CamelBak Fourteener 24L Backpack. This pack has generous space for your gear, with a full 24-liters of space, and prepares you to stay hydrated while you’re out there with a 3-liter Crux reservior. The Fourteener doesn’t skip on the details, loading you up with gear straps for trekking poles and ice axes to keep your gear organized, and load-bearing hip belts plus load lifters to keep you comfortable on your trek. Built around CamelBak’s new Crux reservoir, the Fourteener 24 Hydration Backpack delivers more water per sip than previous models to keep you hydrated and working at peak performance.
CamelBak Chase Bike Vest. This streamlined vest is a great addition for trail riders seeking a low-bulk option for staying hydrated while mountain biking. It includes a 1. 5-liter reservoir, which supplies enough water for shorter rides down the local trail network spanning a couple of hours.
CamelBak Mule 12L Backpack. Big enough to carry 3-liters of water and a day’s worth of snacks and gear, the Mule hits the perfect balance between size and storage. Built around the new Crux reservoir, this pack is designed to keep you hydrated and working at peak performance. A separate hydration compartment makes it easy to load the reservoir without having to pull everything out of your pack, while a magnetic tube trap keeps the hydration tube accessible while you ride, so you won’t have to take your eyes off the trail.
CamelBak Repack LR 4L Backpack. This compact hip pack loads you up with a whopping 1. 5-liter hydration bladder to quench your thirst on the trail, and features updates that push beyond its predecessor, the Palos, for superior fit and utility on the ride. Carrying a name like Repack we’d expect the bag to carry some clout, paying homage to the founding fathers of mountain biking who spent race days sliding sideways and repacking coaster brakes so that we could one day evolve to the trail dominating beasts we have today, and it does just that, packing functionality into every square inch of its small stature.
DAKINE Session 12L Backpack. Equipped with a rugged polyester material, this pack is fashioned with a breathable air mesh back panel and shoulder straps while the front helmet carry permits strategic storage while your helmet isn’t in use. And thanks to the Session’s 2-liter Hydrapak reservoir, you’ll remain hydrated throughout your adventure. A main compartment is built to hold an extra windbreaker or trailside lunch and the fleece-lined sunglasses pocket keeps your sunnies from getting damaged.
Evoc CC 6L Plus 2L Bladder Hydration Pack. It’s stacked with many of Evoc’s most useful features, including an Air Pad System that elevates it from your back so you’re not soaking up sweat, plus Brace Link connectors that conform to your shoulder width to prevent pinching and excessive bouncing on your back. Unlike many hydration packs, this model includes a two-liter reservoir, so you can remain hydrated on fast rides in hot weather. Despite its smaller size, it features a number of pockets, such as a zippered area for your sunglasses, smartphone pocket, folded map compartment, and key loop attachment, so you’re not leaving important items behind.
Evoc FR Enduro Blackline Protector Hydration Pack. So named for its distinct and sleek styling, the Blackline is hardly just a styling statement — it’s built to last. Like many other Evoc packs, this one is made primarily of an ultra-tough and water-resistant blend of PU-coated ripstop nylons, tarpaulin, and neoprene. The result is an amazingly light but bombproof pack, and that’s only the beginning.
Evoc FR Enduro Protector Hydration Backpack. It’s based on Evoc’s Trail Pack, but it’s sleeker design reduces bulk on long climbs, which are already a sufferfest without even wearing a pack. Three-liter reservoir capacity (reservoir not included) ensures you’re hydrated on the longest rides where thousands of feet of climbing and descending are common. Because technical trails and enduro courses often have nasty consequences for missing your line, Evoc integrates a certified protector into the rear panel that disperses crushing blows otherwise transferred to your back and spine.
Evoc FR Lite Protector Hydration Backpack. The FR Lite is the smallest of Evoc’s Protector series, and while it feels incredibly light and minimal, the pack provides you with 10 liters of cargo volume and accommodates hydration systems (not included) of up to 3 liters. The FR Lite is made with a durable and water-resistant blend of PU-coated ballistic ripstop nylons, and Evoc includes Air Mesh paneling along the rear to ensure you stay cool. The pack also includes smaller pockets for your cellphone, tools, and other ride essentials, and features reflective webbing and a light clip for improved visibility in low-light conditions.
Mountain Bike Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon CC X01 Eagle Complete. It’s one of the most versatile 29ers on the marketplace, allowing you to experience the widest breadth of riding locations without it being too much bike on tamer trails or conversely, being outgunned when the trail turns steep and rocky. For the 2019 model year, the Hightower gets fresh colorways for an eye-catching look that’s sure to draw complements out on the trail. Otherwise, it’s exactly the same as previous model years, which is a good thing if you’re seeking dialed geometry that both climbs and descends extremely well.
Gregory Amasa 14L Backpack. It can hold hydration reservoirs as large as three liters, and there’s still plenty of space for lunch, layers, and a small bike shop’s worth of tools. Gregory’s Shift RS suspension system includes light foam with spacer mesh that assures the utmost ventilation, and the padded waist belt moves with your hips for long-lasting comfort.
ION Traze 20L Backpack.
Osprey Packs Katari 3L Backpack. Its airmesh backpanel and rolled soft-edge shoulder straps keep you comfortable, mobile, and cool as you hike or bike. A dedicated external hydration sleeve holds the included 2. 5L reservoir to keep you hydrated while the side mesh and front zipper pocket hold your must-haves such as your phone, keys, and wallet.
Osprey Packs Manta 34L Backpack. Stuff all your needs and wants into its capacious main compartment and plentiful pockets, and marvel at how comfy and light your load feels thanks to the AirSpeed suspension system and 3D vent mesh harness. Tons of ventilation and padding reduce sticky sweat, and the included hydration system with a QuickConnect hose keeps your whistle wet, so you can keep on trucking from sunup to sundown. An included hydration reservoir brings along a whopping 2.
Osprey Packs Skimmer 16L Backpack. A lightweight and minimalist design puts an external hydration sleeve with included reservoir within easy access, and the front panel access point makes it easy to pack and access a few trail snacks, light layers, and your camera. The Skimmer is fitted with a framesheet support panel, mesh back panel, and adjustable shoulder straps, making it comfortable to shoulder all the gear you need for a day’s worth of hiking. Osprey even threw in side compression straps to secure your load, and added a front bungee where a rain jacket or trekking poles can be lashed to the pack.
Osprey Packs Skimmer 20L Backpack. A simple design, supportive framesheet, and comfortable mesh-lined shoulder harness make the Skimmer easy to pack and comfortable to carry whether you’re exploring a new trail, tackling summits, or just pedaling your bike across town. The Skimmer comes with a 2. 5-liter hydration reservoir, making it easy to stay hydrated when you’re out hiking on a hot and sunny day.
Osprey Packs Syncro 12L Backpack. Thanks to the AirSpeed suspension system and BioStretch shoulder harness, the Syncro is streamlined and comfortable on the back while being highly functional and supportive at the same time. The Syncro 10 carries just enough in the front panel compartment and zippered top pocket, and the front tool pocket ensures you remain prepared. The Syncro also boasts a simple helmet carrier and integrated rain cover that’s designed to keep your gear dry if you’re hiking or pedaling through some afternoon showers.
Osprey Packs Syncro 20L Backpack. This streamlined hydration pack includes a 2. 5 liter Hydraulics reservoir with magnetic bite valve for convenient drinking on the trail. The Osprey AirSpeed suspension system elevates the pack off your back for increased air circulation, eliminating the soaking-wet sensation inherent to less-breathable packs.
Osprey Packs Syncro 5L Backpack. 5-liter Hydraulics reservoir, grab a windbreaker and some snacks, and take your enduro bike out for a rip with the Osprey Syncro 3 Hydration Backpack. This pack has just enough room for the essentials and is fitted with a front tool organizer (not that anything on your bike would ever break). A LidLock helmet attachment comes in handy when you’re out of the saddle, and the integrated rain cover is especially convenient when that light wisp of clouds over yonder quickly turns into a menacing thunderstorm.
Mountain Bike DeVinci Troy Carbon 29 X01 Eagle Complete. 5-inches of bump-gobbling Split Pivot suspension paired with progressive geometry inspired by DeVinci’s pro riders. This is the third generation of the Canadian-born all-mountain bike, featuring a redesigned carbon frame that improves stiffness and responsiveness, as well as longer and slacker geometry that gives the bike some extra stability when things get rowdy. These are all good things, but perhaps the most exciting change is that it’s now available with 29-inch wheels for the speed demons among us.
Ultimate Direction Race Vesta 40. 0 keeps you prepared and on your game. The Race Vesta is constructed with a blend of coated nylon ripstop and four-way stretch mesh, combining the needs for durability in the presence of repetitive motion with flexibility and airflow. The sliding rail sternum strap lets you find a comfortable place to secure the straps, eliminating the need to adjust the shoulders throughout your run.
Absolute Black Premium Chain Guide. This light, durable guide comes in round or oval shapes to better accommodate your duo-wheeled vehicle’s mechanics, and the adjustable chainline virtually attaches to any sized chain you sport on your mountainous mode of transportation.
Campagnolo Super Record 12 Chain. With the introduction of Super Record and Record 12 speed in a mechanical format, it necessitated an all-new chain and the Super Record 12 Chain sits at a very svelte 5. 15mm, working with the thin spacing between the sprockets. This was achieved with new pins that now sit completely flush with the outer links’ surface, while still using its Ultra-link pin system to install the chain.
KMC X11SL TI Gold Chain. And thanks to hollow pins and plates, the 228g X11SL-TI Gold Chain is one of the lightest chains on the market. But despite its weight, don’t be fooled into thinking that durability and performance have been sacrificed. Mushroomed riveting yields high pin power and strength while plate chamfering and a bushing-less construction provide smooth, quiet shifting.