A Camelbak is a fantastic way to remain hydrated in the mountains whether it is for a backcountry expedition or a family holiday to your local resort. There are loads of Camelbak options out there with some having storage pockets like a backpack incorporated into the hydration bladder holder. We had a look through the Camelbak range and selected the StoAway model in a 3 Litre capacity for our trip. We chose this model because it would slot nicely into our hiking packs due to the design, which was slim and was primarily built to hold only the hydration bladder and therefore meant it wasn’t going to create unnecessary bulk in our backpacks. If you wanted one that you could use as a backpack as well there are loads of Camelbak models out there that would meet that need.
The StoAway has some pretty cool features which are all detailed and explored more in the video. The features include an insulated body, hose and nozzle, which protects against freezing in alpine climates and excessive warming in hot climates. It also has a drainage point at the bottom of the pack that provides an easy exit for excessive liquid should the bladder be overfilled. Another cool feature of this Camelbak is that it has an easy access point to where the hose attaches to the bladder via a zip at the bottom of the pack; this makes the hose easy to feed through a hydration point on a hiking pack or daypack. Lastly, the StoAway features an easy half twist locking mechanism on the hydration bladder which makes for a no fuss unlock and lock meaning you don’t have to turn the lid stacks of times to get it tightened.
We hope you enjoy this video of an “infield” review we did of this product recently from up on the NSW main range!
Until next time,
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