Kriega Hydro 3 Hydration Backpack
I've owned a bunch of hydration products over the years and this is probably the best low profile moto friendly system I've owned. It's not designed for riders looking to store a bunch of stuff on their back.
August 3, 2015
Excellent hydration backpack
This is a tremendously well-engineered product. In setting it up for use, and then using it, I couldn't think of a single thing that Kriega could have done differently to improve the product. It can take a while to get the fit just right, but once you do, you can carry the full capacity (about 7 lbs of water) without noticing that you even have it on. Even at its high-end price, I rate it as a good value because the product is so effective at its intended purpose.
July 27, 2015
Water when you need it.....
I bought this for a 5 day off road class and this hydropak is really a tough product. It withstood multiple bike falls.... and held enough water for a day of riding(3L), especially in warm dry weather.
The adjustments are good and once the pak is adjusted for your fit this pak does not go anythwere. No bouncing, no side to side movement no sag. Weight distrubution is such that you don't know you are wearing 3L of water.
This pak does as advertised and then some. While it might seem pricey, it is worth everypenny after seeing some other pak sag and bounce around.
March 30, 2015
Great hydration pack! I don't even know I'm wearing it. The pack straps fit nicely over my neck brace side wings and actually helps hold my neck brace down. I removed the waist strap. you don't even need it.
March 23, 2015
Top Quality Product
Comfortable and just the right size. The quality of all Kriega products is excellent. I have four.
December 22, 2014
Buit to the 9's
First impression, it's really well built and adjusts easily. I wear this wile enduro racing in NJ/PA area and it works well. It's heavier then some on the market but I find the extra reinforced straps help keep it from swinging around. It also doesn't cut into my neck or shoulders like standard camalbacks have in the past. The bladder can be a little tricky to pull out but after you've done it a few times no issue. The directions provided with it aren't great nor is the website. I found just take sometime and play with the straps and you'll find the right fit. Over all it's well built.
October 2, 2014
I actually bought this product for use whilst adventuring on my mountain bike (The pedaling kind...). After reviewing various hydration packs, I settled upon this one for the following reasons: I'll begin by mentioning that I have owned a Kriega R25 for approximately 3 years and I absolutely love it. The greatest priority for me is comfort. I do a fair bit of distance riding on both the motorcycle and bicycle and anything that is not comfortable quickly contributes to fatigue. Kriega, in my opinion, has the most comfortable harness system of any pack that I have ever worn. Water capacity is certainly adequate for a day excursion. Quality on both the R25 and Hydro 3 has been very good. I've read this on other reviews and will concur that the the storage capacity (separate from the bladder compartment) is limited. Like every product intended for a purpose, the intent of this pack is clearly hydration which, in my opinion, is performed extremely well. Attention to detail such as the insulated supply tube (keeping the water cooler for that first sip), makes this pack a great choice. Regarding storage capacity, the integrated storage compartment is intended for "essential" items and is not designed for extra clothing, heavy tooling, or the spare filing cabinet that I typically need to carry for a weekend. If unable to secure items under the supplied elastic lash cord, the need for extra space is remedied by the addition of a US-5 or US-10 pack. This does come at a nominal fee, of course, and is the sole reason that I give the pack a slightly lower "bang for the buck" rating. Adding the US-5(10) does interfere with the elastic lash cord on the back of the pack so use discretion before adding either and establish what additional items will need to be carried. This brings me to my final point regarding my choice. Since I already own both an R25 pack and a US-5, this product is the perfect modular match for both my motorcycling and bicycling habits. I can use components (i.e. water bladder and US-5) on either pack with ease and efficiency. Whist the Hydro 3 may be considered a heavier option for mountain biking, the comfort more than compensates for it by reducing fatigue. On the motorcycle, I've got an engine to offer locomotion so, with superior comfort, weight is not even a factor. In all, it's a great product for which it is designed and has nifty features that other hydration packs do not offer.
August 21, 2014
Great Hydration Backpack!
I got rid of all my other hydration backpacks that I had accumulated over the years once I got this one! The harness completely removes the weight from your shoulders, making carrying 3 liters of water on an all-day dirt ride Very Pleasant! I wish the side pocket were a little bigger, but I am going to add a US-10 pack so that I can pack extra gloves, more food, etc. I also have a Kriega R35 backpack, which has a similar harness, which a passenger wore on an extended tour of Washington, and she commented on how comfortable it was to wear, even when stuffed full with her clothes.
July 22, 2014