The North Face Animas 12 hydration pack review

Plenty of handy features

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £80.00 RRP
The North Face Animas 12 hydration pack

Our review

Stable and ultra-comfy on the bike. Packed with plenty of handy features
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With a capacity perfect for three or four hours out in the sticks, the Animas also packs plenty of handy features without being swamped by useless gadgets. The compartments are a good size, it has a wide opening to aid rummaging and just the right amount of mesh organisers and pockets to see your tools and spares right.


We always like to see a good pair of compression straps in place to keep your pack contents under control, and the Animas has that too. The Source bladder doesn’t have a quick release (QR) hose, but with a locking bite valve and wide opening for easy fill it’s a quality alternative to the better known hydration packs. It is ultra-comfy on the bike, and very stable once the straps are cranked in.

Product Specifications


Name Animas 12 hydration pack (11)
Brand The North Face

Capacity 12
Closure Mechanism Zip
Reservoir Features High Flow Bite Valve With On-Off Locking Wide Mouth Filling Point