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Lobo now has a 100 fl. oz. - I used to have a 70oz but it would not last on long hot days, very happy to up the volume to this 100oz. It nearly always lasts a day and I have a 30oz bladder sometimes in the pack as a backup/emergency, as I have run out before on a multi day trip.
Holds up to 200 cu. in. of gear - not huge but good for all sorts of snacks and small gear items. I do have a larger (25L) waterproof back pack to take when more gear storage is necessary. I bought the CamelBak extension tube and put the 100oz bladder in the bottom of the back pack when using this pack.
Big Bite™ valve is easy to use - yes easier than the Platypus mouth piece, at least for me it is.
Air Director™ ventilated back panel with Air Mesh shoulder harness - much nicer than the venting on the 70oz Rogue pack (this is a newer generation than the Rogue). I get hot real quick and this ventilation is nice.
Overflow storage - the pack does expand a little to accommodate gear stuffed in an outside pocket areas.
Zippered external top pocket includes an music player holder; zippered lower pocket with a key clip and mesh organizer fits small essentials - really like it having zippers, great for security.
Reflective detailing - well yes there is but it is not the brightest. I added a red flasher to my pack for extra visibility particularly if the following person, vehicle does not have their lights on when in low light conditions.
Camelbak Lobo hydration pack has a low-profile design that enhances stability and precludes pack from interfering with helmets - had not noticed it affecting my helmet/s so this must be correct. Also having the removable belt loop makes a world of difference. The 70oz pack did not have a belt loop and that is one of the two main reasons why I bought up to this pack.
Needed the extra 30 oz and the belt loop.
Yes, I do recommend and would buy again from REI.
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A sleek hydration pack for 3+ hours of riding trails, the Camelbak Lobo keeps you well-hydrated while storing the essentials. Redesigned for 2013, the Lobo is now a few ounces lighter than before and has a new back panel.
Key Features of the CamelBak Lobo 100 oz. Hydration Pack - 2013 ModelQuick link system1/4 turn - easy open/close capLightweight fillportDryer armsCenter bafflingLow-profile designPatented big bite valveHydroGuard technologyPureFlow tubeEasy-to-clean wide-mouth openingExternal fillBike tool organizer pocketDual compression strapsStretch overflow storageHydration capacity: 100 oz. (3 L)Total capacity: 3.28 L + 3 L reservoirPack weight: 1 lb (.45 kg)Dimensions: 18.5 x 8 x 5 in.Fabric specs: 70d diamond clarus420 nylon with DWR1000 mm PU coatingTorso length: 16 in. (41 cm.)CamelBak Lobo 100 oz. Hydration Pack - 2013 ModelThe sleek, narrow-profile CamelBak Lobo 100 oz. Hydration Pack - 2013 Model is the perfect choice for mountain bikers with a need for speed. Lobo offers you the perfect combination of water capacity and storage volume available. It includes the new 3 liter Antidote Reservoir with Quick Link System. The CamelBak Lobo 100 oz. Hydration Pack - 2013 Model is for 3+ hours of mountain biking with essential gear.
The narrow and streamlined CamelBak Lobo hydration pack is capable of holding all your important gear. It's the perfect choice for thirsty mountain bikers venturing out on the trail. 100 fl. oz. Antidote(TM) reservoir equipped with the Quick Link(TM) connection system for hassle-free removal of the drinking tube. Front hydration loading and access makes it easy to refill your reservoir without taking it out of the pack. Lobo holds up to 200 cu. in. of gear; plenty of space for a multitool, an innertube, tire levers, energy bars, keys and your wallet. Bite valve is easy to use-just bite and sip; HydroLock(TM) valve shuts off water, helping ensure there's no leakage during transport. XV(TM) lightweight back panel with thermomolded pods provides superior cross ventilation; ultralight mesh harness and removable webbing hipbelt offer comfort and stability. Bike-tool organizer pocket, helmet hook and stretch overflow storage help keep all your gear easily accessible. Reflective detailing increases your visibility in low light. The CamelBak Lobo hydration pack's low-profile design enhances stability and precludes pack from interfering with the back of your helmet.
You don't necessarily need to carry a ton of gear to head out on a long ride when there's no threat of bad weather. With nutrition bars providing plenty of energy and tubeless tires providing whole seasons of no-flat riding, you pretty much need a phone, a multi-tool, and an energy bar. Coincidentally, that's just about exactly what the Camelbak Lobo has room to carry. Well, that and three-plus hours of water.The first thing you notice when you see the Lobo is its narrow profile. There isn't a whole lot of pack swinging around behind you. Not only is that good for weight savings, but it's also less cumbersome. Although it's made with durable 70D Diamond clarus and 420D nylon, the Lobo weighs just a pound. The less you carry, the less you sweat, which, in turn, means you have to replace less water. For folks who are really on the move, the Lobo has a convenient external fill feature that means you don't have to dig your reservoir out of your pack every time you need a refill.XV back panel with multiple layer foam pods for plenty of cross ventilation with low weightNew Antidote reservoir includes a lightweight, quick-seal cap, folding arms on the port to speed drying, and baffles in the body that allow the reservoir to maintain a lower profile when fullNew Quick Link system in reservoir allows you to quickly snap off the tube for cleaning and easily attach accessories like filters, flow meters, and insulated tubesAmple main compartment and multiple exterior pockets hold your rain gear, multi-tool, pump, spare tube, lunch, MP3, phone, wallet, and keys, while XC helmet carry stows your dome protectorFixed .75-inch belt with cargo pockets keeps the pack from bouncing around as you bomb downhillHydroGuard anti-microbial technology inhibits bacterial growth on reservoir and tube surfacesErgo Hydrolock shut-off valve allows you to control water flow and prevents leaksXC helmet hook to conveniently carry your dome protector