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Camelbak Arete Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

3.47 based on 203 reviews
Camelbak Arete
82% of the Camelbak Arete reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (62%)
Good (20%)
Average (8%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (6%)


Specs across all Arete models
Capacity iconCapacity16.5-20 l (1007-1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.7-0.8 oz (0.3-0.4 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height8-9 in (20-23 cm)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Camelbak Arete:

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Arete

  • A lot of users thought that the Camelbak Arete hydration pack is lightweight and minimalist yet it could hold things through its stuff sack.
  • Other users found that it is a good addition to a larger multi-day pack.
  • Reviewers note that it is an efficient reservoir pack to serve as their hydration solution.
  • Other reviewers said that it has several attractive designs to choose from.
  • Several users observed the bag is comfortable to carry.
  • Many of those who have tried the pack thought that it is versatile.
  • They also mentioned that the pack could be used for travel, short day hikes, or climbing.
  • Others also said that its hydration system could be folded into a pint-size pouch making it a compact bag to stash on the backpack.
  • Many testers noted that it is handy and portable.
  • According to those who have used the pack, the reservoirs are BPA free.
  • Reviewers pointed out that the bag is water repellent.
  • Users noted that the color of the pack is eye-catching.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user remarked that it was difficult to get the hydration bladder in and out of the pack.
  • Another user noted that the bladder tends to leak after a few uses.



Popular Models


Camelbak Arete 18

75% choose the Camelbak Arete 18

Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity16.5 l (1007 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.7 oz (0.3 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)


Camelbak Arete 22

25% choose the Camelbak Arete 22

Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Purple
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.8 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Camelbak Arete features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ultralight
  • Sternum strap

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Camelbak Arete models (the most popular choice is the Arete 18).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
1816.5 l0.7 oz0.04 oz/L
2220 l0.8 oz0.04 oz/L


Camelbak Arete
Average for 17,986+ different bags




Rankings


vs Camelbak Bags

The Camelbak Arete ranks #40 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

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39Camelbak Arete
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41Camelbak Franconia
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42Camelbak Delaney
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vs All Bags

The Camelbak Arete ranks #1413 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1411Camelbak Pursuit
3.47
Camelbak Pursuit
1412Camelbak Arete
3.47
Camelbak Arete
1413Burton Cadet
3.47
Burton Cadet
1414Geigerrig Tactical
3.47
Geigerrig Tactical
1415Timberland Jay Peak
3.47
Timberland Jay Peak

Bag ID 31696. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019

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