CamelBak Tycoon Hydration Pack

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4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Excellent pack for winter expeditions and quite serviceable…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100 US


Excellent pack for winter expeditions and quite serviceable as a daypack in any season.


  • Well made
  • Durable
  • Well thought out

This pack is one of my two primary daypacks, the other a North Face Recon, another excellent pack. This pack's strengths are its design, materials, and construction, in short everything about it.

Design: Thick materials, a separate compartment for the reservoir, another for the hose and mouthpiece, full strap set up, and compression straps that also serve to secure skis, snowshoes, a snowboard etc to the pack.

The really cool thing about all these features is that they work equally well for other seasons. That thick material that protects your gear from snow also serves well to protect it from rain and rocks. The insulated compartments that keep the reservoir, tubing, and mouth piece from freezing in the winter work equally well to keep them cool in summer. Those compression straps are equally good for securing hiking poles, rope, hatchet, etc to the pack.

The only downside of using this pack in warmer temperatures is there is no mesh on the back or straps for ventilation. However I haven't found this to be enough of a deterrant to not use it in all seasons. I remember a time when no packs had mesh and I'm only 23.

Basically this Camelbak pack is excellent as a winter pack and would serve well as a day pack in any situation.


Camelbak has hit a home run with this hydration pack.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


Camelbak has hit a home run with this hydration pack. This is a very well insulated, thought forward, comfortable pack for winter activities.


  • Well insulated for cold climates
  • Large, durable, wide mouth bladder
  • Decent extra storage space
  • Insulated tube to bite valve
  • Very sturdy, well made and stitched
  • Strong zippers and buckles


  • Color selection

I purchased this one and only hydration specific pack I own for snowshoeing. Having received it as a Fathers Day gift, it has yet to see sub freezing temps, but has been on many a trail. The pack itself is very well made with strong stitch, durable zippers and strong buckles I should never be concerned with.

The material itself is comfortable against the body and is well insulated against the back and throughout the harness. Besides comfort, this serves to keep the tube from freezing as well as the bladder itself. Speaking of the bladder, 96oz sealed tight with ice is the way to go, and this doesn't disappoint. The wide mouth is easy to fill and makes cleaning simple. I really see no downside to this hydration pack at all.

As I mentioned, it has yet to see temps lower than 40 degrees, but based on the design I'm confident it will function flawlessly.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Camelbak's Tycoon winter Hydration Pack will keep you stoked for the slopes. Its 100 oz Antidote Hydration Reservoir is a specialized performance system connecting you to the hydration you need. Easy clean and fill with a widemouth opening and its Quick Link system accepts a wide range of quick link technical accessories (sold separately) that simply click in place so you can build the perfect system. The Therminator harness helps you keep hydration on track with easy tube access and closed cell foam insulation to guard against extreme temperatures. The fully enclosed tube proves full protection against freezing. It easily carries skis, snowboard, snowshoes, shovel and probe for safe access to snow covered terrain and the main compartment has plenty of room for your daily backcountry essentials. 100 oz (3 L) Hydration Therminator harness Diagonal ski carry and vertical or horizontal board carry Drop out probe pocket Snowshed back panel Load bearing waistbeltPack compression Goggle pocketsInternal organizer pocketHydroGuard technology provides anti bacterial protection on reservoir and tube surfaces Material: 600D Poly with DWR & 1000 mm PU coating / 210D Nylon with DWR & 400 mm PU coatingSize: 21" x 11.5" x 6" Weight: 2.2 lbs.Capacity: 1125 cu in.

- Campmor

The CamelBak TycoonTM hydration snow pack helps you stay hydrated in the lift-served backcountry of your local resort and features just the right amount of storage when hiking for your turns.


On Sale. Free Shipping. CamelBak Tycoon 100oz Pack FEATURES of the CamelBak Men's Tycoon 100 oz Pack Therminator harness Diagonal ski carry Vertical board carry Horizontal board carry Drop-out probe pocket Snow shed back panel Load-bearing waist belt Pack compression Goggle pocket Essentials pocket Skis or Snowboard, Shovel, Probe, Skins or Snowshoes, Goggles, Extra Layers, Snack, Phone, Wallet, Keys SPECIFICATIONS of the CamelBak Men's Tycoon 100 oz Pack Total Capacity: 1125 cubic inches / 18.44 liter Pack Only Weight: 2.2 lbs / 1 kg Dimension: 21in. x 11.5in. x 6in. / 53.3 x 29.2 x 15.2 cm Hydration Capacity: 100 oz / 3 liter Frame Size: 18.5in. / 47 cm 600D Poly with DWR and 1000 mm PU coating 210D Nylon with DWR and 400 mm PU coating

- Moosejaw

Stay hydrated in the backcountry with this all-day pack. Vertical and horizontal options for carrying a snowboard and diagonal ski carry straps provide numerous ways to get your equipment to unbroken snow, and sternum straps hold your pack securely in place whatever you're carrying. Shovel compartment and probe pocket ensure you'll be prepared with the right equipment for the challenges the deep snow holds. Therminator insulation harness uses closed-cell foam to protect the tube and reservoir from freezing, and a shoulder compartment keeps the tube out of the way when it's not needed. The new 100 oz. Antidote reservoir is big enough to meet a full day of hydration needs. The Antidote's Quick Link system makes the reservoir easy to remove and fit with a number of accessories. Wide and light fill port is simple to fill and the cap closes tightly with a simple quarter-turn. Imported. Reservoir Capacity 100 oz. Pack Only Weight 2.2 lb. Dimensions 21"H x 11.5"W x 6"D.

- L.L.Bean

CamelBak Tycoon Hydration Pack


The CamelBak Tycoon Hydration Pack is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 9, 2014 at Campmor.

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