Camelbak Daystar review

Of the two women's rucksacks on test, the Daystar features a superior, truly women specific fit. The harness has a shorter back length and the shoulder straps are comfortably shaped to fit around the bust.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £49.99 RRP
Camelbak Daystar

Our review

A Camelbak with all the functionality especially designed to fit the female form.
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The Daystar features a superior, truly women specific fit. The harness has a shorter back length and the shoulder straps are comfortably shaped to fit around the bust. Plus, they’re set closer at the top to accommodate narrower physiques.

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An adjustable sternum strap is placed higher (no nipple rub!) while the removable waistbelt curves over the hips. Interestingly, the shoulder straps are adjusted from the bottom – not as easy to tug tight on the fly. Camelbak bladders are reliable and the tube comes with an on/off switch and a bite valve cover to keep it clean. The 2 litre bladder is easy to access from its own zippered compartment, which keeps it cooler.

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Our only gripe is that the hose has nowhere to hang so it tends to dangle. Total cargo capacity is 14 litres, with numerous organiser pockets and a music pouch. The daisy chain looks purposeful but a bungee would be more useful – as would some reflective piping.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Daystar
Brand CamelBak

Capacity 14
Reflective Piping/Accents No
Waterproof No
Weight (g) 820
Available Colours Black Blue
Closure Mechanism Buckles Zip
Shell Material Cordura