Camelbak Rogue Water Carrier

4.27/5 (86 Reviews)
MSRP : $65.00


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Product Description

Carry the fluids you need for a two-plus hour ride with the CamelBak Rogue Hydration Backpack. This streamlined pack features the new Antidote reservoir, which includes baffles in the body that allow the reservoir to maintain a low profile when full, and a lightweight, quick-seal cap that can be accessed without having to pull the reservoir out of the pack. The Rogue holds two liters of water, a bike mini-pump, tools, and an energy bar, while an external zip pocket holds your keys. The new Air Channel back panel and mesh harness increases airflow so you stay comfortable as you pedal away the miles.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mtbnoobadam a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2012

Strengths:    Tough materials, enough storage for shorter rides and comfortable

Weaknesses:    Only holds enough water and supplies for shorter rides and it could benefit from a waist strap

Bottom Line:   
A good pack for shorter rides. It's durable and comfortable.

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Favorite Trail:   1-9er

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   academy

Bike Setup:   2010 Gt Avalanche 1.0

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by systalik a Weekend Warrior from Olathe, Kansas, United States

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2012

Strengths:    good durable camelbak with enough water to get you through short-medium length rides. large fill port with twisting cap makes the bladder extremely easy to fill and it is just beneath a flap so you don't have to take the bladder out to fill it. This camelbak has repeatedly proven to be tough, I have landed a few times on my back on anything from dirt to rock garden and do not have any tears, broken seams, or leaks in the bladder

Weaknesses:    storage space, has enough space for wallet phone and spare tube. i have to keep my pump in one of the mesh pockets on the outside of the pack using the compression straps to keep it in place. the pump hasn't fallen out yet but doesn't feel or seem very secure and i am always checking to make sure i still have it

Bottom Line:   
this is a good hydration pack if you are looking for something for a short ride if you don't need to carry much with you

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   BikeSource

Similar Products Used:   generic coleman hydration pack


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hill-Pumper a Cross Country Rider from Willamete Valley OR

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2011

Strengths:    Light, good for short trips

Weaknesses:    Storage,lack of bottom strap

Bottom Line:   
Granted, this pack is designed for short trips, but it still could use more storage. When I ride, I like to have a multi-tool, a mini pump, several CO2 cartridges, a tube, which fills one compartment. The other compartment is filled with a my wallet, cell phone, and keys. If you want more then that, forget it. Even a small camera will not fit with a full water reservoir. Also, there is no waist strap, which cause it slap your back over bumps. It does not hurt or anything, but is just annoying. In its defense, it has been a good durable pack even after a few good hard crashes. It has served its purpose, I just need a little more storage for what I really want to carry.

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Favorite Trail:   Cuffed

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Peak Sports

Similar Products Used:   None yet

Bike Setup:   Does not apply to this item.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JBadiner a Cross Country Rider from Plainwell, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2008

Strengths:    Perfect for that 2 hour ride. Carries all I need on the loop. Plenty of water and holds my phone/keys/multi-tool with more room for a snack if I needed it.

Weaknesses:    None, other than a sweaty back if you take it off and put it back on. Same as any other pack.

Bottom Line:   
This is the perfect size for those shorter rides. If you were going on a day trip, you might want more than 70oz, but this works for me. I recommend it!

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Custer

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   None...

Bike Setup:   KHS 904 Team, Full XTR, SID Worldcup, Fox RP3, WTB Weirwolf Tubless

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Peoria, IL USA

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2008

Strengths:    Simply put, it does what it's supposed to do. I wanted a pack that was simple, easy to use and aerodynamic. It is all that plus it has been very durable. I've used my Rogue for over 6 years and the thing is still solid....and I do a lot of riding and use it on my road bike as well as my mountain bike. I've had to replace the resevoir once and the bite valve twice in that time span. If I know I'm going on a ride longer than 2 hours I'll take an extra water bottle or have a spot or two where I know I can refill. This pack has been exactly what I was expecting.

Weaknesses:    I "would" say the storage capacity but I can't really do that when I knew exactly what the capacity was when I bought it. If I wanted more capacity either for storage or for the bladder, I would have gotten a different pack. So, really I have no complaints.

Bottom Line:   
When I purchased this pack I knew exactly what I was getting. All the details were spelled out for me. If I find my storage a little limited then I improvise. Wearing a jersey with pockets is always an option...as is mounting a bottle cage and carrying an extra bottle. I find it equallly useful on my mountain bike or my road bike. Until it falls apart or gets trashed in a crash I will continue to use it. I couldn't be happier with the value and performance of the Rogue. Kudos to CamelBack for a great hydration pack!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   performancebike.com

Similar Products Used:   Platypus 70 oz pack

Bike Setup:   '05 Cannondale F1000

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gregg a Cross Country Rider from Riverside

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2007

Strengths:    Durablity, easy to refill/clean, light

Weaknesses:    Too small

Bottom Line:   
To me it seems that if you are going to use a Camelback, it is going to be a long ride. In which case you need to carry not only plenty of water, but also plenty of stuff(food, tubes, pumps, etc). Otherwise you could go with a water bottle and a seat bag. This bag doesnt carry enough water for a three hour ride in warm weather. I can get by if I also bring a water bottle though. The storage capacity of this thing is also very weak. It can barely hold my multi tool, tube and pump, let alone the food, camera, wallet, phone and such that I would usually like to take on a three hour tour. Howerever, when I am riding my freeride bike, which doesnt have a water bottle cage, this pack works pretty well (I'll usually just take my phone and multitool). In all, if you take long rides, definitely go with the mule. This is good if you take short rides and you dont mind a pack being strapped to your back.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   MULE

Bike Setup:   05 cannondale jekyll, 07 specialized sx trail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Drew Cheung from Toronto

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2007

Strengths:    Simple, minimal extraneous stuff, good storage design

Weaknesses:    the elastics around the mesh pockets may stretch, making it insecure. im always worred about a branch catching my exposed pump and ripping it out of the mesh pocket.

Bottom Line:   
Great for 1-2 hour rides (I drink a moderate amount). It's light, very easy to fill, and looks great. The zipper compartment easily holds a tube and tools or a cell phone and some clif bars. There is another larger pocket flanked by two mesh pockets as well, but they are open. The larger pocket is 'closed' when you snap the bladder cover into place, so its a good place for holding larger items. The mesh pockets can hold a pump, etc.

Holds 2L, which is perfect for me. My rides dont last that long, but when they do its not that hard to stop and refill it. The straps are easily adjustable and come with a neat velcro strap that holds the excess strap in a rolled up ball so it wont get in your way. The contact surface is padded with about an inch of foam, and is meshed so it dries easily. I've used this thing as a pillow on overnight trips, and its saved my back many times after going over the bars.

Good buy!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   04 stumpjumper fsr, avid bb7s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Cho a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2006

Strengths:    Cheaper and lighter than the M.U.L.E with 70oz rather than 100oz. But the pack is fillable from the outside you just unclip the top flap. It's the absolutely perfect hydration pack for people who don't need to carry everything with them. There are two zipper compartments and one elastic pouch that'll fit a couple energy bars, cell phone, keys, mini pump, multi-tool, tubes, etc.

This pack looks good, keeps you hydrated, and is very comfortable. I managed to get this one for sale at ebags for $24 which is a steal, but wouldn't have minded paying $50 for it.


Weaknesses:    None.

I had the 6" Topeak MT MasterBlaster pump and decided to return it for the Turbo Morph pump, which is a lot larger. At that point I was regretting this purchase and thought i'd have to get the M.U.L.E as well. But I was pleasantly surprised that I could fit the pump inside the bag next to the reservoir.


Bottom Line:   
Completely beyond satisfied with this pack. If you're a hardcore XC rider who goes out for 4+ hours often I recommend getting a 100oz pack. But for everyone else who packs fairly light this is the perfect choice.

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Favorite Trail:   National

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   ebags.com

Similar Products Used:   M.U.L.E, Hydropak, Classic, Hawg, & various other brand hydration packs.

Bike Setup:   05' Kona Unit

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jacob from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2006

Strengths:    More water than carrying bottles. Gives you room for some basic gear.

Weaknesses:    Not a lot of space at all. I had to by a seat bag for extra space.

Bottom Line:   
It is probably a better value for roadies than mountain bikers. It carries 70 oz of water wich means in a 3 hour ride i go through a bladder and a half of liquid. So i have to stop to refil but the refil is super easy. It only has enough space for a tube, pump, tool and cell phone. Only the tool and cell phone can be stored in the zippered pocket and you can fit a wallet in the mesh pocket ontop of the resovior. The tube and pump have to be placed on the outside and sinched down using the strap. Its a good value but if you mountain bike you should at least by a mule or biger. I will be buying a mule before the summer season starts

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Favorite Trail:   North park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Bike Setup:   03 rockhopper fsr xc (specialized)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Winters a Cross Country Rider from Appleton, WI USA

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2005

Strengths:    Dries quickly and thoroughly.
Stops discoloration and growth of bacteria.
Extends reservoir life.


Weaknesses:    Uses electricity

Bottom Line:   
Much better than traditional spreader/hanger.

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Favorite Trail:   Sunny Valley Nature Preserve, CT

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   www.Windpipeonline.com

Similar Products Used:   Camelbak reservoir dryer

Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude, full XTR
Klein Top Gun, XT
Specialized FSR, XT
Miyata mountain tandem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2005

Strengths:    quality, simplicity, functiobility.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this bag has held-up to some of the worst treatment imaginable. Has only been repaired (received a few personal stiches) once. best christmas present to date...
I have landed on my back snowboarding and biking with this pack so hard i was WAITING for the cold to run down my back. Lots of flaming terds for this masterpeice.

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Favorite Trail:   bed frame

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   mule

Bike Setup:   bighit, holzfeller, marz, fox

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Gomez a Weekend Warrior from Norwalk,CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2005

Strengths:    Holds more than enough water, small, can carry what I need.

Weaknesses:    Not a good pack if you want to carry a lot of stuff.

Bottom Line:   
this pack is great for someone who doesn't want to carry a lot of weight or other peoples stuff. It has just enough room for your more important things like bike tool, wallet, keys, extra toob. If you carry a lot of stuff on your rides don't buy this pack, otherwise it's great. I highly recomend this pack.

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Favorite Trail:   Unal Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   big 5

Bike Setup:   trek 4300

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Opie a Weekend Warrior from Indianapolis, IN, USA!!!

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2005

Strengths:    comfort, stability, keeps stuff cool especially with ice!

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
bottom line is that it does exactly what youd expect. for everyone experiencing leaks or whatever - u must be doing something wrong or have a defective pack. This thin has been flawless after many rides. Ive fallen on this thing lots of times just to have it cushion my back from any blows - still no leaks! Stays very secure on your body. Yea your back may sweat but if u are worried about that - why mt. bike??? :) buy it youll love it.

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Favorite Trail:   psychadelic ones

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Galyans

Similar Products Used:   bottles

Bike Setup:   who cares?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by charlie diebolt a Weekend Warrior from somewhere over the rainbow

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2004

Strengths:    holds lots of water, hase a small pouch for caring items

Weaknesses:    pump port is pretty dumb

Bottom Line:   
good for all around use epics, shorts, commuting, skiing even hardcore playstationing(just kidding) great balence between wieght, water and cargo buy it if you are tirred of losing waterbottles or reaching down to pick it up and crashing buy it

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Favorite Trail:   moon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $43.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   waterbottle

Bike Setup:   stock P.2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James DiLorenzo a Cross Country Rider from Rochester, NY

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2004

Strengths:    Light Weight
Compact
Forces me to only carry essentials
Build quality


Weaknesses:    May be too small
Probably will have to purchase a MULE or HAWG for longer rides


Bottom Line:   
Great hydration unit for the money. Great value for the money. Buy this for shorter rides, or if you don't drink too much. Don't buy this if you like carry other peoples stuff, buy this if you DONT want to carry other people's stuff.

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Favorite Trail:   Tryon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Gaylan's

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse Warrior Disc, Marz MZ Comp, Deore, SRAM, ATV

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