CamelBak Charge 10LR hydration pack review

Versatile 2 litre pack

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £84.99 RRP | AUD $149.95 | USD $98.99

Our review

Comfortable and stable, with plenty of storage and good-sized pockets
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With its unusual 2-litre lumbar reservoir that wraps around your lower back, the Charge LR feels more like a bumbag than a full-on hydration pack.


Because the bladder sits at the bottom, the main section is slender even when loaded. It’s crammed with compartments and straps, including a fleece lined phone pocket and a stretchy external pouch that’s ideal for stowing a jacket in.

The fit is excellent and the adjustable sternum strap is perfectly positioned. We’d prefer the waist strap to be a little wider, but the pack barely moves on your back. The stretchy weatherproof material means it can also hold a lot more than its 10-litre stated volume would lead you to believe too.

CamelBak charge 10 lr pack:
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Plenty of storage room


The hip pockets are the icing on the cake – they’re big enough to load with energy bars and tools, and are easy to access without removing the pack.

Product Specifications


Name Charge 10LR pack (14)
Brand CamelBak

Available Colours Black Green Red
Capacity 8
Water Capacity 2