New for spring, Gregory adds two hydration packs to their mountain biking lineup. Both the Endo for men and Avos for women come in 10 liter and 15 liter versions to see you through everything from short training rides to all day epics.
The new packs are built on Gregory’s Shift RS Suspension System, which uses an adjustable hip belt that shifts up or down to make the pack ride higher or lower on your back. The low-profile ventilated back panel helps cut down on sweat when riding hard.
The hydration packs come with Gregory’s 3D Hydro reservoir where a self-supporting baffle down the middle not only cuts down on sloshing, but also helps the reservoir to dry out quickly. And the built-in drying hanger doubles as a quick snap-and-go mounting system inside the pack.
The magnetic sternum strap makes for easy one-handed buckling, with a magnetic linkage for the DryLock bite valve to keep your hydration tube in place. My favorite feature might be the Sunglass QuickStow system on shoulder harness for quick, secure and scratch-free access to your shades without taking the pack off.
Each mountain bike pack comes with a removable zippered tool pouch that fits in its own dedicated pocket inside the main compartment. You also get a protective foam pocket for your phone and other valuables that you don’t want broken or getting wet. The 15 liter styles add another quick access pocket for further organization.
The front of the pack features a lash point for a safety light and a stretch mesh pocket for shoving in an extra layer. The hipbelt includes two further zippered pockets for storing snacks, lip balm, or energy gels.
The Gregory Avos and Endo mountain bike packs retail for $120-$130 depending on size and are available now.