The boxy shaped Laguna is Hydrapak’s third largest pack behind the Jolla and Morro models, but with its 9.8-litre capacity split between the main compartment and front pocket it’s an easy bag to use if you’re keen to keep certain bits and pieces within quick, easy reach.
The Laguna uses a mid-weight rip stop nylon construction with heavier weight material in stress points to add strength and durability. The bag has a helmet pouch and enough compression straps to keep body armour or spare jackets snugged down.
Complete with Hydrapak’s 3-litre reversible bladder there’s no extra purchase required to use the bag as a hydration pack. The bladder is one of the most versatile in that it’s by far the easiest to clean and can also be used to transport water by using the closure clip as a carry handle.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.