- K.U.D.U. Protector 20 100 oz Hydration Pack
Rooted in big mountain adventure and designed for the hardcore Enduro, FreeRide and back country pioneers, the K.U.D.U.™ Protector 20 is the ultimate hydration and protection pack. The full back CE Level II protector panel helps absorb impact in a crash for those who want to go big but still make it home. Bring everything you need and then some in the huge 17-liter cargo pack, or zip the cargo pack off entirely for minimal rides requiring just hydration and protection. The 3-liter Crux™ reservoir can fuel the longest of adventures and the load-bearing hip belt keeps essentials within reach. Thoughtful design allows you to stow and secure a full-face helmet and armor while not in use and a bike tool organizer roll keeps tools handy for quick repairs and gear adjustments. Size options even make it easier to find the perfect fit, since rarely does bigger mean braver.
- 3L CRUX™ Reservoir: Faster flow rate powers longer adventures
- Full Back CE Level II Protector: Helps absorb impact in a crash
- Zip Off Cargo Pack: Protector can be worn with out without cargo pack
- Removable Bike Tool Organizer Roll: Stash your CO2 cartridges, patch kits and more, roll it up and tuck it away
- Integrated High Visibility Rain Cover: Shield your pack and gear from inclement weather
- Helmet and Armor Carry: Stow and secure a full-face helmet, knee and elbow pads
- Load-Bearing Hip Belt with Cargo Pockets: Wide waist belt optimizes fit and keeps essentials close at hand
Collection: Mountain Bike Impact Protector™
Activity: Mountain Biking
Hydration Capacity: 3L/100 oz
Hydration Type: CRUX™ Reservoir with Quicklink™ System
BPA/BPS/BPF Free: Yes
Quick Link Disconnect: Yes
Gear Capacity: 17L/1030 cu in
Pack Weight: 1.6 kg/3lb 8oz
Dimensions: 50 x 30 x 25 cm / 20.9 x 11.8 x 9.8 in
Fits torso: Size S/M 38-48 cm/ 15-19 in | Size M/L 43-53 cm/17-21 in
Accessories Included: Bike Tool Organizer
Number of exterior pockets: 7
CE Level II Protection
The full back CE Level II protector helps absorb impact in a crash and helps protect against minor injuries.
Dual Sternum Straps
The dual adjustable sternum straps hold your pack and back protection in place over bumpy terrain.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maciej from 7 months use impressions , mini review I've been using it for 7 months now. Not only for big rides or in trail centers but also for short 2-3hour rides. I think the best thing is I don't feel the backpack while I am riding. Corners, steep stuff, jumps, nothing matters. In my opinion the belt do the job. Strong material, comfortable. I am quite big guy (200pounds) and I don't feel pressure on by back. You can find lighest ones in the market but I am sure nothing gonna fit that well. Price is high even with some discount but this is pack for years. I crash with them couple times, backpack didnt move and carry a impact. Can't wait for test it on some long multiday adventure.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sevy from Big, burly and capable. I've had my share of big packs before from many brands and this is one of the very best. Plenty of room, I love the sliding double chest straps and the carrying capacity, but the very best part is the new waistband! The velcro and added width really takes the weight off your shoulders and improves overall comfort. The removable "Enduro" padding can double as a SAM Splint for first aid scenarios. Here's what I carry in my original KUDU 18 https://www.adventure-journal.com/2015/10/whats-in-a-mountain-bike-guides-pack/ and I stuff even more in this baby. No it's not light, but when you're going for the long haul and want to have the room for it all, this is the go to Guide pack. Just ask any Western Spirit Cycling guide for the past two seasons.
Date published: 2019-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by Thepdxkid from Heavy, sturdy, secure This is the first hydration pack I've purchased in about 8 years. It's replacing an old Dakine Nomad which has been an ok bag. I wore this on two rides for a combined 3 hours. Right off the bat, something was poking me in the back. I thought I had a splinter or sticker on my shirt, it was really uncomfortable. At the end of the 2nd ride, I noticed that the mesh back panel edge was sticking out beyond the main seam that runs down the back panel. It was these mesh fibers that were poking me in the back, about a 5" long section on one side. I returned the bag and am hoping that the replacement I get doesn't have this problem. The bag carried a lot better than my Dakine over rough terrain. It doesn't bounce around. It's worth noting that there are two chest straps and a "kidney belt" velcro belt and buckle. The bag feels snug and secure when on. There are enough pockets to keep stuff organized. I like to bring a load of tools and spares on some rides, in addition to lots of food and an additional layer. And water for the dogs. This bag is big enough for everything that I like to carry, without being too big. I can't attest to the heat it may add, since I was riding in temps in the 50s. I almost always wear a bag when riding and I do a lot of backpacking so I don't think that I'm as sensitive to the heat that wearing a bag brings. I'm the type of guy who scrutinizes nearly every product I buy, reading multiple reviews and going to stores to physically try stuff out before purchasing. Having said that, I still think that this is one of the best bags for my needs. Since nothing is perfect though, here are my critiques. Manufacturing issue notwithstanding. 4 main negatives are- 1. the chest straps can't be moved down very far, so bigger riders may find that they're too high. I'm 6'1 195 lbs and the M/L fits me well. 2. the hydration tube retention clip seems to be only right side, it can't be moved to the left side. I had my old bag setup so that it was on the left and it will take some getting used to having it on the right. 3. weight- this bag is HEAVY empty, like other reviewers have said. I'd like to think that this is because it's durable. 4. price- this bag is stupid expensive, but not as much as EVOC, which I was tempted to buy. All in all, this bag is a huge improvement over my old Dakine Nomad, I'm just hoping that my replacement bag doesn't poke me in the back.
Date published: 2019-01-17