Camelbak Classic Hydration Pack (70-Ounce, CamelBak Yellow)
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- Essentials pocket big enough for multitool or wallet.
- Stash pocket
- Elastic cord system for shed layers
- External Fill Antidote reservoir
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 8.5 x 20 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1 pound|
|Item Weight||4 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.95 pounds|
|Style Name||Classic 70 oz.|
Top Customer Reviews
The price for this pack can't be beat at Amazon, plus the free shipping, so that was great. The reflective strips, light weight, reservoir, and build quality are excellent. 70 ounces is sufficient for about 2 hours of hydration, give or take depending on the weather and the wearer. There are ample areas in the rigging to attach electronic devices. The rear webbing could probably hold a rolled-up shirt or light jacket. Design-wise, this is a great product. But, after a few weeks of testing, I realized that the Rogue has a few flaws. Nothing major, and maybe the problems are just due to my usage needs, but it's enough that I'm exchanging it.
a) It's just not well-suited for big tall guys with muscles. The sternum and shoulder straps slip loose when you are pouring summer sweat and need to be re-adjusted over and over again--this is a major pain. Cannot emphasize enough how annoying it is to have to constantly re-tighten when running. A few times would be fine, but when it's 30 times in a 10-mile run there is something amiss. The shoulder straps will also chafe your pecs if you don't apply anti-chafe cream.
b) Strap velcro to bundle the loose ends up? It is conspicuously absent here, meaning the loose strap ends either dangle and fly around or you bunch and twist them up somewhere in the rigging--which, if you need to constantly re-tighten and adjust, means you're digging in the straps all the time. Adding a velcro strap management system like other Camelbak models have would be great.
b) This is a TRUE compact, minimalist pack.Read more ›
That said, I don't like to carry a lot with me. The 70 oz is enough for two hours on hot days and at least three hours most of the year. I'm running or biking so I want to pack light. Here's why I love this pack:
I can barely tell I'm wearing it. I've used hydration belts and handheld bottles and they all have their own purposes. For long runs with no water stations, this is the way to go. Minimal sloshing and very light overall. There is also very little sweat build up based on the material.
-EASE OF USE-
Much easier to take a sip with this than using other hydration methods. Water does not leak and you only need a hand for a second to put the tip in your mouth.
The pack is made of quality materials. This should last me over a decade of moderate to heavy use.
If you need to carry a little more, the Camelbak Rogue Hydration System , Color: Black 61526 has more pockets. Personally, I like the Classic hydration pack better since it's as basic as it gets.
I am extremely pleased with this pack. I haven't filled it up (70 oz), but with 40 oz in it, it only adds about 3.5 pounds. I am 5'10", 155lbs, so I have to cinch it down quite a bit, but it fits comfortably and hardly moves. A tip from a friend to prevent sloshing was to put water in the bag, turn it upside down, and use the straw to suck out the air. Works great!
I liked using it so much that I actually wore it during my half marathon. I was able to pass all the water stations and keep my pace going, and have water whenever I felt I needed it. The only slight drawback is I would sometimes hit the hanging straw with my swinging arm. Really not a big deal, though.
The quality of this pack is fantastic, and I'm very picky. I highly recommend this to runners.
I usually just carry a bottle or two since my training rides are usually an hour to two hours long. But, I live in the Phoenix area and when the temp is over 110 degrees, the water in the bottles just get too hot. In fact, it's usually hot before I take the first drink!
The one is pretty basic, but that's all I need. I carry my wallet, phone and mp3 player in the back pockets of my jersey. So, I just need the hydration pack for water. I don't need any pockets. I like the wide opening for putting ice cubes in and the lid fits with just a quarter turn - tight! Getting the nozzle of the tube thru the openings in a bit of a hassle but once there it is really easy to reach when riding the bike. Much easier than the old one. Over all, I am satisfied and hope to get alot of use out of it. I'm 70 years old so I may not need another!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great for long runs but if you are petite i would order a kids or womans version to reduce rubbingPublished 1 month ago by lynda2012
This was a great product for the price and stores just enough water. It is very easy to drink from and very easy to clean.Published 1 month ago by Busybee
The bladder gets dingy and it's a little difficult to clean quickly. Other than that it works well as what it is supposed to do.Published 2 months ago by DrakeRamorayM.D.
I bought this for festival season. I got to large EDM festivals and normally need to have something, that I know will be able to accommodate my necessity to hydrate, due to party... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom
great product! perfect for hiking. A little small for me though, if you have a large chest or back muscles it will look/feel funny. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Zane Patterson
I can't say enough good things about this pack. It carries just enough water for a good bike ride, its good quality, and I've had no issues with it at all. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nathan Cuba
Worked really well for a long hike I had planned. Water tube easy to use and doesn't leak.Published 7 months ago by Dan