CamelBak made the original ‘un-bottled’ hydration system and each year they keep on building on their roots. Their new range features a reworked Mayhem pack that gets an upped load volume to 11.5 litres.
There’s a main pocket with a hugely deep zip for easy access, an organised front pocket for tools and assorted essentials and a padded top-access pocket to keep a digital camera, MP3 player or small video camera safe. There’s also a mesh jacket-swallowing stash pocket. The pack takes a three-litre bladder (supplied) and also benefits fromCamelBak’s Air Director back panel to minimise sweaty back syndrome. The harness is very comfortable and stable, no matter whether the pack is loaded or lightly filled, and the durability has been exemplary so far. All in all, a perfect trail pack for everything but big epic days in the saddle. Available in black or Camo Coyote.