Camelbak Octane XC Hydration Review

5.00 out of 5
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April 3, 2016
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Carrying capacity, durability, comfortable.

Cons: Baggy, doesn't breathe well

Recommendation: I bought this to have a larger alternative to my Camelbak Rogue which was lost/stolen so the Octane became my main bag. It can carry everything I need, first aid kit, tubes, and snacks. It's a little baggy if not packed full of gear.

May 30, 2014
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Ultra-light, comfortable, spacious

Cons: None

Recommendation: The lightest backpack you'll ever find. Despite its light material backpack is tough and durable. Very comfortable and useful when on all-day epic ride, hike or skiing trip. Only one thing is when filled with ice-cold water I can feel a chill on my back. Doesn't stop me from rating it 5 star.

October 22, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Expandable
Reflective Material
Brightly Colored.
Lots of Pockets
Easy to Fit
Holds lots of water

Cons: Needs internal pockets for organization

Recommendation: This pack can carry anything you need. I carry probably more medical supplies than necessary but I am a trained person so I always feel like I can help someone if needed. I carry enough supplies to pretty much fix any problem on the trail. That's with 100 oz of water. And I hardly notice it's on my back. But, I hike the Appalachian Trail for a job, so that doesn't matter. Great Pack, highly recommended.

August 27, 2009
Pros: Great size and hugs the body great without the 'backpack' feel.

Cons: None. This does exactly what you would expect it yo.

Recommendation: The smaller version of the Octane 16+ for me is much more suited for those after work and 3-4 hour bike trips. It had great side pockets around your hips for quick access to your energy gels or what you need at hand. Storage in the big pocket has enough room for trail medkit, car keys, cell phone, etc. Overall this is a great day excursion hydration pack.

September 29, 2008
Pros: Super lightweight. Sung fit. just enough to hold your folding tools and patch kit, first aid and food.

Cons: Only good for short rides

Recommendation: Tight fitting minimalistic bag, great for just the essentials.

September 29, 2008
Pros: Expandable, great support, 100 oz capacity. Rugged construction

Cons: It could use a split compartment in the main cargo area

Recommendation: Awsome bag fits great and does not move once you set it up..I love the idea that it is expanable when you go for those really long rides and need extra gear.