Actually, I use my Mayhem for short day hikes. I like the design. The long outer open pocket with lower side mesh is its best feature, because I can place my bush hat, coat, towels or similar items at easy reach. The pocket can also secure more tightly when needed.
I also have my Leatherman Wave attached inside the outer pocket, which is extremely useful for this often used tool. I also feel more at easy about my camera during more challenging hikes, since a protective pocket for camera/recorder is included with backpack. There are small attachments inside the backpack to place flashlight type shaped items. The hydration system is top-notched, which is a given for this brand.
My Mayhem is actually black with greenish/yellow writing a logo, which is very modern and stylish.
My only complain is the length of (cords?) that latches backpack to chest. They are not long enough for even medium built men.
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Made with durable nylon and burly zippers and a 3L reservoir, CamelBak's Mayhem Hydration Pack takes your adrenaline-crazed bike rides and rough gravel crashes in stride. Store your digital camera or music player in CamelBak's heavily padded and weather-resistant media pocket and bring home proof of your trail pandemonium. Stash an extra jacket and some bike tools in the main compartment. The Mayhem Hydration Pack's back panel ventilation system keeps you cool, and the comfortable harness and waist-belt stabilize your load as you bounce off boulders. Gear straps with quick-release buckles hold your helmet and shin guards on your way back up.
- Backcountry Outlet
The ride up was never so easy. The Camelbak Mayhem is a technical pack that securely and stably hauls helmet and guards up the mountain, and gives freeriders, downhillers, and other mountain bike junkies 3+ hours of water to draw from. Incredibly durable construction also includes padded pocket for Video Camera, Digital Camera, or MP3 player keeps things protected.
The Mayhem is Camelbak's version of a mountain biker's hydration pack that is sure to please. Not only does it give you 100 oz of water with the Omega reservoir, but you also have pockets and straps for everything from your helmet and shin guards to food and extra layers. Never get caught off guard again! Pick up this excellent hydration pack and cause some REAL mayhem on the mountain!Specs: 100 oz fluid capacity with the Omega HydroTanium reservoir 700 cu in of cargo space for all your goodies Helmet hooks for, well, your helmet
- Mountains Plus
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- Rocky Mountain Trail