Never Go Thirsty Again: 10 Ladylike Hydration Packs
The full-sized Osprey Raptor 18 Hydration Pack ($120) is versatile for all the mountain-biking enthusiasts out there who like to stay super organized on a ride.
If walking or hiking is her favorite sport, she can take her little one along in the newly designed Osprey Poco Premium Kid Carrier ($299). Osprey sent me a Poco carrier to try, and I was amazed at how lightweight and comfortable it was to use, even on two-hour hikes. The pack weighs under eight pounds and the supersupportive hip straps make carrying a toddler easy and back pain free. The back mesh panel prevents getting all sweaty and the torso length can be easily adjusted with a quick slide up or down in case dad wants to have a turn carrying the kiddo.
There are tons of compartments all over the pack — I love the phone pocket on the shoulder strap. Two other awesome features are the removable day pack to keep snacks and extra layers and the built-in sun shade that also protects in light rain. It comes in three colors and if you want to see the pack and if you want to see the pack in action, watch this video.
Here at FitSugar we are all about staying well hydrated on the trail. Wearing a hydration pack is way more comfy than schlepping reusable water bottles in a regular backpack, and the BPA- and PVC-free water reservoir of Verve 7 ($74) holds 2 liters (that’s 70 ounces) of liquid. Better yet, it’s designed for women — the fit is sublime, especially through the shoulders. Plus this has pockets for stowing tools and tubes making this a great pack for attacking the mountains on your bike. Pick one up at REI.