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Hip Pack pro 3l
+ 1.5L Bladder

Best Hip Pack of 2024

Mountain bike hip packs are one of the best ways to carry your tools, water, food and other essential gear while you ride. We tested 11 of the best models on the market to help you find the right hip pack to suit your needs and meet your budget.

These days, we’ve got a lot of options for carrying the necessities with us on our rides, but mountain bike hip packs are easily one of the best. Tools, tubes, water, food, first aid, layers, keys, and even our phones all need to go somewhere, and hip packs are an excellent way to hold it all conveniently strapped around your waist.

Hip packs have steadily evolved over the years into a specialized accessory for the modern mountain biker. Whether you prefer to carry water in hydration bladders or bottles, carry the bare minimum of tools and gear, or bring everything but the kitchen sink, there are hip packs designed to suit every need and preference. From minimalist packs for quick backyard laps to cavernous models for all-day epics and everything in between, there are more great options than ever before.

With so many mountain bike hip packs to choose from, finding the right one can be a challenge. To help navigate the choices, we rounded up a diverse selection of 11 models for side-by-side testing and comparison.

Best Overall Mountain Bike Hip Pack (With Bladder)

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EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L + 1.5L Bladder Stone

Evoc Hip Pack Pro 3L + 1.5L Bladder


  • Weight 431 grams (w/o bladder) 562 grams (w/ bladder)
  • Capacity 3 liters
  • Water Bladder Yes, 1.5L
  • Water Bottles Yes, up to 2
  • Waist Sizes 31" to 43"

The Evoc Hip Pack Pro 3L + 1.5L Bladder ($135) has enjoyed a long run as one of the most highly regarded mountain bike hip packs on the market. Though there are many imitators, the Hip Pack Pro still deserves a place at the top for its excellent comfort, stability when riding, well-executed storage, and the option to carry water in the included 1.5L bladder, bottles or both.

EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L + 1.5L Bladder Airflow
EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L + 1.5L Bladder Black

One of the best features of the Hip Pack Pro is the broad, stretchy, overlapping waist belt that hugs the body and makes it not only very comfortable but impressively stable in use. Unlike simpler strap designs that are static, this one is a little bit dynamic, so it moves well with the body and doesn’t dig in anywhere, even with the pack fully loaded. The waist belt also widens as it meets the main body of the pack, making a larger contact area where the wings cradle the hips.

Also helping to enhance comfort is the well-executed Airflowback system with open mesh atop deep ventilation channels that keep air moving as well or better than any other model we’ve tried.

The Ventiflap feature also allows you to adjust how closely the pack sits to your back with the pull of a string for extra ventilation on the climbs, and even the waist belt allows air to pass through.

Venti Flap
Magnetic hose bite valve attachment

The Hip Pack Pro 3L has, you guessed it, 3 liters of storage capacity. The pack has 2 primary zippered compartments, with the main one housing the included 1.5-liter bladder behind a nylon sleeve along with adequate space for a packable layer, spare tube, mini-pump, or other larger items.

The front compartment folds down for quick, easy access, with 3 mesh storage pockets to organize tools and a zippered internal pocket for valuables. Two sizeable pockets on the hip wings provide additional storage space for snacks or smaller phones, and there’s a key clip inside, too.

The 1.5-liter bladder has a slide-open top that makes it easy to fill and clean, and the hose has a quick connect fitting that makes removing it from the pack super easy.

Overall, we don’t think it gets much better than the EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L.

Hip Pack Pro 3 + 1.5L Bladder

Regular price$150.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.

The HIP PACK PRO 3 + 1.5 liter hydration water bladder is perfect for hiking and mountain biking. It carries tools, snacks and beverages while still offering full range of movement for ambitious trail riding and walking. Thanks to the EXTRA WIDE HIP WINGS, the ventilated AERO FLEX belt and the optimized AIR FLOW CONTACT SYSTEM it not only sits safely and closely in place, it also distributes the weight perfectly for extra comfort. Wide ventilation channels and the coarse mesh on the back section provide efficient airflow further enhancing comfort. EVOC’s VENTI FLAP with uphill and downhill modes offers extra ventilation when ascending and an even tighter fit while descending. The HIP PACK PRO 3 ensures sufficient water supply with a HYDRATION BLADDER COMPARTMENT up to 1.5 l as well as a water bottle holder. If you encounter technical problems on your ride, the exterior quickly and easily accessible TOOL COMPARTMENT will hold repair kit, tools, etc. The pack is also equipped with COMPRESSION STRAPS to adapt the volume, a BACKLIGHT CLIP, a KEY CLIP, spacious zippered pockets in the hip wings and much more. The bag is made of lightweight yet highly durable recycled Ripstop Nylon with PFC-free finishing.

• AIRFLOW CONTACT SYSTEM offers perfect back ventilation
• VENTIFLAP for uphill and downhill mode adjustment
• WATER BOTTLE CARRIER with extra safety fixation - easy to reach
• 1.5L hydration system bladder included
• Tool compartment (separate, quick access)