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Backpack Guide

A good backpack should make you forget you’re carrying extra luggage. Depending on your plans and preferences, ION offers backpack models of different sizes, with or without protection and hydration systems.


Do I need a backpack for mountain biking?

If you are going for long tours or want to pack drinks, food, and other equipment you should consider getting a backpack for your biking trips. The backpack will distribute loads evenly on your back and will make carrying all this extra stuff a pleasant experience. If you want to bring just water and some smaller tools, a hip bag may already be sufficient for you. Lightweight backpacks with up to 8L of storage offer additional space for jackets or extra layers. On enduro tours, we recommend choosing a backpack with back protection. That makes wearing protection vests unnecessary. On top, you can bring all the things you need to remote locations, from weather protection to tools, maps, snacks, and spare parts.


Functional and lightweight but enough space to take tools, snacks, hydration, and all the essentials with you – the Traze backpacks or hip bags are ideal for your all-day adventures and uphills.


. Breahable materials
. Ergonomic fit
. Option to store drinking bladder

Bags with hydration system

Villain 8 / 900 black

Villain 8

€ 99,95

Smart storage

Hipbag Traze 1 / 191 thunder grey Hipbag Traze 1

Hipbag Traze 1

€ 54,95
Hipbag Traze 3 / 900 black Hipbag Traze 3 Hipbag Traze 3

Hipbag Traze 3

€ 69,95

Scrub | Enduro

Especially for rough downhills and technical, steep trails body armor is often necessary. The Scrub Backpack has an integrated SAS-Tec protection plate, making extra layers obsolete. The Scrub Backpack offers a lot of storage, an anatomical fit, and even an integrated sleeve for your e-bike battery.

Scrub 14 / 900 black

Scrub 14

€ 159,95

Which backpack size should I choose?

Backpacks come in different sizes according to body height. That is only relevant for backpacks that cover your entire back (hip bags come in one size). Additionally, you will find the volume of the backpack given in liters. 14L is enough for a day pack size, while 1-3L will provide space for the essentials.


SizeBody Height
S/M150 - 170 cm
M/L170 - 195 cm



How do I care for my backpack?

Most of the time it is enough to brush off dirt with a soft brush or damp cloth. For deeper cleaning please follow the instructions below:


Need more gear? Check out our product guides for mountainbike protection, shoes and gloves.