Few things are as important for peak performance as hydration. The CamelBak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack offers a massive 102 ounce hydration reservoir without being too bulky or cumbersome. It is perfect for serious hikers, runners, and other outdoor adventurers who don’t want to have to worry about when they will be able to refill their water storage. Additional storage lets you bring along everything else you need on your next trip and the excellent Air Channel back panel will keep your back cool at all times. For less than $100, this hydration pack is perfect for all but the most serious of performance levels without breaking the bank!
The 3 liter antidote reservoir features an easy open/close Quick Link mechanism and Big Bite valve. The HydroGuard technology also lets you completely turn off the water flow when necessary. The pack’s main zip compartment offers ample room for storage, while the wide zipper opening enables wearers to easily access their items while keeping snacks and gear from falling out of the backpack.
In addition to the large water reservoir and main panel-opened storage compartment, the CamelBack Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack comes equipped with a great number of extra compartments and attachment points for hiking, running, and camping gear. The front panel pocket features an organizer and key clip. There are several attachment points, trekking pole loops, and extendable side pockets that vastly increase this item’s functionality. It is built to last, visually appealing, and simply an overall high-quality item. The four point compression system and lower back air ventilation with individual mesh foam pods make the pack extremely comfortable, even when fully loaded. It also comes with an adjustable sternum strap and removable webbing waist belt that allows for attachment of additional gear like flash lights, head lamp or sun glasses.
- Model year: 2015
- Material: Polyester (1100 Ladder & 420 Nylon w/ DWR & 1000 mm PU coating)
- Number of main pockets: 3
- Dimensions: 10.92 x 11.7 x 18.72 inches
- Capacity: 3 liters (about 102 fluid ounces)
- Warranty: Backed by CamelBak lifetime guarantee
- Colors: Dusky Green/Black Olive, Rooibos/Black Olive
- Made in Philippines, Mexico
Overall, this is a great addition to any outdoor enthusiast’s arsenal. It is functional, comfortable, and versatile, with great color options to choose from. The large hydration reservoir offers enough storage for even the longest hikes and the many attachment points and easy-access pockets make using it easy and fun. In all, this pack deserves a solid 5/5 rating.
Pros & Cons:
The most appealing features of this hydration pack are its versatility and how comfortable it is. The manufacturer has not just designed a perfect hydration solution but the Swiss Army knife of hydration packs for almost all levels of outdoor performance. The only concern would be that the fabric itself may not be quite rugged enough for ultra-elite outdoor athletes or excursions where it would frequently be scraped across rocks and other abrasive surfaces. However, anyone not aiming to embark on such tours de force will be well-equipped with this outstanding hydration pack.
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