Camelbak Hydration Pack
The Camelbak Hydration Pack Hydrobak is a minimalist hydration pack created for cyclists. It is comfortable, lightweight, padded, and breathable, and it has a back panel of mesh material and straps that are comfortable to wear. There is one external pocket for accessories and buckles that are simple to adjust. Made of 210D nylon material, it is BPA-free and versatile for a variety of activities. Whether you need it for hiking, jogging, walking the dog, running, biking, or working outdoors, the Hydrobak will hold a water supply of 1.5 liters that is good for one to two hours of use.
There are a shut-off bit valve switch and an opening that has a wide mouth. The interior is insulated to keep your water cold, plus you can even add ice is desired. Refilling the bladder is easy as it does not have to be removed from the pack for this task. When wearing the product, you can be seen late at night or early in the morning with the reflective strip on the outside. This Camelbak item has a 4.3 rating out of 5.0 with buyers but also a few minor concerns from unhappy customers. Let’s learn more.
- Design is versatile, economical, and unisex
- Water supply is good for one to two hours of use
- BPA-free, frameless, ergonomic, and lightweight
- Reflective accents and comfortable straps
- Good for hiking, amusement parks, and festivals
- For bike rides, marathon training, and work outdoors
- Minimalist hydration pack for bicyclists
- Can be hard to clean and fill; possibly leaks
- Was smaller than expected said a few buyers
- Lid might not close right; could be hard to get back in when full
Your motion range of tasks, chores, sports, and activities is maximized with this narrow profile model. You can keep your hands free for walks or taking the dog out daily. It gives you the freedom to do what you want and not have to carry a water bottle to remain hydrated when you are away from a source of clean fresh water.
This Hydrobak item can support some extra things you may want to bring along for hikes, runs or walks, such as a phone, keys, or energy bars for snacking. There is an external pocket that can hold these things, plus the inside compartment where the bladder is can house some things too. A few people claim that the pocket is too small for use, but we found more people who said it was. This is not going to have all the room of a regular backpack. You just want something that can give you the hydration and a few extras that you need for a few hours of your activity.
Another good point for this product is that you can tuck the drinking nozzle and line under a shoulder strap when wearing it to keep it from being in the way. The manufacturer states that this hydration pack is best used for biking, but a few people said that they had trouble with the drinking tube while trying to ride. It might be better and safer to use when you stop for breaks.
Removing the bladder for filling it seems to be a personal preference, as some people claimed it would be difficult to do this without removing it while others thought it was easy. Regular water remains cold even in the sun, and if you put ice cubes in the bladder with the water, you will have ice water for many hours. The inside is insulated to keep liquids cold for you longer.
This is because even though there are several concerns from customers, not everyone had the same problems or comments. We mention the issues that we feel would be important in your decision-making of buying this item.
Your small essentials can be stored in the zippered-secure pocket on the outside, and you can be seen in low-light areas with reflective accents. The reflective strip is perfect for others in the area to see you and know that you are there. Other gear can support this visibility such as headlamps or reflective clothing to keep you safe. It will certainly make sure that you are detected in the late evening or early morning by others.
For those of you who must work outdoors and do not want to or cannot stop for hydration breaks, the Hydrobak is perfect. Sometimes work duties insist that you be out away from buildings or a source of water to keep hydrated, so this small to medium pack is fabulous for that.
The CamelBak Sabre does not compare at all with its poorer rating, very few reviews, larger size, and bigger capacity. When all qualities of these hydration packs are considered, the Hydrobak is smaller and lighter, has a better rating and more reviews sell at a higher price than its other family product counterparts.
Ease of Use
There were enough of these remarks to mention the problem in this review, but the majority of buyers said nothing about this. The maker states that refilling is easy with the ergonomic handle. Other users' comments include that the hydration pack is smaller than some people expected and that it is hard to clean and fill. If the design was truly flawed to the point of the pack leaking, it would stand to reason that this would be a major problem for every buyer. This is not the case.
Few people gave a bad rating for the Camelbak Hydrobak Pack for this to be a huge concern. They said that when refilling the bladder, they could not get the lid to go back on correctly. Even without the lid and in an upright position it still leaked for them. These buyers blamed the overall design of the product as if it was flawed somehow. Not enough details were given in any of the feedback to really pinpoint the problem or understand the issue. If it were a true flaw of the product design, surely more than just a handful of customers would be complaining about a leaking water bladder. Based on our research, we think that the Hydrobak is a recommendable item to keep the outdoor person hydrated for sports, activities, duties, tasks, and work.