Hip pack, bum bag, waist pack – call it what you want, this awesome little accessory is becoming increasingly popular amongst mountain bikers – and we're big fans too.
Our picks for the top gear haulers for long and short rides.
The Stash Quick Rip isn’t the best pack for every ride, but it’s certainly a pack ideal for the majority of them.
We look at what our test-writers are actually packing around on any given day.
Blackburn has a more thoughtful way to approach the packless lifestyle.
A mid-sized bag for plus-sized rides.
The newest hydration pack for mountain biking, the Down Shift from Hydro Flask, lowers the price and does what the brand does best: keeps water cold.
An excellent trail backpack striking a good compromise between a secure fit and breathability, as well as offering smart compartments, unique looks and high-quality workmanship.
These are both genuinely very good bits of kit at a great price.
Can a hip pack not specifically designed for mountain biking compete with purpose designed products?
It’s refreshing to meet some fresh products that don’t try to be fancy or clever, and rather just say it like it is.
The fat Velcro waistband needs to be implemented on every hip pack. As does the foam back pad!
Patagonia Nine Trails Waist Pack 8L has a 1.5 liter (50 oz.) HydraPak bladder and fits waists from 26 to 34 inches.
These four products take their jobs seriously—utilitarian in nature, they'll earn straight A's in performance, but might not make it to the beauty pageant stage.
Even when crammed full of water and trail essentials, the Repack LR4 rides well.
The bag is tailored to the needs of ambitious photographers and videographers who want to venture deep in the woods with the right gear for great shots.