I’m looking to get a camelback or something similar for holding water, tools, first aid, etc… and to serve as back protection in the event of a crash. I’ve never used a hydration pack before and I don’t usually find myself needing massive amounts of fluids when out riding. I generally don’t ride for more than an hour at a time and haven’t found I need much more than a liter between start and finish. There have been times however where I’ve been sweating profusely and would have loved having something to drink. I’m not sure if having more capacity is a good thing or if it just means more space for water to slosh around and throw me off balance.
I’m just curious what’s worked well for the rest of you and what hasn’t.