Mountain bikers will rejoice with one of Platypus’ new Tokul backpacks strapped on for the next epic ride. The minimalist Tokul XC 3.0 (shown, $69.95) offers a 2-liter hydration reservoir and just enough extra room for a snack and basic trailside triage tools. For fat-tire riders with greater ambitions, the Tokul Xc 8.0 ($89.95) gives 3 liters of hydration and enough gear capacity and organization to carry everything needed for a long day on the trail.
Outdoors editor Roddy Scheer calls out his favorite new gear from local outfitters.
| April 2013