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USWE Zulo 6 Plus Hip Pack

This Zulo 6 is a new hydration hip pack from Swedish brand USWE. Banana-shaped, it comes pre-curved to better fit the human form with a slightly lower front waist belt…

Score 8

SKS Anywhere Bottle Cage Adapter

It’s simple and effective, but only on bikes with conventional size tubes and front triangles, which are those likely to have bottle cage mounts anyway.

Score 7

Fidlock Twist Uni-Base review

The whole system isn’t cheap and you do need dedicated water bottles, which aren’t cross-compatible, but I think the Fidlock Twist system is fantastic.

Score 10

Scott Trail Hipbelt

While the beige version of the Scott Trail Hipbelt here is not the most UK-friendly, there’s also a black and grey colourway that would be my first choice.

Score 10

Thule Rail 12L Pro

The Rail is Thule’s enduro/ aggressive trail backpack. It comes in lots of different sizes and they all use a 2.5-litre reservoir, but only the Pro model (tested) comes with…

Score 7

Scott Perform Evo HY'16

There are three models of Perform Evo in the Scott line and they all use the same two-litre reservoir. As the size increases, so does the price. The difference between…

Score 7

Leatt DBX Cargo

Leatt is constantly expanding its accessory line and the latest addition is this 10-litre DBX Cargo trail pack. It’s at the top end when it comes to price, but it…

Score 7

Fox Utility Hydration Small

We asked Fox to send the medium-sized Utility Hydration for this test – it has the same size reservoir but 12L of storage – but it was out of stock.…

Score 7

Evoc FR Day Protector

We contacted Evoc to get one of its Protector backpacks, because they have these removable back protectors that are great for an uplift or downhill session. For some reason the…

Score 6


The Ergon BE2 Enduro is unusual in that it comes in two sizes, large and small, and within each size there is a large range of adjustment.

Score 7


With only a 2.5-litre reservoir and 10 litres of storage, on paper the Osprey Raptor 10 doesn’t seem capatious, but it features a large central pocket, which holds two side-mounted…

Score 10

Fidlock is a bottle and cage with a mechanical and magnetic attachment, that's available in 450, 590 and 600ml – the smallest fits into a tiny space.

Score 10

Race Face Stash Quick Rip

Race Face Stash Quick Rip 1.5L is a small bum bag for short rides. It can carry a single water bottle which slots into a neoprene pocket in the centre.

Score 9

uswe zulo 2

USWE Zulo 2 is a diminutive waist pack with two-litre storage (half is taken up by a hydration bladder). The brand also offers Zulo 6 for more cargo.

Score 8

Mavic XA Hip Belt

The new Mavic XA Hip Belt has three litres of storage and a host of mtb-specific design details to ensure it’s no bog-standard bum bag.

Score 8

Nukeproof Horizon Enduro Flexi Flask

What do you do if your bike doesn't have a bottle cage mount that's safely out of muck's way? For Nukeproof, whose top-selling Mega has a shock taking up the…

Score 9