Not everyone needs a bulky three-litres waist pack crammed with features for their daily after-work ride. With the HIP POUCH 1l, EVOC offers a minimalist option for all trail essentials.
While at first glance the flat, slate-gray EVOC HIP POUCH 1L might look simple, it has a lot to offer. Thanks to the high-quality, robust material and perfect workmanship, it leaves an immediate positive impression. As the smallest, classic hip bag in EVOC’s portfolio, the HIP POUCH 1L makes almost no compromises despite its compact dimensions.
The flat main pocket has a zipper on both sides, a key ring and three vertical compartments on the rear. Here you can perfectly store all of your tools, a CO2 cartridge or an energy bar and even a small phone. Larger smartphones, however, only fit horizontally in the main compartment. On the outside, there are two additional vertical compartments, which are ideal for a minitool or CO2 cartridge – at least theoretically. Unfortunately, the edges are a bit loose and there’s a risk that the contents will fall out. An additional elastic band or Velcro fastener would solve this problem. Thus, the compartments can only be used for used wrappers or very light items, like an energy bar.
On the hip belt there are two more zipped compartments made of stretchy mesh and the same, slightly awkward adjustment system of the RACE 3l. Once you’ve set the distance from the back, the system retains it perfectly. Readjusting the straps on the go is fiddly though. Nevertheless, the HIP POUCH 1l has an excellent fit. The well-shaped, ergonomic hip fins as well as the firm rear with one bump to each side of the spine, provide stable support while efficiently separating the back from the pack’s contents.
Thanks to its stable fit and the robust construction, the EVOC HIP POUCH would have allowed for a slightly bigger main compartment without the pack losing its stability.
The EVOC HIP POUCH 1l is a solid, comfortable, no frills waist bag. The price is fair considering the robust construction and good materials. If you can cope with the flat main compartment and the slightly awkward adjustment system of the hip belt, the HIP POUCH 1L is a reliable, solid option for your daily after-work ride.
- Good comfort
- Stable fit
- Robust construction
- Double slider on the zipper
- Main compartment is quite flat
- Front pockets are loose at the top
- Fiddly adjustment system
For more information head to evocsports.com
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Words: Photos: Andreas Maschke, Christoph Bayer