Hydration Packs

Recent Hydration Pack Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
CamelBak TransAlp

CamelBak TransAlp was the best ever—no other product had these features. I would buy it immediately if I could. Unfortunately I used my CamelBak TransAlp so often over 10 years, that I had to buy a new one—but there are no packs which are similar to that prefect pack. Hopefully CamelBak makes a revival TransAlp!! The best backpack for all kinds of sports and in the mountains. Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Geigerrig Rig 500

Small, portable, capacity, maybe the air and water hoses are a bit "too cumbersome". Notice: Too small for day hikes, too big carry along a full mult-iday backpack (~45 Liters or more) That plastic taste (and at the beginning, even odor) that comes with the water out of the hose. I have washed the bag, but most probably I will have to use food grade detergent to clean it once and for all. The manufacturer recommends to wash it thoroughly and to store for an entire night water with a whole lemon… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
UltrAspire Momentum Race Vest

Fit: Sizing is usually true to size. UltrAspire's website offers a fitting guide for those who are unfamiliar with their products.  Comfort: No issues with chafing from the pack even when loaded to full capacity. Have used this pack for up to 11 continuous hours with no chafing or discomfort. Would always recommend a Body Glide type product if doing multi-hour or full day outings where you would be wearing a vest.  Capacity: Fluid capacity without a bladder is what makes this a very good vest… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Endo 15

Gregory's new Endo 15 offers a feature-rich hydration pack with their latest technology and famed reliability. The Endo 15 is not limited to one activity, but useful for all you can dream up! Gregory Endo 15 Mountain Bike Hydration Pack PROS Superb hydration bladder Multiple storage compartments Padded zippered pocket Dual zippered hip-belt pouches Magnetic sternum strap clip Separate, removable tool kit bag Flasher attachment CONS Hydration hose tad short for sternum magnet Hip belt pockets need… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
CamelBak Rim Runner

I purchased this pack for day hikes and I wanted a hydration pouch because if I carry a bottle in my pack, I don't drink enough. I am too lazy to get it out of the pocket it is in and drink. I like its size for a day outing, enough space for a rain jacket and more. The straps make it easy to tailor it to the size you want. The quality is good. Bottom line is I really like this pack. I am a woman, 5'7", and this pack fits me fine, so I would call this pack unisex. I find it comfortable. The straps… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Geigerrig Tactical 1600

This amazing hydration pack has an almost indestructible hydration engine that is easy to clean and room to bring everything you need for any daylong adventure. Disclaimer: I was provided with this pack by Geigerrig to trial and review. I have had a Geigerrig Rig 1600 (their non-tactical pack of the same capacity) that I purchased as a consumer two years ago, and throughout this review I will make comparisons between the two. (Left: Rig 1600 Tactical, Right: Rig 1600)THE SHORT REVIEW I LOVE THIS… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
CamelBak Scout

Although marketed as a child's hiking pack, the Scout can be used by adults as well. It's lightweight and has enough space for a small amount of gear and snacks, and comes with a 1.5 litre water reservoir. Offering minimal shift, I have used this pack as an introductory running pack. I would recommend the Scout to anyone interested in getting into endurance running, particularly if they are on a budget. As a 5 foot tall adult beginning to take running more seriously, I was thrilled to find this… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
CamelBak Rim Runner

Overall good product. Use for longer day hikes. A generally good product. The straps can cause a little fatigue around the neck and shoulder on longer hikes. Definitely for walking and NOT running. Holds plenty of water with additional side pockets for two water bottles. easy access to gear with a full zip opening. Holds plenty of food/gear for a full day of hiking. For taller people the waist strap rides high and is better just taken off. It is great for hydration with an easy to fill large Camelbak… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Geigerrig Rig 700M

These are the best packs I've ever used! High quality materials and well engineered. I bought my first pack for mtn biking. Since then I've gotten rid of all of my other packs and replaced them all with Geigerrig. What sold me on the quality was a Saturday mountain biking trip. On a fast (30+mph) downhill section the rider in front me went down. I also went down and landed on a rock the size of a cantaloup. I didn't feel it due to the pressurized bladder. The only damage was a blown zipper. One… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Skeeter
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CamelBak HydroBak
$37 - $50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E.
$37 - $50
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
CamelBak Rogue
$40 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Scout
$41 - $60
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Classic
$45 - $60
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Arete 18
$48 - $65
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker
$56 - $90
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UltrAspire Momentum Race Vest
$56 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
CamelBak M.U.L.E.
$56 - $144
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Velocity
$60 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak L.U.X.E.
$62 - $115
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Lobo
$62 - $98
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Octane XCT 70oz
$63 - $85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak Day Star 18
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
CamelBak Rim Runner
$65 - $98
CamelBak Helena
$65 - $128
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Junction 4
$69 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Magic
$70 - $98
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Teton Sports Oasis 1100
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Osprey Viper 7
$74 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Tokul XC 8L
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak BlowFish
$79 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Platypus Origin 3
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Octane 8+
$80 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Verve 10
$84 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Orange Mud HydraQuiver Single Barrel
$85 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Osprey Raptor 6
$89 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Consigliere
$89 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Platypus Origin 5
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Fastpack 15
$90 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Viper 13
$94 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Verve 13
$94 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Octane 14+
$95 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak Fourteener 20
$98 - $148
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Tycoon Hydration Pack
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak Alpine Explorer
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak PowderBak
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bergans Rondane 6L
$99 MSRP
The North Face Enduro 30
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Raptor 10
$130 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Origin 9
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Diablo
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
DaKine Nomad
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Osprey Raptor 14
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV
$115 MSRP
The North Face Gunnison 18
$115 MSRP
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
The North Face Enduro Boa
$119 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Adv Skin 12 Set
$124 - $179
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Deuter Compact Air EXP 8 SL
$125 MSRP
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