Michael T.wrote a review of CamelBak Ratchet 6L Backpack on September 17, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Gentlemen, This is the one to own. I'm a avid cyclist and have been needing a hydration pack for some time. This one is nice because it has a 3 liter bladder. I assure you the 2 or 2.5 liters bladder would not be enough. If you are not sure you need all 3 liters the you can just fill half full. But if you do need 3 liters and you have one of the smaller ones, you can't just make it larger. Get the larger one. I mountain bike ride 2-3 hours all the time and drink the entire thing. This pack is also insulated very well. I filled it up with ice water the other day in 95 degree Texas weather, went for a nice 2 hour ride and still had a liter left when I was done. I through it my car and later pulled it out to clean. The water was still Ice COLD after 5 hrs. All of the other Camelbak hydration packs I looked at didn't have the insulation that this one did. The pack also has enough storage for my Keys, I-phone 6 plus, a extra Tube and all my tools. as well as some energy bars..There is also a spot to store additional layers if needed. It stays very secure to my back and I often forget I even have it on. The only negative is that it doesn't have one of those cool magnetic hooks, but the standard hook is just fine.