Platypus Siouxon hydration pack review

Capable women-specific bag with a top hydration system

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £105.00 RRP

Our review

Wide, light and tough, if you get on with the angles, they’re great
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The most noticeable feature of this female-specific Platypus pack is its narrow dimensions. The shoulder straps are slender and sit close to the collar bones giving a snug fit. This slim design is unobtrusive and comfortable on longer rides – it’s a pack for those who don’t like to feel like they’re lugging a massive load around.

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It still has the features you’d expect from an all-mountain bag – plenty of storage, a carry system for a full-face helmet and pads, waist belt pockets and a practical magnetic sternum clip to stop your drinking hose from flapping about.

The hydration system is a winner – a detachable drinking hose means filling the pack is a doddle, with no more tubes getting in the way when trying to fill up and the big zip opener quickly and securely seals the deal.

The Siouxon pack has a conveniently slender design
The siouxon pack has a conveniently slender design: the siouxon pack has a conveniently slender design
Russell Burton

The Siouxon pack has a conveniently slender design

The bladder has been designed to distribute the water so it sits closer to the back. The large oval-shaped bite valve took a bit of getting used to and felt unnaturally big compared to others we’ve used.

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Adjustment straps kept everything in place and allowed for the necessary tweaks, although we did find the pack jumped about a bit on rougher descents, no matter how tight we made the straps.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Siouxon hydration pack (15)
Brand Platypus

Water Capacity 2