Thule Vital 6l Hydration Pack Review

Thule Vital 6L hydration pack review

Thule is entering a crowded market with its first hydration pack, but the Vital has some neat features. Best hydration packs How to stay hydrated on your bike The most obvious is the ‘ReTrakt’ “hose return system”. This uses flexible strip magnets down the hose and right-hand shoulder strap, which ‘zip’ back together when you let go of the bite valve. They don’t always fully engage, but connect enough to stop the hose flapping around, without you having to clip it back in or strain your neck to reach it when tethered. HydraPak supplies the 2.5l bladder. The bite valve only has an average flow rate and the hose isn’t detachable, but the fold-over top means you can get inside to clean it. The pack itself sits low for stability and less sweaty shoulders. Plenty of internal pockets on a neon yellow background mean easy visibility of bits. Pump straps ...

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