The Mazama Windigo 3L Reservoir has worked really well for the applications I managed to use It for. This would be mostly for backpacking but I also used it on a kayaking trip and actually drank more water from it then than when hiking. To read the rest of the update please click here.
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.