Shimano Unzen Hydration Pack

Discussion in 'Hydration Systems' started by kingaucho, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. kingaucho

    kingaucho Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    I've had a Camelbak Lobo for a little over 10 years now and feel like it's time to get a new hydration pack. I can get a Shimano Unzen at a pretty good discount, but have never seen one in person. Has anyone used one of those? I'm looking at U4 or U6. Thanks!
     
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  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I have not. If after you do see one and you arent quite sold, I recommend Osprey packs.
     
  3. kingaucho

    kingaucho Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    Thank you! Will do.
     
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  4. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    There is a hydration shootout in the latest issue of MBA. Unfortunately they don't test the Shimano.
     
  5. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Unzen volcano is a real killer.
     
  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I would think that they are going to be biased in their results. I hear more about Camelbak in that mag than any other pack brand.
     
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  7. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    A link....... a picture ........ something!
     
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  8. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
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  9. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Ok, ok.....

     
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  10. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    This one looks good for take-out!

    shimano-tokio-17.jpg
     
  11. siata94

    siata94 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    Once you try something similar to the Osprey mesh backpanel...
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I have a Dakine Nomad, Osprey Zealot and Camelback Volt. And the best pack is.....

    All of them!
     
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  13. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Mojo 3
    I've had two of the Shimano backpacks and really like them. I can recommend it as one of the best.
     
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    I didn't even know that Shimano made hydration packs.
    I came across the Volt and it was game over on design, comfort, compaction and space. Water is in the bottom of the pack and has held up during my superman over the bars stunts several times.
    I did a product review of it here: http://imtbtrails.com/magazine/?p=1388
    Amazon.camelback.volt_.header.jpg
     
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