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Okay, I just bought my first Camelbak a month ago, and like it alot. Problem is that I got one that has a 70 oz reservoir and I have been nearly draining it in this hot weather. Has anyone tried putting a 100 oz bladder in a pack that didn't come with one? Is it like stuffing the proverbial 8 pounds of sh*t in a 5 pound bag? I hate to cough up the 20 bucks just to "see" and I don't want to buy a whole new Camelbak. Maybe there is room in the pack part to just stuff an extra water bottle in there.

Anybody have experience with this?
 

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Fill it up

Fill up the 70oz and see if you can fit your hand or anything inside the pack. If there is room to move your hand around you should be able to fit a bigger bladder. I fill mine and still have room to stuff power bars or snacks inside. :thumbsup:
 

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The 100oz bladder doesn't fit very well into a camelbak designed for a 70oz bladder. As you probably know when you fill a 70oz all the way it's a rather snug fit in it's own camelbak. I know they're expensive, but you can usually buy a last years model for a bit less money. I suggest the Mule. It takes a 100oz bladder.
 

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There's a bit more difference in the area a larger bladder takes up than a few power bars and such. For one thing the 100oz is longer.
 

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Go compare the dimensions of the 70 and 100oz bladders. If the 100 is much taller it probably will not work. If it is just wider it may or may not work.
 

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I say go buy the MULE and be happy - Seriously. If you manage to fit the 100oz bladder in there then where will you fit any snacks, patch kit, cell phone etc. etc that you want to carry. The MULE holds it's 100oz and has loads of room to spare. Keep the 70oz for hiking or shorter/cooler rides.
 

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Well I looked on the Camelbak site to compare....

Mine (Daystar) has lots more cargo space than the Mule, and only slightly less than the Hawg - therefore I don't wanna buy a new pack - I like this one.

Maybe I'll just stick an extra water bottle in the cargo section. I'll mess w/ it and see.

Thanks for the info.
 

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I just compared my 70 and 100 bladders side by side. The 100 is 2" taller, 1" wider, and noticeably deeper...couldn't measure the exact depth without filling them and using calipers...I'm lazy.
 

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Ah see that's some valuable info that would have helped a lot of the posters who replied, leaving out simple info like that makes us give out wild advice. I'm sure with all that space you could fit a 100oz in there some way, go to s store that has the bladders and give it a try.

FYI my god does the CB site suck or what, all you see if you don't have flash8 and javascript is a nice black window.

Tass Over Teakettle said:
Well I looked on the Camelbak site to compare....

Mine (Daystar) has lots more cargo space than the Mule, and only slightly less than the Hawg - therefore I don't wanna buy a new pack - I like this one.

Maybe I'll just stick an extra water bottle in the cargo section. I'll mess w/ it and see.

Thanks for the info.
 

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It will work.

I have a 100 Oz. Mule and my son has a 70 oz. Lobo.

He drinks more water than I, so when we go out together we switch bladders.
 

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Yeti Clyde said:
It will work.

I have a 100 Oz. Mule and my son has a 70 oz. Lobo.

He drinks more water than I, so when we go out together we switch bladders.
Does the 100 oz bladder fit well and close properly in the Lobo, or does it stick out the top?
 

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when i was looking around for a bladder for my kelty pack I got a 70oz omega... i put a 100oz in there and it looked like it fit.. granted it wasnt filled with water.
 

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Ah see that's some valuable info that would have helped a lot of the posters who replied, leaving out simple info like that makes us give out wild advice. I'm sure with all that space you could fit a 100oz in there some way, go to s store that has the bladders and give it a try.

FYI my god does the CB site suck or what, all you see if you don't have flash8 and javascript is a nice black window.
100 oz FILLED C.B. bladder.... 17" tall, 4.375" wide , 3.75" thick
Approximately. The width is a bit of an hourglass shape....But those numbers are close..
Tony
 

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CdaleTony said:
100 oz FILLED C.B. bladder.... 17" tall, 4.375" wide , 3.75" thick
Approximately. The width is a bit of an hourglass shape....But those numbers are close..
Tony
I stuck a yardstick down into the "pocket" and it shows 18", so probaby do-able. Thanks.
 

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Tass Over Teakettle said:
Well I looked on the Camelbak site to compare....

Mine (Daystar) has lots more cargo space than the Mule, and only slightly less than the Hawg - therefore I don't wanna buy a new pack - I like this one.

Maybe I'll just stick an extra water bottle in the cargo section. I'll mess w/ it and see.

Thanks for the info.
There you go. Use a water bottle to supplement the Camelbak. No big deal.
 
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