CamelBak Transalp Water Carrier

CamelBak Transalp Water Carrier 

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Camelbak Transalp

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 08, 2002]
Joel
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Durable, roomy, has a raincover that stows, typical CamelBak quality

Weakness:

A bit pricey. So much room that you find yourself taking more stuff than what you actually need...OR...your buddies think that since you have the room, YOU can carry their extra stuff...

Expensive, but well worth it...no more strapping everything to the OUTSIDE of my mule...a must have for those epic's...

Similar Products Used:

CamelBak, original, Pakster (remember those?), and Mule

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 11, 2001]
Steve
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Plenty of pockets and several ways to adjust the straps. The rain cover is a great bonus.

Weakness:

Even when the straps are fully extended, inside pocket access is a little tight.

A great pack redesigned for 2001. I can put everything I need in this pack for a day ride or use it on a long hike. It's very versitile and comfortable. I don't know what the previous design was but the shoulder straps are contoured, the pack is padded against your back and it has an outer zippered pocket for quick access to an energy bar or your keys. I wanted a pack that is multi-purpose and this one does it all.

Similar Products Used:

Camelback Flash-Flow

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 14, 2000]
Kevin
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

lots o space, durable, nice padding, rain cover

Weakness:

can't they design a better way to put the bladder back in while the pack is full! It is a bit on the heavy side. several lbs before you even put anything in it.

Just used this pack on an almost through trip of the Colorado Trail on bikes. Had it on my back for 8 days, 12-13 hours a day. Pack is as comfortable as can be expected for it's type. Built in rain cover is an awsome feature, it fits well and was used many times. Mesh shoe pockets work well. Compression straps hold everything tight in place.

Great pack for LONG day rides or multi-day trips if used in conjunction with a rack of some kind (Delta Postporter NOT recommended...see reviews)

Similar Products Used:

many different Camelbaks

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 15, 2000]
Brian
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

huge 1500 cubic inch storage capacity
strong and very durable construction (durable=heavy)
external mesh pockets that securely hold helmet and shoes
enough straps to tighten anything... or tie anything to the outside of the pack
integrated raincover that works
detachable reflective strips
seperate compartment (inside the big one) for wet cloths storage that cinchs tight

Weakness:

not much i can complain about really, i could say its heavy... but it needs to be to be this durable and you don't feel the weight once its on your back, i could say the straps are to long and the extras dangle but you can easily tuck them into one of the mesh pockets and you never know when you will all that length for something.
only thing that would be nice is if it had one or two more small zippered compartments on the outside... not that there isn't enought storage - it just takes a minute to search through everything to find what you need sometimes

I use this pack every day for commuting in all weather, and it hasn't let me down... i can definately reccomend this product. my shoes are held tightly in the mesh pockets by two straps and covered by the rain cover to keep them dry.

Similar Products Used:

regular backpacks

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 27, 2000]
Murph
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Large, carries more than one bladder, great compression system, very comfortable.

Weakness:

Large; so big that you may not be able to find stuff in it. The old backpacking technique of using stuff sacks to keep organized helps.

This is a great pack for those epic or bad weather rides. I used it throughout this past winter and on the Commando Run from Vail Pass last week. Since I have been snowed on during this summer ride before I decided to be prepared for anything this time. I couldn't believe how heavy the Trans-Alp was, but once a strapped it on it felt like my Mule. The compression system tighten is everything to the point where you don't feel the weight even when bouncing around on tight single track. The Trans-Alp also works great for commuting or lugging that DH armor to the top of a climb.

If you are looking for a large "day" pack that you can use for mountain biking, skiing, snow boarding, hiking, etc., definitely take a look at the Trans-Alp.

Similar Products Used:

North Face Out of Bounds pack.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 16, 2000]
Kim
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Holds tons of water, you'll never run out!
Lots of storage space
incredibly sturdy, great in the rain, doesn't slosh around

Weakness:

straps are a little uncomfortable, I hear 2000 model is better
the pack is not very lightweight

It's an amazing pack for hiking!!! I love it!! It's endured 10 days of hut to hut trekking in the Swiss Alps, weekly day hikes in the desert and mountains. It's one of the best investments I've made. The pack itself could be a little more lightweight and the straps are a little annoying. All in all it is fantastic. It holds 2 days of clothes, a light jacket, lunch, 100 oz. of water, tools, a camera, etc. etc. IT NEVER LEAKS! Through a full year of use it still looks like new. The little rain cover really works. My pack stayed completely dry through a downpour. Aardvarkcycles.com seems to have the best prices
on all Camelbak stuff plus free shipping!

Similar Products Used:

regular back packs
water bottles

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 13, 1999]
???
Racer

Strength:

Big bladder
lots of room
looks good
straps up tight

Weakness:

NONE!!!

This bag is awesome. It holds a ton of H2O, cargo, or both. It straps on real tight, so you can still leap over downed trees and what not without it flopping around. The straps have plenty of padding in my opinion. Also, I cinch it up as tight as possible, and the straps have never forced water out of the bladder. It even has a cool looking yellow rain gaurd that is sewn into the bottom pocket, and fits around the bag. If you can afford it, get this bag. I give it 5 flaming chilies.

Similar Products Used:

e'thing

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 01, 1999]
The Unknown Consumer
Cross-Country Rider

Strength:

Storage - lots
Fit - is has all the stabilization straps of a good backpack
Chicks dig it

Weakness:

I would like to see it have another, maybe several small outside pockets. The biggest pain was that the hose hole was not large enough to fit the mouthpiece through. Some cutting required

Nice bag - if you are looking for lot of storage with a great fastening system - this is for you.

Similar Products Used:

I have a Hawg - size not considered, this thing has a far superior(sp) strapping system

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 31, 1999]
Jody
Cross-Country Rider

Strength:

Lots of stowage, room for 2-100oz bladders, stays in place on your back

Weakness:

compression straps can squeeze water out of bladder, shoulder straps need more padding for heavy loads

This is a version 1.0 product, so you'd expect a glitch or two. But there are remarkably few and those are minor. I wanted to ride my bike to work everyday and needed to carry a change of clothes, towel and shaving kit on the bike. Now I can ride everyday!

Similar Products Used:

Camelbak MULE

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 06, 2001]
Chris Greene
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Storage Space, design.

Weakness:

None. It soes exactly what it is designed to do.

I love it. This pack is definetly designed for longer rides. If your going on a supported group ride, this is more pack than you need. If you ride solo or are going for long rides, I wouldn't bring any thing else. The pack's storage area is designed perfectly. Everything in it's place and a place for everything. I use the extra space that the H.A.W.G is lacking all the time.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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