By greenspan September 26, 2009
Life is so full of experiences where gear that you bought just didn't live up to the hype of the marketing. THIS is not one of those experiences.
I needed a pack to do a few things:
1 - carry water
2 - hold my keys and wallet
3 - carry emergency bike repair kit
4 - carry my ipod up high so I'd have a short run for the earphone
The Camelbak Mayhem does all of that perfectly. Perfectly. It's a wonderfully versatile and tough pack that can carry a lot of gear if you need it to. It does all of this very comfortably. Its light enough and designed well enough that it wont interfere with anything youre doing on the bike. It doesnt rub or chafe anywhere. Unless you have something super heavy in it like a bag of concrete you wont even notice it while youre riding.
The hydration pack has a huge opening up top...so big that I can use the ice and water dispenser on my fridge to fill it up...I don't need to put ice in by hand or use the sink to fill it. AND this opening is big enough that I can fit my whole hand through it this makes clean up a breeze. Ive got a big hand too this is a very important feature for being able to keep your hydration bag clean and dry after you use it.
Light, tough, durable, and versatile. I'm actually happy I spent the 90 bucks on this thing...it's not often you'll catch me saying that. This gear is worth every penny.
I wish I could say that my skills have improved because of the bag or that my race times are shorter or that all the chicks stop me to ask me out while I'm wearing it but that would be overplaying my hand. It is what it is...a very good hydration pack/gear bag. Get one....now.
Nailed It? 0 Yes
- 1680D and 1000D Nylon
- 700cu in (11.5L)
- Reservoir Volume:
- 100oz (3L)
- 1 Main pocket, 1 small front, 2 mesh side, 1 padded and weather resistant media pocket
- Waist Belt:
- Compression Straps:
- Bite Valve:
- Big Bite Valve
- 2lb 6oz (1,070g)
- Recommended Use:
- Biking, hiking, skiing, boarding
- [Pack] 2 Years; [bladder] lifetime
- Country of Origin: