Hydration packs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 July, 2012, 12:00am


Gregory Wasatch 12

The Wasatch (HK$700) doesn't come with a hydration pack but is designed to take almost any after-market system. The selling point here is the BioSync suspension system, which allows the pack to move with you, along with an internal compression system, which keeps it centred - meaning it's good for high-energy activities such as mountain biking and trail running. gregorypacks.com

Rig by Geigerrig

Utilising a specially engineered hydration bladder the Rig (US$98) employs a pressure bulb to spray water into your mouth, providing a continual, sanitary delivery of fluids. It allows you to share water with friends without contaminating the pipe with saliva; clean mud off hands, faces and equipment; or squirt water over your head to cool down. geigerrig.com

Osprey Raptor 14

The superbly built Raptor (HK$890) was designed for mountain bikers, but is just as good for other activities. It includes bike-specific features such as the HydraLock frame, which creates hydraulic pressure via a squeezing action for more water with minimised 'sloshing'. The flow can be increased by arching your back for quick bursts of water, while an anatomically shaped back panel maintains the reservoir's shape. ospreypacks.com