Evoc previews EuroBike w/ Lite Performance backpacks and Race Hip pack

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I’m not the best at keeping a pack on me while riding, and my friends remind me of this every time I get a flat. Having a pack of some kind to carry tools to get yourself out of a pinch, or enough water to last the journey, can make or break a long day of riding. Evoc provides a range of bags that suit many needs, if it’s strapped to a back, hugging a hip, or clipped to a saddle they’ve probably got it.

We’ve been given a sneak peek at weights and features of what’s to come for EuroBike next month…

photo's c. Evoc

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Starting with the Lite Performance Backpack, the lineup comes equipped with their Climate Control (CC) ventilation system keeping air flowing around the rider’s back. The the Air Pad cushions reduce the contact points between the bag and rider, and their spacing allows for channels of air. Additionally, the pad’s surface resists absorbing sweat and water to avoid becoming a sponge.

Evoc’s Brace Link allows the rider to adjust the width of the shoulder straps further enhancing the comfort aspect of the pack. The following are the specifications of the CC 6, 10, and 16 liter packs:

CC 16 l
Weight: 695 g
Price: 95 € : 120 € (with 2l bladder)

CC 10 l
Weight: 655 g
Price: 85 € : 110 € (with 2l bladder)

CC 6 l
Weight: 525 g
Price: 70 € : 95 € (with 2l bladder)

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The Hip Pack Race editions provide a light weight alternative to larger packs, and offers the same Air Flow Contact points found in the Technical Performance packs. We got an earlier sneak peek at these during Sea Otter, and from outward appearances, they look like winners.

The Air Flow Contact system allows for air to move through the contact points of the pack. Additionally, the Hip Pack features an improved Venti Flap system which allows for the pack to be adjusted for optimal breath-ability on climbs, and security on descents. Conveniently there’s a magnetic clip holding the hydration tube while it’s unused.

HIP PACK RACE
Capacity: 3 l
Weight: 375 g : 505 g (with 130 g – 1.5l bladder)
Price: 65 € : 90 € (with 1.5l bladder)

Evocsports.com

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bearCol
bearCol
6 years ago

I know looks shouldn’t matter, but fanny packs for me are just like skin tight lycra. Lycra makes more sense than baggies but I just can’t deal with the looks. Just for fun, I am hoping lycra makes a come back. I really want to see a lycra fanny pack combo rider on an 80’s neon colored bike.

xxx
xxx
6 years ago
Reply to  bearCol

I’d agree with that. Fanny packs make sense. But no thanks 😉 I’d rather ride packless, or with a full pack and sweat it out.

the biz
the biz
6 years ago
Reply to  bearCol

the nice thing about not being insecure is since you don’t care what you look like, you get to enjoy the gear that works the best

Saul Berg
Saul Berg
6 years ago
Reply to  bearCol

Who cares what you “look” like. Last time I checked MTBers are not fashion models. I go with comfort/function over looks 10 times out of 10. Laugh away as I drop you, or hand you an extra bottle of water (out of my spandex jersey pocket) because your bladder ran out.

bearCol
bearCol
6 years ago
Reply to  Saul Berg

I’m just not as secure as you I guess. [deleted] Good for you. I wish I didn’t care but I do.

That said, I truly do hope fanny packs catch on. I’ve always found amusement in making fun of aspects of the sport I love. I’ve been laughing at MTB trends for nearly 20 years. Fanny packs coupled with 80’s neon colors is going to be fun!

Philip Alley
Philip Alley
6 years ago

Baggies actually makes sense. They don’t tear apart every time you lowside and skid your hip across the ground

Flatbiller
Flatbiller
6 years ago

I think there’s a big difference between a fanny pack being worn on the front versus one worn on the back, which would be the case for riding, not Disneyland tourists from Europe.

I’m a fan.

What should be more embarrassing is the dude throwing on the 500-liter CamelBak Ultra M.U.L.E. to go on a 30-minute epic to the coffee shop.

the biz
the biz
6 years ago
Reply to  Flatbiller

literally nobody does this

bearCol
bearCol
6 years ago
Reply to  Flatbiller

It’s funny how trends come and go. It really wasn’t that long ago when packing tons of stuff in a pack was trendy. I won’t be surprised at all if we see that trend swing back around eventually. In 5 to 10 years people will make fun of the guy with a saddle bag, frame bag, stuff taped to the bike…… We’ve already been down that road. Saddle bags and water bottles were super uncool not that long ago. You couldn’t even find a 6″ bike with water bottle mounts in 2010. Trends come and go. Right now packs are as uncool as saddle bags and water bottles on 6″ bikes just 6 years ago.

Marc
Marc
6 years ago
Reply to  bearCol

Hobo bikes forever!

Nothing compliments a modern frame like a artful smattering of coozies, fuel tanks, and saddle scrotii.

rich hargus
rich hargus
6 years ago

aw yeah! ive been rocking the fanny pack for local rides for years. perfect for the flat kit and a beer.