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Hey TT! I have been looking at some hydration packs and I have found a few that I am interested in. I searched the forums but I can't find much info on the packs I am looking at, which are Thor Hydrant, Fox Oasis, and Moose Racing XCR packs. I would like to get some info from people that have had experience with one or more of these packs. I am also open to suggestions of other hydration packs. I want to stay under 100$ and I want storage for gopro batteries, SD cards, energy bars, phone, a multi tool, and an extra spark plug haha. I will also have a few other small items in there as well. I am going to be wearing the pack over my chest protector, if that makes a difference. I want to avoid going overkill size wise, and end up with a big heavy hindrance on my back. Thanks as always. RIDE ON!!!!!!!

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USWE or leatt (same thing). They are the best. Awesome harness system and you can even go hands free. They come in different storage capacities.

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I have a Camel Back - not sure what size, but is perfect for me.

 

Anyhow - for the first 2+ years I had it, I was always annoyed that the hose was on the right side, so I had to take hand off throttle to get a drink.  One day when I was cleaning it, I pulled the hose out and accidentally put it back on the left side!  Wow!  What a revelation!

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I have a Camel Back - not sure what size, but is perfect for me.

Anyhow - for the first 2+ years I had it, I was always annoyed that the hose was on the right side, so I had to take hand off throttle to get a drink. One day when I was cleaning it, I pulled the hose out and accidentally put it back on the left side! Wow! What a revelation!

I was just about to ask if you could put the hose on the left side, since I am left handed. Edited by THE.YZ.RIDER

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I was just about to ask if you could put the hose on the left side, since I am left handed.

 

I know you were!!! (I am psychic).  The answer to your next question is, "no".

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I know you were!!! (I am psychic).  The answer to your next question is, "no".

Dang, I'm not going to get present for Christmas. ;(

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I've got a cheaper Draco that I picked up at Scheels for like 60 bux. It's a bigger pack but is great for all day riding or especially in my case, riding alone mid week, where it may be a day or two before someone else comes bounding down the trail lol. I keep everything from a decent tool set to food to my basic survival stuff incase I need to spend a night out there(knock on wood...) plus it holds 3 liters of water. It's a bit much Im finding out for shorter rides and enduros, even with nothing but a couple power bars and a full bladder of water though. Once you get used to a little extra weight you don't even notice it in my opinion.

http://www.dragogear.com/hydration-pack.html

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That dragopack is a contender. I also found some other packs that look good. The Fox Low Pro and the Fly Racing hydro pack. The only worry that I have with those packs is I am not sure there is enough storage. I love the price on those, the fly racing pack is 40$ shipped, since spending 100$ makes my wallet scream, but I want to make sure I get something that will last a long time. Does anybody have experience with those packs?

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I have a Camelback and a cheapo walmart pack, I actually like the cheapo better.

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The moose only has 2 liters, that would not cut it for me.

 

Between the Thor and Fox ones you listed, the fox one looks nicer. You may also want to budget room for a jacket in your pack. If you are like me and start riding early in the morning and ride well into the evening you will want a jacket for the first and last part of the ride and somewhere to put it when you take it off for the mid day ride portion.

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Do not buy from camelbak. They give money to anti-bike trail groups and actively help to close trails.

??? No way , didnt know that, that is bull Edited by bin007

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??? No way , didnt know that, that is bull

 

Do not buy from camelbak. They give money to anti-bike trail groups and actively help to close trails.

 

Im going to research this, if so we need to really get the word out.

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Im going to research this, if so we need to really get the word out.

It doesnt make any sense. But absolutley rooster

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I've tried quite a few bags over the years Fly, Klim, Ogio etc and my favorite and most comfy is a USWE I've got the biggest one they make right now and it's great.

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