CamelBak Tycoon Hydration Pack
Excellent pack for winter expeditions and quite serviceable…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100 US
Excellent pack for winter expeditions and quite serviceable as a daypack in any season.
- Well made
- 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.
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.
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Camelbak Tycoon 100 oz. Hydration PackThe Camelbak Tycoon 100 oz. Hydration Pack is ideal for a skiing trip. With a hydration capacity of 100 oz., this pack will keep you going for hours. The sturdy pack is made of 600D Poly with DWR and 1000 mm PU coating, making it waterproof. The reservoir s quick link system allows you to customize it to your preference. It also has an easy to open/close cap, while the Big Bite valve allows for hands-free hydration. Providing easy access for frequent sipping is the Therminator, which is insulated and fully enclosed, ensuring that your drink does not freezes over. This versatile pack is designed to carry skis/snowboard, shovel, probe, skins or snowshoes, goggles, extra layer, snack, phone, wallet and keys. Its padded waist belt takes away the load from your body. Weighing just 2.2 lbs., the pack is lightweight and easy to carry around. It s time to venture out on a backcountry trip, armed with Camelbak Tycoon 100 oz. Hydration Pack.
Free Shipping. CamelBak Tycoon 100oz Pack DECENT 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 The SPECS Total Capacity: 1125 cubic inches / 18.44 liters Pack Only Weight: 2.2 lbs / 1 kg Dimensions: 21in. x 11.5in. x 6in. / 53.3 x 29.2 x 15.2 cm Hydration Capacity: 100 oz / 3 liters Frame Size: 18.5in. / 47 cm Fabric: 600D Poly with DWR and 1000 mm PU coating, 210D Nylon with DWR and 400 mm PU coating
The CamelBak Tycoon(TM) 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. CamelBak Tycoon carries skis diagonally or a snowboard vertically or horizontally. Main compartment holds backcountry must-haves as well as the small extras that keep you comfortable all day. Internal pockets organize backcountry cargo; pack easily carries probe, avalanche assessment equipment and other essentials. Drop-out probe pocket provides fast access to your probe in the event of an emergency; goggles pocket keeps your eyewear ready to shred. Padded waistbelt with convenience pocket supports a heavy load; harness optimizes fit and stability while you ski. Therminator(TM) harness features a pocket that's meant to store a handwarmer and prevent tube freeze-up; harness makes it easy to get to your mouthpiece. Camelbak has improved zipper placement to ease loading up the reservoir and to encourage frequent sipping. Improved reservoir features a lightweight fill port, a low-proflie design and a cap that opens and closes easily. HydroGuard(TM) technology inhibits bacterial growth on reservoir and tube surfaces (but does not protect user from disease organisms; please wash reservoir after each use). Delivery tube and bite valve run through the right shoulder strap to protect from freezing. Big Bite(TM) valve features a handy on/off switch.
Stash some lunch, an extra layer, and a first aid kit in the Camelbak Tycoon Winter Hydration Pack and start skinnin'. The Tycoon will help you stay hydrated on your trek to the most epic fresh.