Simply final summer season Apidura’s Innovation Lab packed a boxy trapezoidal 1.5L Hydration Bladder into your bikepacking baggage, however now they’re prepared for extra lengthy rides in scorching & dry circumstances this summer season with a brand new 2x as large 3L bladder, too. You’ll want a good greater body pack to squeeze in that a lot water, however Apidura says it’ll slot in every of the three sizes of all of their full-frame packs, that means it is best to be capable of get it into most adventure-ready gravel or mountain bikes…
Apidura 3L Hydration Bladder for bikepacking baggage
The premise is strictly the identical because the 1.5L Apidura Bladder: Water is actually essential for survival when driving deep into unknown territory. Water is heavy, so getting that weight as far down in your bike as potential will assist protect your bike’s dealing with. And whereas water bottles are easy and simple to make use of, two spherical 750ml bottles in customary cages can take up many of the area inside many bikes’ entrance triangles, making it tougher to hold extra gear.
Now to hold 3L of water (which could solely get you 3-6 hours of driving in scorching climate), you’d want not less than 4 common bottles in cages. That may occupy many of the mounts on most bikes, or you could possibly tuck all of it into one body bag and have extra space & extra mounts for different gear too.
It’s the identical concept that led to the stand-alone 4L CrankTank too!
You would completely simply take the bladder out of your mountain biking CamelBak (or carry the water in your new Hydration Vest), however Apidura’s bikepacking bag-specific Hydration Bladders are made with a boxy form that can match extra securely into body baggage, and carry extra water for the area they occupy. The brand new 3L Bladder is roughly 20cm tall x 29cm lengthy x 6.5cm extensive.
Unsurprisingly, it’s formed virtually precisely like Apirdura’s newest MTB-oriented Backcountry Full Body Packs that are designed to suit into sloping geometry bikes. That form additionally will possible match into many full-frame packs from different bag makers as effectively.
The larger 4L Hydration Bladder remains to be designed to be refilled on the bike, with a large zip-loc-style roll-top closure held shit with velcro tabs. Once more there are fill markings to see how a lot water you may have remaining at a look. The identical welded PVC-free bladder development now provides a horizontal inner baffle to maintain the bigger bladder in form. The bladder makes use of a proprietary quick-release connector to connect the hose and a locking chunk valve, and features a stability strap on the rear to hook it inside your pack extra securely.
Once more, Apidura has easy compatibility diagrams on their web site to see the way it suits inside their baggage, plus downloadable PDF templates so you’ll be able to examine match inside different producers’ packs, too. All you want is a routing port to information the hose out of the pack to drink whereas driving.
Apidura Hydration Bladders – Pricing & availability
The brand new 3L Apidura Body Pack Hydration Bladder sells for £46/ $63 / 53€ at a claimed weight of 150g, plus the 3kg you’ll add filling it up with water. The smaller unique 1.5L Bladder nonetheless sells for £37 / $51 / 42€.
Each can be found now from Apidura or their world retailers.