CamelBak Blowfish Hydration Pack Review

Rating: 5 (out of 5)

The CamelBak Blowfish hydration pack is like a breath of fresh air in this overstocked segment of CamelBak Blowfishthe cycling industry. Since most hydration packs on the market are experience-specific: – there are All-Mountain-Packs, Trail-Riding-Packs and XC-Race-Packs, it is nice to find one that you can use regardless of what type of trip you are going on.

It is simply a spacious pack capable of holding all the water and gear you need for your ride. There is enough room for you to store your entire collection of riding accessories – leg warmers, rain shell, spare gloves, headbands etc. Alternatively , you can fit the CamelBak Blowfish with a week’s worth of food or a shop’s worth of food simply by unzipping the expansion panel to expand the pack from 735 cu in to 1037 cu in.

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CamelBak Blowfish hydration features and capacity

The CamelBak Blowfish Hydration Pack is equipped with a 70 fl. oz. Antidote reservoir which can hold 3 liters of water, enough to last for a whole day. What’s more, you no longer have to stop and take the reservoir out of the pack each time you need to take a sip thanks to CamelBak’s Quick Link connection system. The system consists of a drinking tube, mouthpiece and valve.

The Big Bite valve has been ergonomically designed for easy drinking. It only opens when you apply a light pressure with your teeth. The quick Link connection system also allows you to add accessories such as insulated tubes, fresh filter, flow meter or tube director to the hydration system with ease.

CamelBak Blowfish reviewDesign and comfort features

You do not have to worry about load imbalances when wearing the CamelBak Blowfish Hydration Pack as it comes with ergonomically designed adjustable should straps, a removable hip belt and a slider sternum strap, all of which can be used to adjust how the bag fits on your back. Moreover, the sides are fitted with compression straps to ensure that your loads stay stable in the bag without moving about.

You do not have to deal with sweaty back during our rides as CamelBak designed the Blowfish with an Air Channel back panel offering a breathable mesh material that keeps air flowing around your back to keep you cool and comfortable.

CamelBak Blowfish storage compartments

The front compartment can only be described as cavernous and it offers plenty of storage space. Moreover, there is a zippered expansion panel that allows you to increase the size of the front compartment at will. You can store anything, from your sweaty clothes to running shows in this compartment.

CamelBak Blowfish hydration pack

The front organizer pocket’s primary job is to help you organize small essentials. Just behind it is a top accessed zippered media device pocket that is suitably lined to protect any scratch sensitive gadgets you may need to carry on your ride.

The reservoir occupies its own dedicated zippered compartment. Making it easier to access and fill. Tightening the reservoir’s quick-snap reservoir cap only takes a quarter turn.

Hydration pack specificationsCamelBak-Blowfish-5a

  • Hydration reservoir capacity: 2 liters (70 fluid ounces)
  • Cargo capacity: 735 cu. in. to 1037 cu. in.
  • Empty pack weight: 1 lb. 4 oz. (0.58 kg)
  • Torso length: up to 21 in.

Final thoughts on the CamelBak Blowfish

Designed for the on-road and off-road cyclists, the Blowfish hydration pack from CamelBak offers an expandable cargo capacity so you can fit more things into the pack. You can zip the extra cargo capacity closed if you do not need to use it so it provides a more streamlined pack in this case.

The external pockets are useful for carrying essential items and any extras you may want to take with you on your ride. The CamelBak Blowfish is really comfortable to wear, and comes with all the usual innovation and design features that are apparent in all CamelBak hydration packs.

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