Since my last update I have continued to use the Camelbak Ultra LR several times a week, mostly for bike rides and for day hiking. However, for the past week and a half I have actually used it more like it was designed to be used. Yes, I have been running, but I should not be confused with a serious runner. To read the rest of the update including the complete report please click here.
The Camelbak Ultra LR has proven to be a pretty cool hydration vest, and I mean that literally. First of all, we experienced record setting heat during the last week of June with several days topping 100 F. For example it was 108 on June 29th. I remember because it was my wedding anniversary… Anyways, I tried to walk either real early or late in the afternoon during this time. I would still get pretty sweaty, but by filling the hydration reservoir with ice before adding my water, I was able to keep a cool drink handy and the pack actually felt like it was helping to keep my lower back a little cooler. To read the rest of the update along with the entire review please click here.
Camelbak has been creative innovative hydration solutions since 1988. The Camelbak Marathoner Vest was created by Camelbak with marathon training and trail running in mind. It has includes some unique features that could help you out with all those miles you put in. Check out my initial review by clicking here.
Over the next few months I will be reviewing the Camelbak Ultra LR. This hydration pack is designed for the runner, or more specifically, the long distance runner. However, besides the fact that it is designed to ride very snugly and with little movement, it has several other features which I think will be good for bike riding and day hiking. Please click here to read the rest of the review.
The first pack that I ever bought when I started seriously hiking about five years ago was a Camelbak. I found it locally, liked that it came with a water bladder, and it fit within my poor college student budget. Well, I’ve grown up, but my taste in packs is still with Camelbak, especially with their CamelBak® Fourteener, which they sent me to review. The improvements in the basic overall design of the CamelBak® Fourteener versus my old Camelbak are really noticeable and had definitely resulted in a pack that I’d buy even if it didn’t come with their newly redesigned bladder. I recently took the CamelBak® Fourteener up Pleasant Mountain, a local peak where I got my first winter hike in a couple years ago, with my husband and dog. To hear about my trip with the CamelBak® Fourteener you can click here. To read my full report and thoughts about just the CamelBak® Fourteener, click here.
pausing for hydration
A lot of my outdoor activities are spontaineous. It is great to be able to take my Fairfax, quickly fill the reservoir with water, put a snack and a few essentials in the pockets, and be on my way in a few minutes.