For access to all of our training, gear, and race coverage, plus exclusive training plans, FinisherPix photos, event discounts, and GPS apps, sign up for Outside+.
The Draw: Feature-Rich Hydration Package
XLAB’s Torpedo Kompact 500 is one of the most feature-dense products we have come across. The system includes everything needed to get set up using a between-the-arms hydration system, right down to an insulated water bottle. Another much-appreciated inclusion is an integrated Garmin-compatible computer mount, which places a head unit in perfect position to keep an eye on ride data. The XLAB Raptor carbon bottle cage held our bottles securely during testing, and the entire system mounts using XLAB’s SecureClip Velcro attachments, which include only one loop of Velcro per extension. Considering how easy the system is to install, it is remarkably solid and holds in place perfectly, even while riding on rough roads.
*Best in Class*
Review by Geoffrey Nenninger