CamelBak Skyline 10LR hydration pack review£100.00

Truly excellent low-weighted pack

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Just like its ‘Low Rider’ predecessors, the Charge and Volt, the Skyline is designed to sit all of its weight nice and low on your back.

This does mean the 10l pack looks a little boxy and struggles to house longer pumps. It comes with CamelBak’s acclaimed 3l lumbar bladder, which has a detachable hose for quick and easy refilling.

Related: Osprey Raptor 14 hydration pack

Inside the large main compartment are a couple of mesh organiser pockets, one with a tool roll. There’s a fleece-lined zipped pocket too, and the capacity to carry a full- or open-face helmet, plus one zipped and one stash pocket on the waist belt.

The skyline sits low and secure, and has plenty of compartments:
The skyline sits low and secure, and has plenty of compartments:

The Skyline sits low and secure, and has plenty of compartments

When you start throwing your weight from turn to turn it becomes clear just how well CamelBak has done here. The Skyline does a great job of staying put, and feels secure and comfy even during long stints in the saddle.

CamelBak’s superb bite valve makes drinking on the move fast and easy, though it does take time to get used to the new Tube Trap – a magnetic hook that holds the bladder hose to the shoulder strap – especially when you’re really gasping.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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