CamelBak Arete 18

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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 Arte 18. Convert the Arte into a reservoir sleeve and place in your larger pack to be your hydration solution as you trek to basecamp. When youre 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 Arte 18 is a pack that will come in handy wherever you go.

- Ramsey Outdoor

The Arete 18 Pack from Camelbak has plenty of space for your gear and liquid, so you can focus on the journey before you without worrying about what you may have forgotten. The 2L reservoir keeps you hydrated on your trip, while the NV back panel's upper pods articulate for excellent comfort and ventilation, keeping you at your best from beginning to end. For added versatility, the Arete 18 can actually be turned inside out and act as a hydration reservoir for larger packs. Talk about convenient! PRODUCT FEATURES: Total Capacity: 975 cu in / 16L + 2L reservoir Pack Only Weight: 10 oz Back Panel: 70D Nylon Harness: Air mesh NV Back Panel Technology: upper pods articulate for maximum comfort and superior ventilation, while lower pod provides load transfer

- Appalachian Outdoors

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

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

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