Camelbak H.A.W.G. NV 100 Oz Hydration Pack, Chili Pepper/Charcoal
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- N.V.I.S. back panel provides excellent venting and convenient access to the reservoir compartment.
- Dynamic Suspension Shoulder Harness.
- Helmet carry option on outer panel
- MP3 pocket with weather resistant zipper.
- Built in Rain Cover
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|Shipping Weight||3.09 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
Top Customer Reviews
The new HAWG NV improves over the old version in several ways:
1. The straps work better for pack fit and support so my back doesn't hurt any more. I typically carry over 20 lbs of water and gear, and the old version of the HAWG was started hurting my lower spine on very long trips. After one long trip, I had to visit orthopedists for MRIs because my L5 vertebra got a bad inflammation and killing me with pain. Never happened again.
2. Better air flow from the thick back support. Between this heavy air flow and the better straps, I almost don't know I've got a heavy load of water and gear on my back any more.
3. Many more small pockets on the side and top (ipod) for all sorts of small items, so that I no longer need to search for them in the cavernous main chamber.
4. The water compartment is better insulated to keep cool. It also opens on the other side of the straps now, so the hose hole goes the other way from what I'm used to doing.
5. The tie down straps use instant release tabs to allow access to the pack. These tie down straps also have dual purpose to tie down the netting on the back.
6. The compartment volume and number of internal sub-compartments is just as good as the old HAWG pack.
7. A pull out yellow rain hood to cover the entire pack is integrated into a pull out lower compartment. It works quickly and nicely, and is sewn in place on the bottom so you can't loose it. Fabulous feature.Read more ›
Well I tested it out and it does all this admirably. So I can use this as a school backpack with built in water bottle. Sweet.
I have also used it to bike as was its original purpose and it is great at that too. The front has a sling type thing that you can put a bike helmet into, but you can also secure other things into that sling, like clothes, other gear, food, whatever.
The back part is great as it does feel like you get airflow on your back, which never happens with any other back pack.
It has this cool rain cover that is sewn into its own pocket at the bottom so you can't lose it ever. It's bright yellow so it can be useful biking to warn cars behind you.
Lastly there are so many clever details on the bag that make so much sense but you don't see on other bags. Such as the mp3/phone pocket right at the top with the water resistant zipper. Wow.
So for sure get it!
The first thing you notice when you pull it out of the box is that it really is a hog. It was so strangely heavy that I thought the seller had put catalogs inside. No such luck. The website says 2.2 pounds, but my digital scale read 2.9--a full 2 pounds heavier than my old H.A.W.G. and only 5 oz lighter than my 1900ci ski pack with built in AvaLung. I was planning on taking this thing on my annual White-Rim-in-a-day trip, but I'm not that excited about embarking on an 85 mile mountain bike ride with a pack that weighs more than my frame.
Another issue is all those SciFi geegaws and hickymadoos--some of which are apparently only for show (and to add weight.) If you tend to take a lot of little fiddly things with you on rides and if you use the pack regularly enough that you can remember which little cubby you put what stuff in, you'll like the design. The drawback, though, is that it does have the effect of making the main compartment only appropriate for flat or soft stuff. This isn't really a criticism, but you might want to think about what you want to put in this thing. Forget an extra Nalgene bottle--you'd probably want to go with a spare bladder instead. Finally, with this much complexity, a set of instructions would have been much appreciated.
So I'll be sending this baby back and using my old H.A.W.G for White Rim. I might buy a SnoBlast for quick in-bounds ski trips.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This pack is big enough for all of your needs while biking, hiking or whatever else you get into. The pockets are designed just right for all of you stuff and you'll find a little... Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by D. Bryan
I've had this about 4 months and have used primarily for mountain bike rides. I tend to be a gadgit geek/pack rat and I have yet to fill this up yet. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by B. Hinson
I bought this pack back in May for a 6-week field trip. I needed a pack that could carry a sufficient amount of water and had enough room for my field equipment. Read morePublished on November 1, 2010 by David Clark
I don't understand how Camelbak calculated 1120 cubic inches of storage space for this pack. Behind the main compartment is the bladder compartment, and the wall between them is... Read morePublished on June 14, 2010 by Charles Stein
Let me start off by saying this is a great pack with a lot of excellent features. I use this pack every day for biking and used it extensively for hiking/backpacking in the... Read morePublished on September 24, 2009 by mad max