Thule is introducing its first bike-specific hydration backpack line, the Vital Collection, at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market next week.

A new category for the brand, the Vital Hydration Backpacks are built for comfort and ease of use during high-intensity mountain bike rides.

Available in three sizes – 3L, 6L (pictured right) and 8L – the Thule Vital backpacks feature a hands-free ReTrakt magnetic hose return system and jersey-style pockets for quick access to nutrition, clothing or tools without having to remove the pack. The Thule Vital comes complete with Hydrapak reservoirs ranging from 1.75L to 2.5L sizes and 3L to 8L of cargo storage while maintaining a low center of gravity.

Additional features include a tail light attachment, a sternum strap for stability and comfort and designated interior loops to carry a tire pump and shock pump. The Thule Vital collection will be available February 2018.

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