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It might be hard to imagine being out and about in weather hot enough to require a hydration pack whilst in the clutches of January but when the time comes you will be grateful for products like the Lobo from Camelbak.

This lightweight pack (480g) can house the 3l water reservoir CRUX reservoir with Quicklink, the low profile has been designed specifically for cycling with 9l worth of space to store snacks, layers and any other essential gear you may need whilst you are out. Partially made with post-consumer recycled materials this bag is available in Black, Kelp/Black and Gibraltar Navy, it is suited for everyday bike use with the large reservoir, but it is best suited for when you want to ride hard and fast without huge amounts of stuff weighing you down. The Air Director back panel aims to channel the air flow down your back, it is made up of ventilation holes and mesh over the shoulder straps and back panel to keep you cool and comfortable. There is a removable stability belt that will keep the bag close to your body, stopping it bouncing around or throwing your balance off, especially useful with mountain biking.

There is an integrated tool roll to store your bike essential tools, CO2 cartridges and patch kits for example, as well as secure zip pockets, a secure phone pocket, and an exterior helmet carry system, ensuring you know exactly where your gear is when you need it. The stretchy overflow pocket lets you quickly shed a layer and stash it away without wasting too much time remaining stationary, there is an elastic pump loop for easy storage and reflective detailing for better visibility in low light. When it comes to drinking the tube is stored on the shoulder strap for easy access, the Magnetic Tube Trap holds it secure and helps guide it back into the locking position without taking your eyes off the road. The bite valve ensures water only leaves the tube when It’s in your mouth, no dribbles or soggy cycle gear to worry about. The Lobo is light, narrow and secure, with a generous water supply that will probably out last your stamina, best suited for short and fast rides where you only need the essentials, your bike and your energy. RRP £89.99

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This hydration pack is perfect for those hard and fast rides in the warmer months.
  • Air Director back panel and ventilated harness
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Stretch overflow pocket
  • Magnetic Tube Trap and bite valve
  • Lightweight and narrow profile
  • Integrated tool organization
  • Reflective detailing
  • Limited storage