Camelbak Thermobak Hydration Pack Review

Rating: 4.5 (out of 5)

Camelbak ThermobakThe Camelbak Thermobak is the original and lightweight hydration pack from CamelBak, that has  been updated for 2015. It has been designed in a way that it will keep you comfortable while you are out on your trips, and make your hydration needs as convenient as possible. It has been manufactured with a very strong reservoirr to ensure that the water you carry is well protected.

It has been designed to be easy to use, and things like removing the bladder to refill the reservoir pack are made quick and easy. The ThermoBak is extremely durable and very easy to clean; you just use a cloth to wipe off and dirt and dust after each use. As with all CamelBak packs, you can expect the very highest quality throughout the design of the ThermoBak.

The ThermoBak has a very good seal that can be over tightened to prevent dirt and dust getting inside the pack. There is a stash pocket at the back panel is designed to store your personal items. It is also available in several different colors so you can opt for one that best suits your taste and requirements.

A closer look at the Camelbak Thermobak

Product dimensions

The dimensions of the ThermoBak are as follows:camelbak thermobak hydration pack

  • Height = 18 inches
  • Width = 10 inches
  • Depth = 3.5 inches
  • Weight = 1.2 pounds

Design and comfort

The Camelbak Thermobak has been designed with quality and durability in mind. It has quick release shoulder straps that you can easily unclip making it easy for the removal from your back. It also comes with sternum straps. These ensure that the CamelBak does not move around especially when you are physically active.

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The pack has a stow-away in the inbuilt pocket. It also has a D ring attachment points to add loads when need be to the load bearing vest or ruck. It has a very large opening for refilling the bladder. This makes refilling easy, fast and convenient for everyone. The pack has front zippers which allow for easy access to the external port. This makes it easy for filling and cleaning.

Reservoir capacity

The ThermoBak hydration pack features a larger reservoir capacity despite its overall small size. The 3 liter reservoir capacity keeps you hydrated throughout your trip. It also keeps water cool for a very long period of time. Amazingly the camelback has an off and on valve. This keeps the system from leaking through the mouthpiece.


Additional information

Bite vale with protective cover
Neoprene insulating sleeve on tube
Patented big bite valve
Tough abrasion resistant exterior

Camelbak-Thermobak-4aLast thoughts on the Camelbak Thermobak

CamelBak has designed this pack to a very high quality, as they do with all of their hydration packs. It is not the cheapest pack you will find on the market, but you are paying for the quality here. You are getting a pack that is extremely durable, as it was originally designed for military use. It is very streamlined and comfortable to wear, and provides ease of use too. The Camelbak Thermobak is another excellent pack to consider if you are looking for a 3 liter reservoir option.






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