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CamelBak Fourteener 20 Hydration Backpack - 1040cu in


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Fact: fun creates thirst.

One of the point of hiking is to clear your mind, not to create extra static with concerns over dehydration. Camelbak's classic Fourteener 20 Hydration Backpack will worry about your water supply so you can continue focusing on greater things. Its large three-liter reservoir gets you three hours in any direction even on the hottest of days. Weighing in at a little over two pounds (sans water) and with 1040 cubic inches of extra storage space, the Fourteener specializes in hydration but maximizes your storage convenience as well. Because full day hikes require much more than just water, CamelBak fitted the Fourteener with multiple, easily-accessed pockets for your sunglasses, extra water, hiking gear, tools, and most importantly, your mama's famous PB&J. When not fully stocked with goodies, this pack shrinks, by means of four compression straps, to reduce extra bulk on the trail. Come rain or shine, the Fourteener won't quit before you do; diamond clarus, nylon, a DWR coating, and 1000 millimeters of PU coating all unite to create of force-field impenetrable by rain.

Season after season, CamelBak's super scientists have been hard at work refining and perfecting the Antidote reservoir, the industry's most popular solution to hydration. At the turn of a cap (a quarter turn to be exact), you can open or close the reservoir, refilling and securing it again in seconds. Center baffling and a sleek design prevent your water from jostling about inside your pack while running, hiking, or hitting the park. When not off exploring the world, simply disconnect the tube using the Quick Link System and hang up the Antidote for proper drying or storage. Since last year, CamelBak's go-to reservoir system has actually lost some weight, reducing bulk in the fill port and offering you that much more convenience. 

  • Diamond clarus and nylon construction
  • DWR and PU coating
  • 1040 cubic inches of storage
  • Three-liter Antidote reservoir
  • Four compression straps
  • Stash, organizer, sunglasses, and side pockets

Tech Specs

70D diamond clarus, 420D nylon, DWR coating, PU coating (1000mm)
1040 cu in
Reservoir Volume:
3 L
Locking Bite Valve:
1 organizer, 1 stash, 1 sunglasses, 2 side
20.5 x 8.7 x 10 in
Claimed Weight:
2 L 3 oz
Recommended Use:
hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Taking a break riding up City Creek

I decided to ride up City Creek Canyon this Tuesday afternoon, it was mad rainy and cold in the city, so I was sporting my softshell riding pants, Levis Commuter jacket and Stoic Hardshell jacket, ended up packing those all into the Fourteener, and rode up the canyon in a cycling bib and jersey, then added the layers back for the descent. I snapped this picture after I had passed a guy with a kid carrier and his buddy about half a mile back because I felt way too overheated, I spent about 20 minutes taking it easy and sipping water, then finished the ride up. The descent was a run ride down thanks to the brake pads I picked up from the Salt Lake City Bike Collective, they werent new but my old ones were down to the metal after taking a run down City Creek, I ended up stopping because the shell flew off of the helmet I was sporting, luckily bike stroller guy had dropped the canyon at roughly the same time and was probably within a hundred feet of me, he handed me the shell which then was secured on the outside of the pack using the little elastic fastener used to hold the outer pocket closed. It was a very fun ride all in all, and I have the hydration sleeve design, versatility and storage space of the Fourteener to credit for at least part of it

Taking a break riding up City Creek

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this pack for near daily bike commuting, I have a smaller biking specific Camelbak I use for shorter trips, but since I work early in the morning I tend to have a couple layers and this holds the bulk alot better. I easily hold a hoodie, denim jacket, multi tool, tire levers and patch kit,spare tube, stash shell pants and poncho, digital camera, gloves, shoe covers and energy bars. The suspension system lends itself to the rear back padding to place the load weight on the hips rather then the middle of the back while keeping your back ventilated and unclammy. I have used this pack for a few shorter hikes and have a longer weekend trip planned, so I will elaborate further, but this pack has allowed me to commute to and from work without having to struggle packing gear, I would highly recommend this pack