Purchased at huge discount from Galyans (Now Dick's…
Price Paid: $35
Purchased at huge discount from Galyans (Now Dick's Sporting Goods). Great size for day trips. Excellent support and frame does its job to keep back cool.
Came with CamelBak earlier designed water bladder. Had problems with plastic taste. CamelBak changed out for new design and no problems since. Original had an insulated tube but new bladder didn't. Don't see need for insulation unless winter usage.
Overall a great hydration pack but I think they have discontinued it....haven't seen it in stores lately. If you find one get it.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Minimize the risk of dehydration and improve your overall performance by staying properly hydrated with CamelBak hydration packs. Combine the storage capacity of a backpack with the thirst-quenching capacity of several water bottles. Omega™ reservoir has a screw-top cap so it's easy to fill or clean, insulation keeps water cool for hours. Big Bite™ valve lets you sip on the move Hydrolock™ shut-off prevents leaks Holds 2 liters (70 oz.) of water Full-zip back panel access simplifies loading a full reservoir Exo-Air™ back panel with 3-D air mesh increases comfort Size: 20x12x7" Capacity: 1680 cu.in. (cargo) 1800 cu. in. (total) Weight: 3 lb. 4 oz. Fabric: Nylon CLOSEOUTS . Pack, Philippines. Reservoir, China.
- Sierra Trading Post
The CamelBak Ares is a daypack with, of course, a built-in hydration system. The Ares is just the right size for a day hikes worth of gear, school books, or whatever else you might want to tote on your back.
- Backcountry Outlet
Looking for the ultimate in technical gear? The CamelBak Ares raises the bar on design when it comes to modern styling and technical features. Built around the Exo-Air Back Panel, the Ares by CamelBak is ready for an outdoor challenge or urban adventure.C