Patrick H.wrote a review of CamelBak Classic Hydration Pack on July 20, 2011
In preparation for a recent multi-day music festival, I looked at a bunch of lite pack styles. After considering a lumbar pack, I came across the classic Camelbak hydration pack and it met all of my criteria (pack size, bladder volume, weight support, etc.). I've heard nothing but good things from friends who have purchased the Camelbak brand packs so I decided to pull the trigger and buy it.
After attending the festival, I can honestly say that this was one of the best gear investments I've ever made. It is well made with durable materials and the design of the pack has a lot of great features such as a clip for mouthpiece in order to hold the tube in place, mini pocket in the front, breathable mesh straps to keep you cool and a handle on the bladder opening to keep the bag upright as you are filling it and reapplying the cap (thereby preventing spillage). It was the perfect capacity for the storage of my essentials (camera, granola bars, sunscreen and sunglasses case).
I easily recouped the value that this pack provides in that one festival weekend and I will be highly recommending this pack to my fellow festies from here on out.