Stay properly hydrated during your high mountain escapes.
With enough room for an overnight backpacking trip or a serious, single-day big mountain objective, the CamelBak Pursuit 24 LR Backpack allows you to carry everything you need for your stay in the high country while staying properly hydrated. Fitted with Camelbak's SV backpanel, the Pursuit will keep your back cool and comfortable thanks to a supportive, yet open design that allows air to pass between your back and the pack. The load bearing belt takes the weight off your shoulders and back, so you can carry it more efficiently on your hips. The bag comes equipped with CamelBak's proven Antidote lumbar reservoir, which enables you to take a swig while you're on the go with the just the turn of a knob. A 100oz capacity is more than enough water for a full-day in the mountains, so you never get back to the trailhead panting for water.
- Independent suspension system
- Internal frame with load bearing hip belt
- SV suspended open mesh back panel
- Top zippered access
- 210D dynagin ripstop nylon
- 100oz Antidote lumbar reservoir
- Quick Link hose system
- Zippered top pocket
- Large zippered hip cargo pocket
- Four-point compression system
- Two gear loops
- Item #CAM003X
- Q & A
Good - but could be great
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use this pack for longer day hikes where I need a little more capacity - it serves this purpose well.
• The frame and suspension are very comfortable, supportive, and allow for air flow behind the back.
• Capacity is in line with a large day pack, but I doubt there’s room for the “overnight backpacking trip” mentioned in the description unless you went sans sleeping bag and shelter.
• The side pockets are large enough to carry a Nalgene bottle, and the top pockets open wide to give easy access to all those little things lurking inside.
• The zipper tabs are easy to see and grab when my fingers are cold and becoming lifeless.
Room for Improvement: A few issues keep this pack from being exceptional in my book.
• The lumbar reservoir is a pain to both insert in the back panel and to dry when at home, so much so that I’m using Nalgene bottles rather than the reservoir. Adding a sleeve in the back panel for a traditional reservoir would make it more versatile.
• The pack adjustment straps on the waist and shoulders are very long, leaving me to deal with those pesky trailing ends. These same straps slip rather easily through their buckles and require tightening many times during a long day.
• Changing the buckle male/female arrangement on the compression straps would allow them to be used for strapping something to the back of the pack.
• And finally, the zippers are very light and somewhat difficult to close completely when the pack is anywhere near full. While I haven’t had a zipper fail yet, I am concerned about their longevity.
Bottom Line: I like this pack and would probably buy it again. It’s just that a few tweaks would take it from good to great.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this as my first daypack other than a book bag. I've hiked close to 70 miles with this pack already and have had no issues. When I first got it the straps would rub my arms when walking but after a few adjustments this was no longer an issue. I've used this pack from hiking trails and small mountains in oklahoma to scrambling up summits in Colorado and the pack stays tight against me without ever feeling unbalanced or having any noticeable weight loaded with 20lbs of water and gear. I have also used this pack as an over night pack on small outings. All in all this is a great pack and I would buy it again.