Mountain biking is thirsty work and it’s important to stay hydrated. Hydration packs have a number of advantages over water bottles for mountain biking:
- Hands-free drinking means you can sip water as you go along
- You can carry more water for long rides
- No need to worry about drinking from dirty water bottles
- Some packs offer protection for your back in case of a fall
In this article we cover what you need to know when buying a hydration pack, plus our pick of the best packs for different riders.