder and a dual-valve spout.  It allows you to load up to two gel packs (3.2oz) into the cylinder and have 24oz of fluid in the bottle.

I’ve used it on road and mountain bike rides, and it works flawlessly.  Perhaps too good, you don’t realize how fast you can suck down two gel packs until you have them locked and loaded in a quick dispensing unit!  It’s perfect on fast group rides when the pace is unrelenting and it’s all you can do to grab a bottle on your way to the back of the paceline.  Some of our group rides as so fast and furious that there’s simply no way I’m digging around in a jersey pocket for a gel, riding one-handed long enough to tear the top off, holding the gel pack between my teeth while I stuff the tab under my shorts leg then squeeze the goo into my mouth.  It just isn’t happening.  But the Gel-Bot saves the day because all you have to do is squeeze.

In fact, the only thing I didn’t like is it makes me feel a little dirty…which I’ll explain after the break…

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BIKERUMOR.com REVIEW: Hydrapak’s Gel-Bot is a tall waterbottle that combines a standard waterbottle with a gel-loading cylinder and a dual-valve spout.  It allows you to load up to two gel packs (3.2oz) into the cylinder and have 24oz of fluid in the bottle. I’ve used it on road and mountain bike rides, and it works […]

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