Reviewed by LVira from Virginia on Friday, March 20, 2015
Exactly the right amount for a day hike. The only problem I had was that when I opened the box, it looked like it had been a returned item. Not sure if the description said anything about that. The should straps were dirty in places like it had been tried on. The reservoir did not look like it had been used, so that is good. Otherwise, great purchase, good quality, quick shipping and good price.
Reviewed by Laura from Georgia on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This pack is lightweight and carries the perfect amount of water for a day outside. The drinking nozzle zips into the strap so that it stays clean. The fit is close to the body so it is easy to wear when you are doing activities with a lot of movement. I recently wore it on an all day multi-pitch climb and I often forgot it was there!
Reviewed by Dog Mom from Leona Valley,CA on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I really liked the fit, the streamlined style and the size. I'm very small chested and could not crank the top strap down enough to keep it as stable as I'd like. I'll probably just add another strap to fix the issue though. Really comfy.
Reviewed by Ashadowdncr from Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For an obstacle course racer, this is an awesome hydration pack, compact it allows you to get over and under obstacles with not getting caught or having to be removed. It is very comfortable (even for fat people, I know...I am fat) and adjusts easily. I only wish the small pocket was a little larger, but I am thankful it is otherwise perfect for what I need it for.
Reviewed by Ellopoppet from Washington, DC on Thursday, August 30, 2012
Even though this was designed for cold weather I purchased it to cycle in the summer because of the insulation. It does a great job of keeping my water cold through my entire ride. I like the extra pocket that gives me a place to put keys, identification, phone. If you want to carry a lot of extras with you this is not the CamelBak for you but if you just need a few items, it is perfect. Filling it is awkward because of the way the bladder opening faces but it's not a dealbreaker. I would buy it again.
Best Uses: Bicycling
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Comfortable, Good Water Flow, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Stable
Reviewed by Hiker Mom from Louisville, KY on Saturday, August 28, 2010
Somehow I missed the fact that this was designed not to freeze. I doubt I will ever need to worry about that. The extra insulation keeps my water colder so that is great for me. Other reviewers complained about the lack of space, but I had room for some trail bars, my phone and keys. I am not sure what else you might need for a day hike, but I had room left. The adjuster straps from the shoulders are quite long. I have decided to make them into a waist strap by connecting an adjustable buckle and connecting them.
Best Uses: Day Hikes, Light Loads
Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Lightweight