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EB18: Thule launch 2019 hydration packs including Pro Enduro Pack with koroyd

Thule Rail Hydration Pack 209 enduro downhill mountain biking
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Following the success of the 2018 Red Dot award-winning Vital collection, Thule adds to its portfolio for 2019 with two new collections for a wide range of riding situations.

The 2019 Thule Rail hydration packs are designed for the downhill and enduro rider. The secure-fit design wraps the torso and eliminates bounce or movement when jumping or railing corners for optimal control, comfort and safety while descending rough trails.

The Thule Rail 12L Pro is nicely compartmentalized for neat and efficient storage of kit

The hands-free ReTrakt magnetic hose return should allow riders to keep hydrated on the go without needing to slow down.

Thule Rail Pro 12L enduro pack koroyd
The Thule Rail hydration packs feature a hands-free ReTrakt magnetic hose

The included 2.5L HydraPak reservoir features a locking valve to prevent leaks and slide closure to simplify cleaning.

Eurobike 2018 Thule Rail 2.5L Hydrapak
Thule Rail Hydration Packs include a 2.5 L bladder with the Retrakt Magnetic Hose

Quick-access lash points allow for easy attachment and retrieving of a helmet or detachable chin bar, and the lower-back jersey pockets provide neat storage for nutrition, tools or phone without removing the pack, or having to stop.

Thule Rail Enduro Pack Chin Bar Storage
Quick-access lash points allow attachment of protective gear and detachable chin bar

You will have plenty of cargo storage with Thule Rail 8L or Thule Rail 12L to carry extra food, clothing and tools with minimal bulk in the main compartment. Interior zippered pockets provide a safe place to store a phone, keys or other small accessories.

2019 Thule Rail Enduro Hydration Pack
The interior of the Thule Rail hydration pack is neatly compartmentalized for efficient use of space

A third model, the Thule Rail 12L Pro is the only one in the range that comes equipped with a lightweight, removable spine protector to help reduce impact on crashing. The spine protector is composed of a double layer of semi-laminated koroyd, as seen in the new Endura MT500 helmets, which allows for some flexibility in the rear panel of the pack. This pack is the top of the range and comes in at around $230. We think this is a solid looking pack for enduro riding that will surely offer strong competition to the EVOC range.

Thule Rail Pro 12L ENDURO PACK
Top of the range Thule Rail Pro 12L enduro pack with spine protector insert
Koroyd spine protector Thule
The Thule Rail Pro 12L features a removable koroyd spine protector

The Thule Rail hydration packs are available in an 8L, 12L and 12L Pro version (with spine protection), in either Covert Green or Obsidian.

Thule UpTake Hydration Packs

Thule UpTake is an all-around, versatile hydration pack ready for any excursion. As with all of Thule’s hydration packs, the UpTake features an integrated magnetic ReTrakt hose system, and a 2.5L Hydrapak reservoir featuring a locking valve and slide closure.

Thule UpTake Hydration Pack
The Thule UpTake Hydration Packs are available in 4 footprints; 4L, 8L, 12L and a youth 6L

With sleek design aesthetics, organizational pockets, and optimal storage, the Thule UpTake is a more versatile pack, suitable for biking, hiking or hitting the slopes. Convenient side pockets offer quick access to smaller items, while dedicated internal pockets are perfect for tools and extra layers.

The Thule UpTake 4L is the most compact model of the collection, offering a low-profile and composed of lightweight materials with a mesh back panel. Thule UpTake 8L includes all the premium features of the 4L model with extra comfort, like articulating shoulder straps and perforated foam back panel to keep the wearer cool. An integrated waist strap provides extra stability as well. The Thule UpTake 12L model offers expandable cargo storage using an exterior compression panel that expands to fit a jacket or gloves for changeable weather conditions.

Thule UpTake
Thule UpTake 12L Hydration Pack
Thule UpTake 8L Rooibos
Thule UpTake 8L Rooibos

Rounding out the Thule UpTake collection is a youth specific hydration pack designed to fit younger riders with smaller torsos, ages 8-12. The Thule UpTake Youth pack includes the ReTrakt magnetic hose return along with a 1.75L Hydrapak reservoir. The low-profile design with 6L of cargo storage provides a decent amount of packing space for extra layers and other small items.

Thule UpTake Youth 6L Eurobike 2018
Thule have designed an UpTake pack to suit the whole family, with the addition of the 6L youth pack with 1.75L bladder

The UpTake starts at $80 for the 6L youth version, going up to $115 for the 12L.


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5 years ago

I like the look of it. Well thought out and quality. New Camelbacks really suck do to cost cutting. Camelbacks use such cheap components that the screw cap always leaks and the tubing crimps cutting off water flow. I will never buy another camelback.

4 years ago

Yeah, they’ve sent me new reservoirs because of their guarantee but the most recent version doesn’t even fit my pack any longer. So, in order to use it, I need a new bag anyway. My kids and wife have these hydrapaks and have only had one issue with it leaking ( the valve was chewed though and not a quality control issue). the pack itself looks great and comfortable too! I tried one out in a store yesterday.

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