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

3.42
based on 238 reviews

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Reviews Summary


80% of the Camelbak Arete reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (62%)
Good (18%)
Average (8%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (9%)


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.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Arete models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity16.5-20 l (1007-1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.7-0.85 oz (0.3-0.4 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height8-9 in (20-23 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
School
Sport



Popular Models


Camelbak Arete 18

75% choose the Camelbak Arete 18

75 %
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

25 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Purple
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.85 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




Camelbak Arete 18 vs Arete 22


The two most popular Camelbak Arete models are the Arete 18 and the Arete 22, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Camelbak Arete bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Arete 18 which is choosen by 75% (3 times as many as the 25% that choose the Arete 22).

Arete 18Arete 22
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Arete 18 is typically around $20 cheaper than the Arete 22, but check the deals before you buy.

Arete 18Arete 22
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Arete 18 has a capacity of 16.5 l, while the Arete 22 has a capacity of 20 l.

Arete 18Arete 22
Biggest

For a traveller, the 4 L (244 cuin) difference equals around 1 pair of shoes.

Packing the Arete 18
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Arete 22
shoes
1

If you are an athlete, the 4 L difference equals 1 blouse and 2 protein bars.

Packing the Arete 18
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Arete 22
blouse
1
protein_bar
2

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 shorts.

Packing the Arete 18
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Arete 22
shorts
1

Check how you can pack the Arete here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Arete 18 is 0.2 kg (5.3 oz) lower than the weight of the Arete 22.

Arete 18Arete 22
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Arete 18 and the Arete 22 has the same length (16 in). Both bags are the same width (9 in), while the height of the Arete 18 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Arete 22 (8 vs. 9 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue, green, grey and red. Only the Arete 22 is available in purple.




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 l0.85 oz0.04 oz/L


Camelbak Arete
Average for 20,280+ different bags




Rankings


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The Camelbak Arete ranks #2133 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on March 17, 2019