Active Junky Badass Gear Winner
Packed with features you’ve never missed before now, this Active Junky favorite owned the roads, trails and goat tracks around Puerto Varas, Chile. Enough volume plus unequaled hydration turn this model into the ideal hauler for women who aren’t afraid to leave it all on the single-track. Bite down on the magnetized valve but don’t forget to chew on this choice.
If you tackle serious trails on your mountain bike, then you’re ready for this model. With a women’s specific s-curved harness, there’s no stopping the NV. An Antidote reservoir employs a ¼-turn open-and-close system in tandem with a reliable Big Bite Valve for leak-free riding. Narrow enough to dodge branches on Colorado singletrack, NV was up for the challenge on Chile’s volcanic terrain. Generous volume plus tight load control proved advantageous during downhill runs on the Desolation Trail.
Tester Quote: “Hard to find much I’d change on the pack. CamelBak’s construction is bomb-proof, even after repeated day rides and cross-country pushes.”
Best For: Hard-riding women prepared for bad weather and mechanicals
- NV back panel
- Magnetic tube trap
- Women's-specific s-curved harness
- Integrated rain cover
- Helmet hooks
- Bike tool organizer pocket
- Dual waist belt pockets.
Size: 11L (671 cu in) + 3L Reservoir
Weight: 1 lb 13 oz
Materials: Arrow 100D nylon.