|Your personal sherpa carrying all your needs on a long run|
Kovas and I were super excited when Camelbak sent us three 2012 hydration packs to try out: the Ultra LR, the Marathoner, and the Baja LR. See Kovas' reviews at Midwest Multisport Life.
|picture courtesy of MML|
The Ultra LR Vest features a 2L Antidote Lumbar Reservoir with Quick Link™ System, 1/4 turn - easy open/close cap, lightweight fillport, patented Big Bite™ Valve, HydroGuard™ technology, PureFlow™ tube, and an easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening. It also has adjustable hook and loop fasteners for the shoulder straps to fit different sized torsos (ideal if shared between two different sized individuals) and waist belt with additional pockets. A whistle and reflective accents add nice safety touches. The lumbar reservoir keeps the water weight low and your shoulders free to move. Of the two pack designs, I prefer the waist belt design - which helps keep the pack more securely in place for me.
|Camelbak Ultra LR vest|
The Marathoner is a typical running hydration pack with some extra nice features: 1/4 turn - easy open/close reservoir cap, a lightweight fillport, dryer arms, center baffling and low-profile design, patented Big Bite™ Valve, HydroGuard™ technology, PureFlow™ tube, and an easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening. Similar to the Ultra LR, the adjustable shoulder harness makes this a versatile pack for our family and the multiple chest straps keep it snug to minimize movement.
The Baja LR is a Stand Up Paddleboarding hydration vest. It is made of quick-drying material and has similar features as the Ultra LR - the Antidote Lumbar Reservoir with Quick Link™ System and the waist belt which keeps your shoulders free when paddling. The belt provides easy storage and a paddle holster. For safety, it has an attached whistle and is designed to carry an inflatable PFD. Great vest for a day of fun on the water!
|Testing the Baja LR on the Galien River|
So if you don't have someone to schlep your things (or even if you do), I'm sure one of the Camelbaks would be perfect for you!
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(Disclaimer: I was sent these products for free to review on my blog - courtesy of Camelbak, via Double Forte. I did not pay for the items, receive payment for this review, or agree to give them a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)
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