CamelBak Octane 18X Hydration Pack

CamelBak Octane 18X Hydration Pack
Gear Reviews

CamelBak Octane 18X Earns 4.5 Out of 5 Stars

The expandable CamelBak Octane 18X is perfect for 3+ hours of any adventure. This Camelbak is awesome. I use it for running ultras and it fits well; there is no bouncing, I can fit a ton of stuff in it, and it has a 100 oz bladder. It’s the perfect pack for a long day of running or hiking.

Product Description:

Like all of the Octane series packs, the Octane 18X is made of ultra-light materials perfect for adventure racing, trail running or XC bike riding – anything where you need to move fast and minimize weight. Features a vertical zipper that opens to expand your cargo volume or zips up tight for a snug, low profile. Plus you get two additional stretch pockets on the front and two stash pockets on the waist belt and harness to keep your essentials always close at hand. For safety they’ve added reflectivity front and back and a whistle on the harness.


Hydration Capacity: 100 oz / 3 L

It’s designed to carry extra layers, ultra-light weather protection, food, head lamp, trail maps, compass, trekking poles.  Ultra-light materials, center expansion zip, essentials pocket, quick stash overflow storage, front and back reflectivity, and safety whistle make it fairly versatile.

Pros:

Super Lightweight. Plenty of room to carry gear internally and externally. Love the small pockets at the hips for snacks and that they are easily accessible. I like the vertical zipper that opens to expand your cargo volume. Low profile enough for biking or trail running.

Cons:

The hydration bladder is not my favorite. A little leaky and when the bladder is full, and it tends to slosh around a little bit. Be sure to tighten the straps down tight.

Bottom Line:

This is a solid pack for anyone who is going to be out on a long day trip and who wants to travel light and fast.