Outlander 3L Hydration Pack
When you're toeing the line on race day it might be tempting to skip the hydration pack to shed weight, and instead opt for water bottle hand outs from neutral support. This may work for some riders, but we'd argue that staying hydrated throughout the whole race will boost your performance level, power, and endurance. USWE crafts the Outlander 3L Hydration Pack to be light enough for race day, and totally bounce-free. The pack uses a removable organizer pocket for stashing tools and gear, which snaps off when you want to keep things streamlined, changing the pack down to a 2L size. It comes ready to roll with a reversible HydraPack Elite 1.5 Liter Bladder that's dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and capable of holding liquids as hot as 140-degrees F, should you need a warm up on a frosty ride.
Perhaps the most notable feature of USWE's Outlander is its unique retention system. In lieu of the typical straps we see on most packs, USWE employs the NDM (short for No Dancing Monkey) Race Suspension Harness. The harness consists of four stretchy elastic straps that are adjustable to fit a variety of riders. The straps secure in the center of the chest, creating a totally bounce-free fit, even when fully loaded, without hindering breathing or range of motion.
- A lightweight hydration bag capable of taking on race day
- Bounce-free harness secures bag for no sway on the trail
- 1.5-liter HydraPak Elite bladder is reversible for easy drying
- Reservoir is dishwasher safe to simplify cleaning up
- Tool and gear pocket can be removed to streamline bag
- Media pocket fights the elements to keep gadgets safe
- Item #USW1WU6
- 3L (183cu in)
- NDM Race Suspension Harness
- Shoulder Straps
- high-vent, adjustable
- Hydration Compatible
- Reservoir Included
- Hydrapak Elite 1.5L
- top, front panel
- Gear Loops
- LED light attachment
- 15 x 11.4 x 3.15in
- Claimed Weight
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
4 based on 1 ratings
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July 17, 2021
Small pack perfect for a few hours
- I've used it several times
Used on several rides and so far, zero complaints. The small external bag and the interior pocket fits a phone, snack, wallet and keys along with a few small miscellaneous like a spare tube. Mount tools on the bike and it?s perfect for a few hours. Downside is that this model doesn?t come with the quick disconnect or the angled valve, but those are available aftermarket, and this is a competitive price. Harness works as advertised?hands-down better than most brands/packs in this range?making it a tough decision between this and my go-to waist pack. Bonus, this bag does fit a 2L Hydrapack, but it?s a tight squeeze. Can?t speak to durability yet, so four stars. If it holds up, this is a new favorite.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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