Sleek, insulated design fits perfectly under your ski parka for comfortable winter hydration on-the-go!. Ergonomic design won't interfere on the ski lift, and allows you to move freely while you shred the slopes. Over-the-shoulder tube routing puts water right where you want it. Tube and Big Bite valve are insulated to keep liquids from freezing. Closed-cell foam keeps liquids colder longer, and won't absorb perspiration. Abrasion-resistant, lightweight and durable shell protects the reservoir. Flexible reservoir delivers tremendous burst strength and is able to handle temperature extremes. Leak-proof, screw-cap closure makes reservoir easy to fill, and is large enough for adding ice cubes.
a Weekend Warrior
from Baltimore, MD
Date Reviewed: June 17, 2007
Strengths: I've been using this for 4 or 5 years and have never really had to clean it; no mold, no bad taste. I've never run out of water while participating in snow sports. It hugs my body and I can barely tell it is there.
Weaknesses: This is not a good pack for mountain biking because there are no pockets to stash things in, it hugs the body and makes me sweat too much, and I've run out of water on several big rides and I plan to get a larger pack soon.
This was designed for snow sports and it serves that purpose well, but don't try to use it for any real mountain biking.
Weaknesses: The orange fabric they use on the inside face rubbed off on a soft shell jacket, ruining it. They have taken 5 weeks to replace it. Far too long, and customer service is the most incompetent I have seen. Do not buy this unless you don't care about your clothes.
Camelbak needs to improve their research and design.