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.


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.


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.


CamelBak Arete 18 Hydration Backpack - The Arete 18 Hydration Backpack by CamelBak is a 2-in-1 convertible pack used as a reservoir sleeve or summit pack. A completely versatile pack, the Arete 18 can be used as a hydration day-pack or turn it inside out and use it as a reservoir sleeve in a bigger pack for other adventures. It hauls 70 fluid ounces of liquid, plus anything else you might need for a day out in the wild. A breathable nylon back panel has articulating upper pods that offer great ventilation and maximum comfort. The low-profile Antidote reservoir offers two-liters of hydration capacity with HydroGuard technology to eliminate bacterial growth. The Big Bite valve is ergonomically positioned for easy drinking and self-seals after each drink to eliminate annoying drips. The PureFlow drink tube is kink resistant, unlike other reservoirs on the market whose kinks can permanently

- Outdoorplay

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