Designed with the woman in mind, the Camelbak Charm hydration pack provides hands-free hydration for cyclists, trail runners, and other outdoor enthusiasts. It comes in a low and streamlined profile, which makes it the perfect alternative over big and bulky packs.
For hydration, the CamelBak Charm pack uses a BPA-free Antidote reservoir that can store up to 50 oz. (1.5 liters) of water or your favorite energy drink. There’s also a modest-sized compartment to hold your essentials, along with a front pocket to stash your phone or keys.
Key features of the Camelbak Charm hydration pack
This hydration pack is equipped with a 50 fl. oz. Antidote reservoir, a classic Camelback bladder that met several improvements over the years. Compared to its earlier incarnations, the new and improved Antidote features a larger access port for quicker refills and easier cleaning.
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It also has an integrated baffle to keep water from sloshing around too much as you move, while the Quick Link connection system allows trouble-free removal of the drinking tube. When it’s time to rehydrate, simply bite down and sip on the Big Bite Valve, and the HydroLock valve will automatically shut off the water when you’re done to prevent leakage.
Low and streamlined profile
The lightweight and minimalist design of the Camelbak Charm is the streamlined alternative over the bigger and bulkier backpacks. It has a shorter profile, with adjustable S-curved shoulder straps that offer some nice micro-adjustments on the fly.
The harness is also made with women-specific Velvetex lining to provide a comfy touch on your bare skin. Throw in a generously-padded mesh back panel for that easy and breezy feel, and you have a pack that’s lightweight, molds to your curves, and keeps you properly hydrated while on the road.
Since the Camelbak Charm is a minimalist pack, it can only carry a reasonable amount of supplies to take on quick runs and short outdoor trips. It will comfortably hold your smartphone, keys, wallet, energy bars, compass and maps, but don’t expect it to carry all your gear for weekend jaunts and all-day expeditions. Of course, it’s not exactly made to excel in this area, but still does a good job for a modest-sized pack.
This female-oriented pack is ideal for half-marathon distances or about 90 minutes of running without refill. Because it sits low, the Camelbak Charm is also highly recommended for cycling and won’t get in the way of your helmet.
Thanks to its lightweight features, the pack is barely noticeable on your back as you go. For safety, the pack features reflective details on the front and back, which helps increase your visibility in the early morning or at night. You may also add a safety light (sold separately) using the conveniently-placed webbing at the rear.
The Camelbak Charm hydration pack is available in a range of colors, including Camellia Pink, Diva Blue, Imperial Purple, Light Blue, and Lime Green Mango. It measures 2 by 6 by 12.5 inches (D x W x H) and weighs in at approximately 5.6 ounces. Camelbak has the Charm Hydration Pack covered with their limited lifetime warranty on parts and service.