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Camelbak FlashFlo Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 252 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the FlashFlo - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

63% of the reviewers give the Camelbak FlashFlo a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (48%)
Good (15%)
Average (17%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (12%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak FlashFlo

  • Reviewers said that it is comfortable, stays in place pretty good, extra pouch to store phone, key, bar, etc.
  • Other users said that the hose clip on belt works excellent, as does the garment clip.
  • Many users said that it is a great pack to use this for outdoor activities such as wood cutting and splitting, yard work and strength training such as sled pushes and pulls.
  • Reviewers also said that it is the right choice when you don’t need a backpack-style hydration pack.
  • Users said that it is small, light easy to travel with.
  • Some reviewers said that the bladder is best filled out of the pack and easily comes out and goes back in. The quarter turn to lock cover is easy and does not leak.
  • Reviewers agreed that the pack is durable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some reviewers complained that the waist straps do not hold during a run.They had to readjust them constantly to keep the pack from falling off.
  • Some other users complained that it bounces as the water is consumed.
  • Reviewers complained that this pack has only one clip, and has no space to add another on the other side.


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak FlashFlo models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.8 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

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Weight iconWeight0.8 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Camelbak FlashFlo features:
  • Compression straps

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


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The Camelbak FlashFlo ranks #56 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

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The Camelbak FlashFlo ranks #2887 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Camelbak FlashFlo vs the Camelbak Palos.

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Camelbak FlashFlo vs Camelbak Palos

Camelbak FlashFlo
Camelbak FlashFlo


Based on 252 reviews
Weight: 0.8 oz
Price: $$

Camelbak Palos
Camelbak Palos

Based on 141 reviews

Capacity: 2.5 l
Weight: 1 oz

  • The FlashFlo is rated slightly worse than the Palos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 393 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest FlashFlo is 25% lighter than the biggest Palos (0.8 oz vs 1 oz).

Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Palos is available in these colors:

The Camelbak Flashflo and Palos hydration belts are wonderful and unique alternatives to the bottle-based pack systems that are usually available on the market for outdoor enthusiasts. Unlike the standard hydration vests that are usually designed with short-term footraces in mind, the Flashflo and Palos bags distribute the weight of the liquid they are intended to contain in a lumbar reservoir around the hips, which functions more ergonomically and allows for more storage space for other outdoor accessories.

The Camelbak Flashflo differs from the Palos through its smaller hydration bladder, which allows the Flashflo to hold more of the aforementioned outdoor accessories. Conversely, the Palos holds more water, and is equipped to stabilize the additional weight on the user's lower lumbar in order to prevent injury.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019