CamelBak updated its tried-and-true Classic Hydration Pack with a host of new features to ensure that you get the hydration you need when you hit the road or the trail. The new Antidote reservoir includes a lightweight, quick-seal cap that can now be filled without having to remove the reservoir from the pack, as well as pleating that allows the 2-liter bladder to maintain a low profile even when full. With an external stash pocket and a bungee that holds an extra layer, you’re set for a 2+-hour adventure.
Diamond mesh back panel and lightweight mesh harness allow air to circulate and won’t weigh you down
HydroGuard anti-microbial technology inhibits bacterial growth on reservoir and tube surfaces
Ergo Hydrolock shut-off valve allows you to control water flow and prevents leaks
Distance from shoulder to hip belt: 15in (38cm)
Reflective tape on back improves your visibility in low light
[pack] 210D nylon, 70D Diamond Clarus
1 front flap-closure
Locking Bite Valve:
15 x 7.5 x 3.5 in
[pack] 2 years
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I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have really enjoyed this hydration pack so far. It's the perfect hydration solution for longer runs. It fits well and is easy to fill. So far, I have had no issues with any leakage. The 2 liters it holds is enough water to last quite a while without weighing you down. I definitely endorse this product.
I use this pack mostly for mountain bike endurance racing when I need more than 2 bottles or need both water and electrolyte drinks to get me through a long race. I wanted something that was very light and fit snug. This pack is perfect. I can put a small tool, co2, and a tire lever in the small pocket- but not much else. Everything else goes in the jersey pocket but that's ok because then you have easy access to everything else. The bladder feet thingy majig is great for airing the thing out after use. I had one of these and lost it at a big race and bought the exact same one. Wouldn't change a thing. Backcountry also has the best service so I wouldn't buy it anywhere else.
These pack is very durable, simple, lightweight and 2 liters is more that enough. I use it for MTB and is very comfortable, easy to drink out of the bite valve instead to go for the bottle on the frame of the bike that gets out dirty. To fill it up you don't have to take the reservoir out of the pack, that is very handy. Very fun to use, so comfortable, that you forget that you're wearing it.
I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
I don't want to sound like a HP hoarder or anything - even though I have a few now - I am really not a hoarder! This one I purchased as a gift for my nephews as an incentive to get them outside and on trails more - they thought mine were so cool. The boys love them and are more trail active. It is a nice size for little guys and big alike (and me too). It keeps the water very nice and cold with ice cube (water was still very cold after three hours) and the boys collected curiosities on the trail. I confess I can never get enough of CamelBaks and now neither will they!
I purchased this primarily for biking, it's great and has a perfect size pocket for a phone or wallet. You can hardly tell it's on when you get going. I also took this to Coachella this past year. Having it inside festival grounds when water costs several dollars a bottle was totally worth the price of the bag alone. 2 Liters is plenty water for what I use it for. I love it! throw some ice in it and you're good to go.
I've used this about 5 times so far this spring and I LOVE it! I fill it to the brim with ice and water and it's light and comfy enough that I forget it's on my back. I do wish there was a little cover for the end of the valve so when you take it off and set it down, you aren't sucking on dirt when you use it again. The pocket is just big enough for my phone and some chapstick. Great for day hikes or bike rides
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Decided to purchase as a little Christmas present to myself and I'm so happy I did! Its lightweight, comfortable on my back, and perfect for a long day of snowboarding. Excited to use it hiking this summer as well!
I bought this Pak for my husband. He hangs it on the handle of his wheelchair for easy access to a cold drink of water anytime! It's much easier for him to use than trying to find a place for a water bottle. The opening is big making it easy for him to refill. He absoultely loves it!
I have been looking for a compact hydration pack for over a year and tried on probably every pack Camelbak has ever made... This Classic is definitely the winner. In fact I looked at many women-specific packs and still found this one to be the most comfortable and best fitting (I'm 5' 6", average weight). There are several things I love about this pack. It's has great size and shape: sits on your back nicely without bulking up or looking weird. The outside zipper pocket is just big enough for all the necessities: smart phone, chopstick, keys and small sunscreen, etc... It's got the bungee cord on the outside: super handy for your extra layer. And I absolutely love the outside access to the bladder! No more struggling with trying to fill it up quickly or taking it in/out for maintenance. I recently took it for a 4 hour road bike ride and it was very comfortable. Extremely happy with the purchase!
I do not like the Ergo HydroLock connector. It's awkward to operate on the go, so generally leave it open, then if I take my pack off and if it bumps around with other gear it's leaked all over my back support. Easy to replace, but it's an issue.
I have the 2010 model of the CamelBak classic and I love it! I mainly use the Camelbak for mountain biking, and I have to say that it does an awesome job. I really like this thing because it holds a lot of water and it does a great job of distributing it properly throughout the bladder, which allows for it to have a low profile and stay close to my back when I ride. I also like that if I put ice in the bladder before I ride, it keeps it cold for almost the whole time! Lastly, I think that it is awesome that the bladder is removable because I can take it out and use it in both my REI flash 18 day pack and my Osprey Kestrel 38 pack. I cannot say enough good things about this thing. If you are on the fence about buying it, then I recommend that you pick one up!
Yes, especially if the daypack in question was designed for or came with a hydration system as most are these days. I would highly recommend Camelbak, great burst proof bladders (nothing worse than a wet back on a winter day), and tons of accessories for customizing it to your application. Easy to clean too!
This thing is great! I use mine personally for motocross, as it fits under my chest protector and doesnt impede any movement. It is very easy to refill, as the bladder fill cap is right under the top flap. Not much room for gear, but you wouldnt be buying this for a mountaineering trip now would you?
I bought this after wandering the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. I went by the booths of every hydration vendor, and looked at what they had in the way of minimal packs. I was looking for hydration packs for marathons and ultrarunning events. The CamelBak Classic was by far my favorite.
There are two key advantages to this pack. Firstly, the bladder is super easy to refill without removing from the pack. The mouth is just tucked under a flap. This makes it ideal for race aid stations: you can easily unscrew lid as you approach, and quickly refill from jug etc. Secondly, there's really nothing to the pack that you don't want. There's a small zippered pocket on the outside that is big enough to hold a few gels. And a minimal bungee that can be used to secure a rain shell or a long-sleeve. Larger items can also be slipped into the bladder pocket. All the straps are mesh and highly breathable.
I liked the design so much I bought two, so that I can leave one at bag-drops/checkpoints and just swoop in and grab a full pack.
In preparation for a recent multi-day music festival, I looked at a bunch of lite pack styles. After considering a lumbar pack, I came across the classic Camelbak hydration pack and it met all of my criteria (pack size, bladder volume, weight support, etc.). I've heard nothing but good things from friends who have purchased the Camelbak brand packs so I decided to pull the trigger and buy it.
After attending the festival, I can honestly say that this was one of the best gear investments I've ever made. It is well made with durable materials and the design of the pack has a lot of great features such as a clip for mouthpiece in order to hold the tube in place, mini pocket in the front, breathable mesh straps to keep you cool and a handle on the bladder opening to keep the bag upright as you are filling it and reapplying the cap (thereby preventing spillage). It was the perfect capacity for the storage of my essentials (camera, granola bars, sunscreen and sunglasses case).
I easily recouped the value that this pack provides in that one festival weekend and I will be highly recommending this pack to my fellow festies from here on out.