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CamelBak Women’s Chase Vest review

A neat hydration and storage solution for the trails

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £90.00 RRP | USD $100.00 | EUR €103.00 | AUD $150.00
CamelBak Women’s Chase vest

Our review

Lightweight and stable, this vest is perfect for enduro racing and rides where few supplies are needed
Pros: Eight smartly-arranged pockets let you organise your belongings while keeping bulk low; robust bladder; female-specific cut really does the job
Cons: Drinking hose could be a little shorter and more flexible
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As its name suggests, the CamelBak Chase is designed as a vest, even though it looks more like a pack with extra-wide shoulder straps.

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It’s one of the best options I’ve tested for short rides when you don’t need to carry too much gear.

While many backpacks bounce about and waist packs can spin around your middle, the Chase sits high on your back and I found it really stable and barely noticeable when riding, no matter how rowdy the terrain.

The harness, with its women’s-specific fit, keeps it securely in place and offers plenty of easily-accessible storage for your phone, snacks and the like. It’s really handy to not have to take the pack off to get to your stuff.

The Chase holds 1.5l of water and has a total volume of 2.5l, so there’s not a whole lot of space if you’re packing a full bladder. There’s room for a thin waterproof, pump and other essentials, though, especially if you use a frame strap to carry your spare tube.

CamelBak’s Crux reservoir is included, which can be tricky to fill to capacity because the opening is so big, although this does make it easier to clean.

The drinking hose is quite thick and not that bendy when you try to guide it to your mouth. It’s also rather long, so tapped my thighs occasionally when pedalling (but could always be cut down).

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CamelBak’s Women’s Chase vest is ideal for enduro racing and riding as well as other occasions when you don’t need to carry many supplies.

Product Specifications

Product

Price AUD $150.00EUR €103.00GBP £90.00USD $100.00
Brand Camelbak

Features

Features Women's Specific Fit: Engineered to fit a woman's frame
3D Vent Mesh: Multi-directional air flow and cushioning to maximize comfort and breathability
Dual Adjustable Sternum Straps: Offer a range of adjustments for a custom fit and increased stability
Exterior pockets: 8
Bag capacity 2.5l
Bladder capacity 1.5l