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Camelbak Aventura Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 124 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 20 reasons to buy the Aventura - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

99% of the reviewers give the Camelbak Aventura a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (89%)
Good (10%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Aventura

  • Many users love its color and all the extra storage pockets.
  • A lot of reviewers find the bag perfect for holding extra gear, has great construction and strong zippers.
  • Many owners thought it's very comfortable to wear.
  • Others like how the backpack fasteners in the front fit perfectly.
  • Skieers like how it holds plenty of fluid for an entire day of skiing.
  • Some users find the secure zip pockets a nice addition for snacks and clothing layers.
  • One user described it as truly functional in every way.
  • Many owners enjoy the easy to adjust chest and waist straps.
  • Some users noted how it feels very comfortable especially on the low back area.
  • Cyclists love how it comes with enough adjustments to make sure their stuff inside doesn't throw them off balance.
  • Four point compression and tool attachment features are also greatly praised by a lot of users.
  • Many hikers appreciate the extra attachment point feature for trekking poles.
  • A lot of users chose this bag for its excellent water capacity.
  • Other hikers particularly like the presence of back ventilation system that keep their back cool and dry.
  • Some users love using it for festivals, hiking, camping and skiing.
  • Many owners love the bladder and mouthpiece for its ability to hold water without leaking.
  • A lot of users thought the design of the bag is perfect fora woman's frame.
  • A lot of users noted how it fits around the hips perfectly.
  • Many reviewers enjoy the added padding on the back, shoulders and hip strap for maximum comfort.
  • Some owners find its wide belt very comfortable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said it's a bit pricey.
  • One owner said that the only thing that is a little frustrating is that you have to loosen the straps every time you want to get something out out your bag.


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Aventura models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength19-21 in (48-53 cm)
Width9-11 in (23-28 cm)
Height10-11 in (25-28 cm)

Popular Models

Camelbak Aventura 18

69% choose the Camelbak Aventura 18

69 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)

Camelbak Aventura 22

31% choose the Camelbak Aventura 22

31 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Camelbak Aventura 18 vs Aventura 22

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

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Camelbak Aventura bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Aventura 18 which is choosen by 69% (2.2 times as many as the 31% that choose the Aventura 22).

Aventura 18Aventura 22
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of both bags is the same. Both bags weight 2 oz.

If we look at dimensions, the Aventura 18 is 2 in (5 cm) longer than the Aventura 22 (19 vs. 21 in). It's 2 in (5 cm) wider (9 vs. 11 in), while the height is the same (both 11 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue. Only the Aventura 18 is available in purple.


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The Camelbak Aventura ranks #7 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

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vs All Bags

The Camelbak Aventura ranks #153 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Camelbak Aventura vs the Camelbak Helena.

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Camelbak Aventura vs Camelbak Helena

Camelbak Aventura
Camelbak Aventura

Based on 124 reviews
Weight: 2 oz

Camelbak Helena
Camelbak Helena


Based on 160 reviews

Weight: 1.5-2 oz
Price: $$

  • The Aventura is rated a little bit better than the Helena.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 284 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Aventura is the same weight as the biggest Helena (both 2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Aventura is available in these colors:

Only the Helena is available in these colors:

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Last updated on July 03, 2019