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CamelBak K.U.D.U.

The list of design features that led to the CamelBak K.U.D.U. backpack’s award is as long as the brand’s own lengthy history. Based out of California, this backpack is a study in how to ventilate and how to divide compartments, right through to holding the brand’s own hydration bladder. From top to bottom, this backpack shines with Camelbak’s know-how and love for details. The Award team were particularly impressed with the oversized back protector that can be detached and worn separately; it’s even more useful when you note its two small pockets with space for ride essentials. Impeccably well made, the backpack is constructed with wisely chosen, durable materials. The CamelBak K.U.D.U. has all the trademarks of a classic already.

Weight: 1,675 g 10L (including bladder and protector) | Price: € 200 (10L), € 220 (20L)
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About the Award

The Design & Innovation Award is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. The Design & Innovation Award is more than just a title-giver or a round of applause for brands. It’s the definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts. This year once again saw select international journalists, professional test riders, and industry experts invest more than 6,000 hours of their time to partake in the DI.A process.

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