CamelBak Aurora Hydration Pack Review
With the CamelBak Aurora Hydration Pack, CamelBak pursues its aim to continually revolutionize the way people hydrate — reaching new heights through unparalleled innovations in hands-free drink delivery systems. The 2016 Aurora Hydration Pack boasts utmost convenience with its expansive storage for liquids, nutrition, electronic devices, first aid or survival kits, and other necessary outdoor accessories. This well-constructed CamelBak women’s hydration pack is loaded with maximum utility in a compact design.
CamelBak Aurora Hydration Pack Features
The 2016 version of the Aurora come in two vibrant colors: Oceanside blue and purple majesty. The material is emblazoned with subtle reflective embellishments to maintain the user’s visibility in low-light surroundings. The reflective back strip comes with a tab to clip on a blinker for enhanced safety during early morning or evening trips. The pack is made of high-quality nylon that offers unmatched durability.
The back panel utilizes a breathable air mesh design to achieve optimal comfort under sweltering conditions. It features air channels with individual foam pods that enable improved airflow to keep the back cool throughout the cycling tracks. The Aurora is engineered with women’s-targeted aesthetic and functionality features, which include its comparatively short back panel combined with the S-shaped, Velvetex-lined harness that ensures a comfortable, secure fit in the chest area.
Dimensions and Weight
The Aurora Hydration Pack is 5.5” in width, 7” in length, and 15” in height, and it weighs 8.8 oz. when empty. When completely filled with 2 liters of water, the pack weighs at nearly 6 lbs. However, you don’t need to worry. The weight is aptly proportioned to keep the pack light and remarkably efficient.
The pack includes the state-of-the-art “Antidote” reservoir, which has a self-sealing bite valve, wide-mouth opening, lightweight fillport, quick-snap cap, kink-resistant Pureflow tubing, and center baffling packaged in a low-profile, sleek design. The mouthpiece is taste-free and built with a Hydroguard-protected liner that offers superior anti-microbial protection. This 100% BPA and BPS free reservoir is easy to refill with the external quick-release flap located up front. It can carry up to 2 liters or 67.6 oz. of water — an ample amount of liquid to keep athletes hydrated through several hours of trail and marathon runs. The bladder is also easy to disengage and clean.
Along with the liquid reservoir are two external pockets — an overflow storage compartment and a bike tool organizer pocket — that provide storage for small, essential items such as keys, cards, cash, phone, light snacks, and medication. Overall, the pack can carry up to 183 cubic inches of gear. For larger capacity, the pack is equipped with stretchy elastic side panels for expansion in addition to dual compression straps that reduce it in size when the reservoir is empty. The expandable side panels also allow for overflow storage and can easily fit items like spare tubes, a light jacket, or anything of your smaller personal items.
While a lot of women use this hydration pack for cycling, the CamelBak Aurora Hydration Pack is equally ideal for running, hiking, trail running, canoeing, obstacle racing, and other similar activities. This running bag unequivocally packs a wallop with its sizeable storage, cutting edge design, hard-wearing structure, and comprehensive utility that suits the active lifestyle.