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#4 out of 103 Hydration Packs
Brand: Camelbak



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  • macr88
    *****

    This pack has tons of storage and is great for long rides. It also looks great (pretty much all black). The zippers are high quality and the phone storage is easily accessible from the top and is big enough for my 6

    Pros
    Storage, quality & fit

    Cons
    none yet

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  • Chris Ward
    *****

    I highly recommend this hydration pack. It has worked great for everything I need and I carry quite a bit of equipment with me for long rides. I have completed a few 6 to 8 hour rides and my back is still dry when I finish up for the day. While riding I honestly forget I'm wearing it.

    Pros
    Tons of storage, durable, does not move around, carries plenty of water, has a rain cover, has a dedicated spot for cell phone or iPod, zippers are great quality, spot to hang keys.

    Cons
    Although there is plenty of storage, it would have been nice to have a dedicated tool bag or storage area.

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  • kEnwEisEr
    ****

    I ride in GA & in the summer, so having lots of water is always good. The backing help with airflow some. So instead of my whole back being sweaty, now it's just the contact points. I would definitely recommend this pack to anyone who isn't doing an all day ride but still wants the space to carry a bunch of H2O and some trail tools.

    Pros
    Large H2O Volume
    Built-in Rain Cover is not bulky and is out of the way when not in use.
    Back is designed to help air flow.
    Plenty of expandable pockets for longer rides.

    Cons
    The curve of the back makes it hard to fit other items in the large pocket.
    Storage is limited when the water reservoir is full.
    Might be to small if you need an additional jacket or change of clothes.

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  • chetatkinsdiet
    *****

    What's not to like about this one? It does what it's supposed to. It's the benchmark for all others.

    Pros
    Very well thought out pack.
    Storage
    Size

    Cons
    None

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  • Nathanael Orona
    *****

    I have recommended this bag to tons of people. Never thought I'd need the rain cover but when I had a wet weekend race I was so glad it had one.

    Pros
    Plenty of storage
    Very large reservoir
    Built in rain cover

    Cons
    Can be somewhat difficult to insert the reservoir into the bag. There is very little clearance for it in the reservoir pocket

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  • RyanWilliams
    ****

    Yes, but might want to pick larger depending on needs.

    Pros
    Carries a ton of water.
    Great design
    Rain guard is nice in the northwest.

    Cons
    Sometime full water makes it difficult to pack other items.
    Reflective decals wear off easy

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  • jtorlando25
    ****

    I only gave it a 4 because some of the compartments are awkward to access and it gets bouncy when not really tight to your body. Otherwise, this is an awesome pack that holds a ton of water and gear.

    Pros
    -Comfy
    -Sufficient amount of space to carry tools and spares
    -3 liters of water is a lot
    -Can store your helmet in the back compartment
    -Soft lined pocket for cell phone or sunglasses

    Cons
    -Can get bouncy if the straps around your body aren't super tight
    -Some of the storage compartments are awkward to access

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  • conspearasea
    *****

    Very comfortable, I forget it's even on my back when riding. Never in the way or uncomfortable whether you're speeding along singletrack or hitting jumps and drops. Very good purchase for me.

    Pros
    Comfortable, tons of storage space, has hidden rain cover, plenty of capacity for longer rides.

    Cons
    Nothing for me, for races a smaller pack would be better.

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter
    *****

    I really like this pack. The "organizer" in the middle pocket is perfect for holding small tools/parts. The large storage pocket holds a decent amount of stuff also (maybe too much?) I carry bug spray and sunscreen in the open section, makes it easy to get to for re-applying during long rides. My only complaint is the bite valve. The on/off switch seemed cheap and flimsy. I replaced it with an older model bite valve as soon as I got the pack.

    Pros
    100 oz reservoir, phone compartment, large storage pocket, medium pocket has an organizer in it

    Cons
    90 degree on/off bite valve

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  • jkey6
    *****

    I took a pretty big tumble with this on my back with my SLR camera inside of it and my camera was completely fine despite me rolling over on rocks. I was impressed. More than enough room for tools and water.

    Pros
    Large capacity, looks good, tough, hydration tube is not awkward

    Cons
    Can get heavy if you load it up, not really sure why the middle pocket (between the large and small main compartments) is open instead of having some sort of buckle/strap

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  • Gronckle
    *****

    Comfortable, dependable, adjustable - Perfect pack for the longer rides. Carry plenty of water, gear, whatever you need.

    Pros
    Huge capacity, lots of room for gear, sits comfortably and securely. Lower strap keeps it secure on rough spots Now I run out of legs before i run out of water!

    Cons
    Can be a tad heavy when fully filled an loaded with gear.

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  • RoadWarrior
    *****

    Very versatile, I own several packs both larger and smaller. Now I use this one 90% of the time. If you can only get one pack, get this one.

    Pros
    Large enough for a day long ride. 4 straps on the outside cinch down tight when the load is small. All storage is well organized. The built in rain cover really works, been through a few frog drowning storms, and every thing stayed dry.

    Cons
    The N.V.I.S. makes the pack heavier, and takes up storage space, but is removable.

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  • AK_Dan
    *****

    Seeing this pack in the store I was intrigued by the NVIS design but the overall size of the pack kept me from purchasing it. When I bought the original MULE pack a little over a year ago I thought; ‘this is as big as I ever want a bike hydration pack.’ And it is really, I got to really like how well the old one fit and rode right in the center of my back. However even with the airflow design it would eventually end up being just a sweat soaked foam pad sticking to my back regardless of what type of jersey I wore. Then the gear store put the NV on sale for %20 off- Sold.
    It is larger than I would like and a little heavier than the old one but nothing I wont get used too. First thing I did was modify the 90 degree, cable grabbing, get hooked on everything, fishhook shaped mouthpiece back to the old straight style. On the inaugural ride today I chose a trail that had a lot of pack-a-bike to work up a good sweat. I could really feel the breeze through the pack on the subsequent downhill run. The ride of it was nice and even during an emergency quick dismount(crash) the pack never felt like it was attacking me or trying to climb up over my head. Im sure that built in rain cover will come in really handy at some point, and the over sized mesh stretch helmet pocket on the outside may just be big enough to carry my SLR camera. It is still a pack on your back that will gather sweat but until we get the solar powered, air conditioned units this is about as good as it gets.

    Pros
    Large, dependable Camelbak quality construction, very adjustable for a good fit, Built in rain cover (see photo), Larger outside mesh pocket than its predecessor.

    Cons
    Large, like all hydration packs once you fill the bladder you loose quite a bit of the pack capacity (maybe a good thing).

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  • joetutt
    *****

    The biggest thing with this pack is comfort. It's so customizable, you can really dial it in to fit perfect. The NVIS back panel really does work. It allows air to get in between the pack and your back and keep you cooler for sure. There's plenty of storage for your necessities, including a phone/mp3 player compartment with easy access and waterproof zipper. I'm use to a 70 oz reservoir so it was noticeably heavier when the 100oz reservoir was full. Once again super comfortable...forgot it was there!

    Pros
    Very Comfortable, NVIS Back Panel, Good Storage, Lightweight, Customize fit...

    Cons
    Like most hydration packs, not easy to put reservoir in while pack is loaded

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