Camelbak Lobo Hydration Pack Review

CamelBak-2016-Lobo-Hydration-PackIn today’s review, we’re going to take a look at the all-inclusive CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack. CamelBak has gotten a lot of attention lately, and after our very positive experience reviewing the Camelbak HydroPak, we were anxious to give the Lobo a try.

CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack – Specifications

In spite of being on the smaller side, the CamelBak Lobo would make a great, compact bag for a 5k or 10k runner, or even cyclers riding for more than 3 hours, as it gives you enough room to store your essentials while remaining non-intrusive. Additionally, CamelBak’s mantra, ‘If we built it, we’ll Bak it” made us optimistic, because when a company guarantees a lifetime warranty on their product, you can pretty much be assured that you’re purchasing a high-quality item that can withstand some heavy use.

Camelbak Lobo – Exterior

This 100% Nylon knitted running bag comes with three pockets on the outside and weighs only 1.4 lbs. With a total capacity of 200 cubic inches (3.28 Litres) plus the 3L Reservoir, the Camelbak Lobo offers plenty of storage space both for your essentials as well as your water. The Lobo backpack stretches at a torso length of 16 in (41cm), and the XV Back Panel comes with removable belts that stretch up to 0.75” (20 mm) and features a nice Ultra-light 3D Mesh.

Safeguard Your Essentials

The Lobo had some particularly nice features that we thought deserved recognition. These include the dual helmet hooks (perfect for biking, hike, or rock climbing), a magnetic tube trap, and a pocket organizer specifically designed for bike tools.

One great thing about this backpack that bikers would enjoy is that it gives you the ease of keeping yourself hydrated during your ride without stopping. Its compatible extension belts fit easily with your water containers, which makes it more comfortable to use.CamelBak-2016-Lobo-Hydration-Pack-1

Variety of Colors

Along with the well-designed exterior features, this backpack is available in a number of radiant and vibrant colors including the following:

  • Blue / Sulphur Springs
  • Charcoal / Ember
  • Charcoal / White
  • Charcoal / Atomic Blue
  • Exuberance / Charcoal
  • Imperial Blue / Charcoal
  • Black

Great Value: The comprehensive running pack comes in at $99.00 with limited period discounts available on various sites globally. A high-quality product with numerous features that will serve your purpose and more…

In a Nutshell

The Camelback Lobo Hydration Pack is a particularly good running hydration pack because CamelBak’s designers went out of their way to accommodate the bag’s functionality for a number of different users, including runners, bikers, and hikers. It’s sleek, stylish, well-designed, and priced at only $99.00, which we think it is a great value considering the lifetime warrantee. Here’s brief list of points you should know before purchasing the Lobo by CamelBak:


  • Affordable Price
  • Efficient Organizing – Well-designed compartment space means you can keep yourself organized (the compartment designed for bike tools is particularly handy)
  • Well-thought out design that offers roomy pocket space for your essentials
  • Extremely Lightweight
  • High-quality Hydration Reservoir
  • Offered in a variety of attractive color combinations


Could be a bit small depending on your needs

Final Thoughts

The CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack is a stylishly designed spill and leak proof hydration pack with ample storage space and a great hydration feature. The hydration reservoir – and the bag as a whole – are particularly easy to clean, and the color doesn’t fade (even after the several washes we put it through). After reviewing the HydroBak and now the Lobo, we’re very impressed with what Camelbak has been producing. We would definitely recommend taking a close look at the CamelBak Lobo if you’re in the market for a new hydration running pack.