A Sierra Trading Post opened nearby this weekend, and when I saw this there I had to have it. In one sense, its a lot for a glorified water bag, but ive had my current Camelbak for nearly five years of bicycle-touring and its been priceless.
Heres a pic of old and new bag:
The Octane 18x has a lot of nice features my old one doesnt, namely
* a few handy little pouches to stow stuff. One on each shoulder strap and one on each hip strap. Thats an EZ-Pass in the righthand strap
* it holds 3 liters of water, not two.
* it has a full backpack pouch in it, rather than a tiny pocket
I can see using this for hiking.
I tried it out tonight and all the little pouches were accessible with gloves on. So im very happy with this pack. If you can find it on sale, even better.
Last edited by BigGuppy; 8th October 2017 at 19:24.