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Ergon BE2 Enduro hydration pack review

Hydration, storage and protection that's ideal for enduro racing

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £140.00 RRP | USD $150.00 | EUR €150.00
Ergon B2 Enduro hydration pack

Our review

Best suited to racers, not all-day riders, but the fit, adjustability and external storage options are great
Pros: Supportive straps and lots of adjustment mean the fit is spot-on; storage is well organised with easy-to-access zip compartments and stowage for open and full-face lids; slim profile is great for racing
Cons: Some extra cargo space that can be cinched down when not in use would improve the BE2’s versatility
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Ergon’s BE2 is an enduro-focused pack that has minimal storage space but loads of adjustability and was developed in conjunction with former professional downhill mountain biker Fabien Barel

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Its 6.5l capacity is split into top and bottom zipped pockets, with a cutout in the middle that’ll securely hold open and full-face helmets via removable straps.

While useful, this really eats into the storage space – once you’ve filled the 1.5l bladder and put a few tools and snacks in, it’s almost full.

Running along the full length is a 17.5mm-thick foam spine protector. There are also external straps for carrying knee pads.

Ergon B2 Enduro hydration pack
There is a cutout in the middle that’ll securely hold open and full-face helmets.
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The BE2 comes in two sizes (Small: height up to 175 cm and clothing size XS–M; Large; height over 175 cm and clothing size M–XXL) and has a four-position back length adjuster, designed to ensure the weight stays low on your hips. Combined with the wide Velcro waist strap, sternum strap and free-rotating D-ring buckles on the shoulders, this makes it comfy and steadfast.

Big airflow channels in the padding and ultra-slim shoulder straps mean it doesn’t get too sweaty.

The HydraPak bladder is well integrated, sitting low and with a quick-release hose clip for easy filling. Helpfully, its twist-lock bite valve can be secured on either side of the pack.

At 975g, the BE2 is heavier than average, but with good weight distribution and a slim profile it won’t hold you back.

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The price tag is high, but the design and implementation make it worth it.

Product Specifications


Price br_price, 5, 3, Price, EUR €150.00GBP £140.00USD $150.00
Weight br_weight, 5, 6, Weight, 975g, Array, g
Brand br_brand, 5, 10, Brand, Ergon


Bag capacity br_bagCapacity, 11, 0, Bag capacity, 6.5l, Array, l
Bladder capacity br_bladderCapacity, 11, 0, Bladder capacity, 1.5l, Array, l