Friday, October 14, 2011

Review :: Camelbak Lobo [Update]

After carrying my Camelbak Lobo on both an 8-mile run and equidistant hike this weekend, I can reconfirm both its comfort and utility. Regarding carrying the Lobo while running, nothing has changed from my initial review. But as it pertains to hiking, I am even more pleased with the Lobo than I had anticipated. 

That's me and the Lobo on its inaugural hiking trip.
I planned a several-hour hike at the Sipsey Wilderness (report from that venture, here) with a couple of cameras. I intended to carry two small cameras [Panasonic LX3 and Agfa Billy Record], a monopod [Velbon RUP-40 w/Slik SBH-100 ballhead], KA-BAR knife, film, Leatherman utility tool, small medical/first aid pack, snacks, compass, trail maps, cell phone, other small necessities/accessories, and of course, a fairly full bladder of water.

Camelbak and Gear :: I know, a little over-prepared
Result: No problem. There wasn't any extra room, but everything fit sufficiently well. And perhaps most importantly, even though we went off-trail a bit (intentionally), none of the survival gear became necessary to use.

Please feel free to leave any comments regarding your own experiences, or questions you might have. I strive to make this as informative as possible.


  1. I really like my hydration pack, but i do not have the same style you have. I always take mine when i go on long bikes rides because its easier to drink that way!
    Thanks for the great blog!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I have recently started biking but haven't carried my Camelbak. I'll have to do that because I don't find it convenient to have to reach for my water.

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