Evoc Hip Pack Pro 3L review – Big Ride Approved!

Evoc hip Pack Pro

For shorter rides, I normally grab a fanny pack due to the lighter weight and less need to carry as much shit with me.   I do find myself humming and hawing for those bigger rides where I don’t want a full-on hydration pack though. The Evoc Hip Pack Pro 3L focuses on big ride seekers need for comfort and load security of a 50 oz bladder. For those who are anti hydration pack, this could be the ticket for the big rides.

Interested in our Hip Pack Shoot OUT? We tested and rated 8 different BUMBAGS. You ought to read it.

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Evoc hip Pack Pro
The flap allows an easy view of contents and also has a zippered pocket on the flap that folds down but is only big enough for smaller phones. I’d rather this flap be a normal pocket with horizontal zipper (vs a flap) that could be used to put a phone in without the worry of it falling out if the zipper comes down.

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Evoc hip Pack Pro back
A nice comfortable and well-ventilated back panel keeps the pack’s contents from poking into your back no matter how they lay in the pack.

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Nice storage on both sides of the belt is great for food, keys and other small things you want quick access to. This stretchy Airo Flex belt is so comfortable!

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Evoc hip Pack Pro
With velcro and buckle, there is virtually no way this hip pack is going to loosen up like other packs when the going gets rough. The light blue pull (Evoc calls Ventflap) cinches the pack closer to the body for extra stability on the downhills.


Evoc Hip Pack Pro 3L | $115  | 50 oz bladder | 558 g with bladder | Multiple colors available


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  • Excellent stretchy velcro waist belt – DOES NOT loosen and is very comfortable
  • Lots of pockets to keep things organized as well as a trapper keeper
  • Great alternative to running a full hydration pack if you pack lightly
  • Load security – with compression straps the pack is super stable

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  • No quick and easy phone pocket. I don’t trust the back zip down flap with a phone and I want separate phone storage from the main compartment’s things that can damage it in a fall or just by bouncing around.
  • Drinking isn’t as easy as drinking from a normal hydration pack.  Securing the hose/mouthpiece back to its magnetic mount is difficult on the trail.

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Evoc hip Pack Pro
Each side of the pack also has the ability to secure water bottles in the mesh pockets.  This rear light blue pull (Ventflap) loosens the pack for added ventilation on the uphills.

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Evoc Pro 3L Hip Pack
With a separate bladder pocket, the main storage is large enough to fit the kitchen sink.  That handle at the top is also quite nice especially if you do fit in the kitchen sink.

Crankjoy’s Opinion

The details of the Evoc Hip Pack Pro are well thought out and very usable.  My only change would be to make the back flap a horizontal zipper for easier and safer phone access.   The Evoc is the best hip pack I’ve used with the ability to carry a bladder and extra water.  The waist belt is also the most comfortable I’ve used with a wide and stretchy yet secure closure.  Compared to other hip packs with bladders, the Evoc Hip Pack Pro is in a different league as far as comfort and load security go.  The weight with a full bladder doesn’t bounce around and loosen the pack when the going gets rough. This Evoc pack is now my goto for rides more than 1.5-2 hours.  If you’re ready to ditch the hydration pack but worried about having enough water with you, I can’t recommend another pack more.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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