Here are my 6 favorite dirt bike hydration packs for trail riding reviewed in 2019.
These hydration packs are for long distance trail rides where you need to carry some tools, food and other supplies on your adventure.
If you want a smaller hydration pack for motocross and shorter rides, check out my favorite dirt bike hydration packs for motocross.
Also, here is my hydration pack guide to help you find the right rig for your needs. It will also show you how to keep your hydration pack bladder sterilized.
The Geigerrig hydration pack is the bomb and is my no.1 fav for 2019!
It is the most expensive in my list ($150) but it contains a whole bunch of cool features that I really like and make the price well worth it.
Firstly, the 2 liter hydration pack bladder is pressurized!! That means that you don’t need to suck on the hose to get a drink. All you need to do is release the valve and the water will squirt into your mouth. Awesome!
Secondly, the rig is made from the toughest USA made canvas (500D cordura) and zippers available on the market so you don’t have to worry about it tearing or breaking.
There is also 700 cubic inches of storage pocket space to carry whatever you like with you on your riding adventure.The rig has also been designed for comfort! and not just function. It is a very comfortable rig with nice padding on the shoulder straps and on the back pressure zones as well as the right level of ventilation to reduce heat/sweating.
The other great feature is the way the straps are configured for use and comfort. The right strap contains the insulated drink hose and the left contains the pump (power bulb) so you can pump more pressure into the bladder whenever you need to. Nice!
Additionally, you get a chest strap and a waist strap to keep the rig firmly in place even over the toughest terrain. Very nice.
I bought the camouflage model as it’s my favorite and a head turner, but if you don’t like it it also comes in black.
The Australian made Zac Recon S3 is my second favorite hydration pack. I have used it on long trail rides now since 2017 and it hasn’t skipped a beat.
It is made of super tough fabric and zips which I really like and there is heaps of pockets (823 cubic inches) to carry whatever you like on long trails.
The bladder is 3 liters in size and it opens on a sliding lock system which makes it a lot easier to fill than a standard cap fitting.
The drinking hose is also insulated to help keep your water cool on a long, hot ride.
The shoulder straps are super comfortable and there is plenty of padding on the back and waist. Overall it is very comfortable to wear.
The Zac speed also has a chest clip and waist belt and keeps the pack securely in place over the toughest terrain.
The other bonus of the Zac Speed hydration packs is that you can bolt on an optional tool bag and a roost deflector if you need them. nice!
The Zac Speed is a fan favorite and I highly recommend it.
Aside from that, the Klim Nac Pak is a solid hydration pack made of tough materials that won’t tear under impact.
The straps are well padded and heavy duty and they contain pockets on each strap that will fit your phone or any other smaller items that you need to get immediate access to.
The are also some features for the snow trekking audience, like an emergency whistle and a buckle that will let you carry a fold-able shovel.
There is plenty of room to carry supplies in several pockets and also there is a goggle pocket with a chamois to carry and clean a spare pair of goggles if you need it.
A bonus is that there is a compact tool pouch that comes included and sits snugly in a front pocket of the hydration pack. Nice!
Overall, a great rig that you can use for trail riding, snow trekking and mountain climbing use.
My budget choice is the Moose Racing XCR Hydration Pack.
This rig will do everything you want it to do in a compact design.
It contains a 3 liter bladder and also plenty of room for tools and other supplies.
It is a little bit smaller in volume (600 cubic inches) than the other reviewed hydration packs above but it is awesome if you need 3 liters but want a more compact pack.
It is made of rugged fabric and the pack is nice and comfortable to wear and ride with for hours at a time.
I couldn’t find any issues with this pack and I think it is a really cool option if you are looking for something a bit smaller.
Large Storage Hydration Packs.
The above hydration packs that I have reviewed are between 600-800 cubic inches in size.
If you need more space than that, I would recommend 2 hydration packs.
Also, this hydration pack is the same as its younger brother except that it can carry a whopping 1600 cubic inches of storage, making it the largest hydration pack on the market.
So they were my 5 favorite hydration packs for all day trail riding. Do you have a favorite hydration pack? let me know in the comments below and why you like it. Also if you liked this article please give it a share on social media.
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