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New Rotation180º Trail Hydration Pack Swings Gear into Easy Reach

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MindShift Rotation180 trail hydration backpack

Mindshift’s new Trail pack is part of their Rotation180º series of backpacks that build in a rotating waist pack to provide quick, easy access to your essential gear without having to take anything off.

We all the know the drill. You need to adjust seat height or grab a snack real quick, but to do so you’ve got to take of your backpack and dig around to find it. The process slows down the ride and is generally cumbersome. The Rotation180º solves that in a clever way…

MindShift Rotation180 trail hydration backpack

Hidden inside the bottom of the pack is a separate compartment that slides out and around the waist belt.

MindShift Rotation180 trail hydration backpack

Bigger items and less used gear (rain jacket, etc.) stays tucked away in the upper section while your more immediate needs like bars, camera, phone, map, pump and mini-tool all fit inside the waist pack. It’ll even fit an iPad Mini.

MindShift Rotation180 trail hydration backpack

Enduro fanny pack fans can rejoice knowing it’ll pull out completely and work all on its own. Interior storage compartments keep it from becoming a jumbled mess.

MindShift Rotation180 trail hydration backpack

The outer material is a lightweight, DWR-treated ripstop and high density nylons with a stretch front stash pocket panel. An upper pocket fits small tech or sunglasses, and a left side water bottle pocket doubles as a tripod or hiking pole sleeve if you’re using it as a hiking backpack. A separate rear panel holds a 2L hydration bladder. Retail is $179.99, available in black or blue.

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Slow Joe Crow
Slow Joe Crow
8 years ago

It’s interesting, but for small items like gels, point and shoot cameras and multitools a shoulder strap or waist belt pouch on a standard pack is just as easy to use and much less bulky.
I only need to take off my pack and rummage around for flat tires and rest breaks,

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

My Osprey Raptor has awesome pockets built into the waist strap that accomplishes this far more simply.

FoolCyclist
FoolCyclist
8 years ago

That looks way too bulky for riding. Besides there are great packs that essentially do the same thing as mentioned above. I’ll pass.

Eric E. Strava
Eric E. Strava
8 years ago

Seems to pair well with manpris, however.

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

@ Eric- Doesn’t everything go with manpris?

fap master flex
fap master flex
8 years ago

That “enduro fanny pack” looks like a handlebar bag… And I am also having a hard time not thinking about a specific SNL skit with a box and something…some…thing.

Michael
Michael
8 years ago

This looks perfect for carrying an SLR on trail rides. I find myself in a lot of pretty places where it’d be nice to have the big camera, but what a pain to transport it on rides in my Osprey. This looks slick!

YoMamma
YoMamma
8 years ago

Probably having trouble riding that log due to the big heavy pack.

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

Since enduro riding has apparently made it once again acceptable to ride with a fanny pack, last summer I pulled my ancient CamelBak Bandido out of the storage bin.

Best. Pack. Ever.

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