Review: Hydrapak Tortuga

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With a molded EVA foam shell designed to protect an XX gear pockets-including a fleece-lined sunglasses compartment and a fully waterproof pouch for your wallet or cell phone-the Tortuga is the tool for bikers who pack GPS, phone, and MP3 player on every bike ride. Added bonus: a cord port for your music player or helmet light.

WIRED The strap-free, turtle-like backside won’t snag chairlifts or trees. Ventilation system keeps sweat off your back. Lightweight. Hose tucks away in the pack’s insulated strap-helpful in cold weather. Bite valve is the easiest to work of all the packs tested.

TIRED Thin plastic clings to itself when wet, making cleaning this bladder a bit of a pain.