CamelBak Arete 18

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If you're the type of the person who calculates combined weight and cuts off tags to save half an ounceOK, that's a bit extremethen CamelBak's Arete 18 Hydration Backpack may be the solution for you. Tipping the scale at a whopping ten ounces, this slim pack will fit in perfectly with your lightweight obsession. Use it as a reservoir sleeve for CamelBak's already lightweight two-liter Antidote reservoir or stuff in your own summit essentials. Either way, the Arete's DWR and PU coated 70D diamond box nylon construction will protect your gear from wind and rain without weighing you down. In fact, when the 975 cubic inches of compartment space is largely unoccupied, tighten down the two compression straps for a denser and less-bulky pack. From extra water to sunglasses and snacks, the Arete may be light, but its sure got your back when it comes to carrying trail essentials. Seasonafter season, CamelBak's super scientists have been hard at work refining andperfecting the Antidote reservoir, the industry's most popular solution tohydration. At the turn of a cap (a quarter turn to be exact), you can open orclose the reservoir, refilling and securing it again in seconds. Centerbaffling and a sleek design prevent your water from jostling about inside yourpack while running, hiking, or hitting the park. When not off exploring theworld, simply disconnect the tube using the Quick Link System and hang up theAntidote for proper drying or storage. Since last year, CamelBak's go-toreservoir system has actually lost some weight, reducing bulk in the fill portand offering you that much more convenience.

- Backcountry.com

Serving double duty as a hydration daypack or as a reservoir sleeve in a larger pack, the CamelBak Arete 18 Hydration Pack hauls 70 fl. oz. of water, plus your essentials for a day in the wilderness.

- REI

The Arete 18 from CamelBak is a unique dual-use hydration pack. It is big enough to carry your 2 liter hydration bladder and enough gear for a daylong hike, or it can be turned inside out and used as a bladder sleeve that will slip into your larger pack for longer excursions.

- CampSaver.com

The Camelbak Arete 18 is a minimalist ultra-light hydration pack for the final ascent or reservoir sleeve to throw in a larger multi-day pack. Convert the Arete into a reservoir sleeve and place in your larger pack to be your hydration solution as you trek to basecamp. When you're ready to go for the summit, convert it back to its pack form and pack your summit essentials. The 2 liter Antidote hydration system also folds into its own pint-size pouch so you can throw it in a suitcase or stash it in your backpack.

- Mountain Gear

Minimalist ultra-light hydration pack for the final ascent or reservoir sleeve to throw in a larger multi-day pack - you get both with the CamelBak Arete 18. Convert the Arete into a reservoir sleeve and place in your larger pack to be your hydration solution as you trek to basecamp. When you're ready to go for the summit, convert it back to its pack form and pack your summit essentials. The 2 liter Antidote hydration system also folds into its own pint-size pouch so you can throw it in a suitcase or stash it in your backpack. However you use it, the Arete 18 is a pack that will come in handy wherever you go. ANTIDOTE RESERVOIR FEATURES:. 1/4 turn - easy open/close cap, lightweight fillport, dryer arms, center baffling and low-profile design, patented Big Bite Valve, HydroGuard technology, PureFlow tube, easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening. KEY PACK FEATURES:. Reverses into reservoir compartment, lightweight materials, highly compressible. DESIGNED TO CARRY:. Headlamp, trail map, shed layer, food, keys. CamelBak Got Your Bak Guarantee: If CamelBak build it, CamelBak'll Bak it with CamelBak's lifetime guarantee.. Hydration Capacity: 70 oz / 2 L. Total Capacity: 854 cu in/ 14L + 2L Reservoir. Total Weight: 10 oz / 0.28 kg (pack only). Dimensions: 17 X 9 X 7 in / 43 x 23 x 18 cm. Torso Length: 13 in /32 cm. Empty Reservoir Dimensions: 70D Nylon. Full Reservoir Dimensions: N/A. Materials: Air Mesh. PACK CLEANING. CamelBak recommend wiping your pack with a damp cloth to remove dirt. If the pack is extremely dirty and needs a deeper cleaning, soak it in cool or warm water with a very mild soap. Rinse the pack thoroughly with cool water. If soap residue remains in the fabric, it may create suds if exposed to water or sweat. DO NOT wash your pack in a washing machine. Machine washing may damage the pack or affect the integrity of the fabric and fasteners, and will void the Got Your Bak Guarantee.. RESERVOIR CLEANING. The best way to care for your reservoir is to clean and dry it after every use, especially if you fill the reservoir with anything other than water. However, if a reservoir has not been cleaned after every use, and mold or discoloration develops:. 1. Use hot water and a CamelBak Cleaning Tablet. Or use 2 tablespoons of baking soda or bleach instead of CamelBak Cleaning Tab. Mix the solution inside your reservoir and elevate the reservoir above the tube and Big Bite Valve. Pinch the bite valve, allowing the solution to flow into the drink tube and fill the bite valve. 2. Let the reservoir and cleaning solution sit in the reservoir and drink tube for about 30 minutes. 3. Wash the reservoir with hot water and mild soap. Be sure to completely rinse away the cleaning solution in the reservoir and drink tube before using again. You can also use CamelBak brushes from CamelBak's Cleaning Kit to scrub your reservoir and drink tube. Brushes are the best way to ensure you are scrubbing all of the areas of the reservoir clean. 4. Once the reservoir is clean, be sure to air dry overnight so no moisture is trapped inside, which can cause mold to grow. These steps will make your reservoir safe for use. If there are still spots left behind, these are permanent mold stains that may not be removable. However, your reservoir is still safe and usable after you've cleaned it. Available Color(s): Black/Graphite, Blue Jewel/Silver

- Tahoe Mountain Sports