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New Kriega Hydro-2 hydration backpack

Brilliant Brit bag builders release new two-litre drink-reservoir rucksack

Submitted by Alan Dowds - editor on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:19

Kriega Hydro-2

IF YOU'RE serious about off-road or adventure riding, then a proper hydration setup is as important as a good pair of boots or gloves. Keeping your fluid intake up when the temperature rises, while going through the physical exertions of riding is massively important if you're going to maintain performance – and even your basic health.

Kriega Hydro-2 hydration pack"

Stopping, getting a bottle out of a bag, taking your lid off for a drink - that's all a huge pain in the neck. So a well-designed water reservoir carried in a rucksack, with a drinking tube running to your helmet makes a lot of sense. Enter the new Kriega Hydro-2 offroad hydration pack. It's made by the same folk who've designed some of the best riding bags and rucksacks of the past couple of decades, and uses the same cunning 'Quadloc' harness carrying system, for extra comfort and flexibility on the bike. 



Kriega Hydro-2 hydration pack"

The harness carries a specially-designed Hydrapak 'shape-shifting' reservoir, which changes shape as it empties, to keep the backpack stable. There's a smart 'Blaster' bite valve on the drinks tube which reseals after each drink, cutting waste, and a removable waist strap keeps the bag more secure on even the most extreme rides.

Empty, the bag weighs just 620g, so doesn't add much of a burden, and Kriega has also bust out of its trademark black colourways, releasing lime, orange and silver versions, to match more offroad machinery.

Kriega Hydro-2 hydration pack"

The Hydro-2 costs £99, and is available now. More info here.


Shame. Kriega kit is great, but this is too small... more akin to a cross country runners pack. 2 litres is too small for a long ride. No side pockets/mesh to squeeze in additional bottles if you need to. Little to no storage for tools, wallet, phone etc. This style of bladder sealing is usually difficult to seal easily, although it makes cleaning easier. Only my opinion, but have been riding hard enduro for 15 years... your needs may vary

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