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Hydration is on the menu today.
- Hydration pack for winter activities
- 15L capacity fits comfortably on a chair lift
- Crux reservoir holds 2 liters of water
- Therminator shoulder harness insulates the drink tube
- Expands 6L for extra storage space
- Multiple pockets organize the essentials
- Item #CAM008A
- Q & A
Does the job
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Used this pack all last season. I agree with the above reviewer. The mouthpiece freezes quickly. I would try to remember to at least suck and spit, but as soon as you forget it freezes and you are then stuck carrying dead weight. I just don't think it's worth it unless its a warm day. Pack size is just right to keep you in the resort all day. Enough for an extra layer, snacks, goggles, and a few beers.
Great little winter pack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have two of these packs now, they work great for snow skiing and many other winter activities.
The "T" shaped zipper allows full access to the pack, which is great when things go to the bottom. The top pocket is large and perfect for those must-have items like phones, sun-screen, keys, batteries, etc.
The insulated tube doesn't really work so great, the valve is exposed (this is where the tube always freezes), I guess that the good part is you can put that valve in your mouth and warm it up fairly easily, but you must keep drinking on a regular basis if you want to avoid freezing it.
Could I used this for mountainbiking? I live in a fairly hot climate, and having the tubing covered in the strap might be nice... How big is this pack in comparison to a real life object (when not extended) Will it be fairly compact for mtb and maybe hiking day trips?
This will be kind of bulky for mountain biking, having the tubing covered is a plus but i'd go with a smaller liter pack for riding. You don't need the storage it offers if you're only using it for hiking and riding.
The pack is bigger than most mountain bike camelbacks, that being said I live in Alaska, and regularly take this hiking and mtn biking because I can fit an extra layer and rain gear in it. The straps control the empty pack well, but the top, where the pockets are, gets harder to use with the pack empty.