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Camelbak Fourteener Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.51
based on 380 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Fourteener - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


95% of the reviewers give the Camelbak Fourteener a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (86%)
Good (9%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Fourteener

  • Several users noted that the Camelbak Fourteener backpack is designed with comfort in mind.
  • A reviewer thought that it would be entirely functional when used in alpine hiking and casual outings.
  • Reviewers lauded its ability to remain stable even if used rough terrains.
  • Testers found it easy to hold water reservoirs easily.
  • Users also praised the bag for having several pockets to store things securely.
  • Users also noted that it is easy to clean the reservoir due to its broad mouth feature.
  • Several reviewers have pointed out that the reservoir can be refilled quickly without removing it from the bag.
  • Other reviewers found that it distributes load evenly, providing a comfortable use.
  • Testers noticed that its back panel provides ventilation to the back of the users.
  • Reviewers pointed out that the main compartment can hold several belongings.
  • According to those who have used it, its tool loop and the lash point made it easy for them to attach gears securely.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that getting things from the pockets while the pack is being used is a bit awkward.
  • Another reviewer said that the bladder seam might be too fragile.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Fourteener models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity18.5-24 l (1129-1465 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.5-2.6 oz (1.1-1.2 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width10-11 in (25-28 cm)
Height8-10 in (20-25 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Camelbak Fourteener 24

67% choose the Camelbak Fourteener 24

67 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Orange
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity24 l (1465 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


Camelbak Fourteener 20

33% choose the Camelbak Fourteener 20

33 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Orange
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity18.5 l (1129 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)




Camelbak Fourteener 20 vs Fourteener 24


The two most popular Camelbak Fourteener models are the Fourteener 20 and the Fourteener 24, so let's compare them:

The Fourteener 20
Camelbak Fourteener 20

The Fourteener 24
Camelbak Fourteener 24

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Camelbak Fourteener bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Fourteener 24 which is choosen by 67% (2 times as many as the 33% that choose the Fourteener 20).

Fourteener 20Fourteener 24
Most popular

The price of the two bags is more or less the same, but check the deals before you buy.

Capacity and Packing

The Fourteener 20 has a capacity of 18.5 l, while the Fourteener 24 has a capacity of 24 l.

Fourteener 20Fourteener 24
Biggest

For a traveller, the 6 L (366 cuin) difference equals around 1 pair of shoes.

Packing the Fourteener 20
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Fourteener 24
shoes
1

If you are an athlete, the 6 L difference equals 1 blouse and 2 protein bars.

Packing the Fourteener 20
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Fourteener 24
blouse
1
protein_bar
2

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 shorts.

Packing the Fourteener 20
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 Fourteener 24
shorts
1

Check how you can pack the Fourteener here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Fourteener 20 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) lower than the weight of the Fourteener 24.

Fourteener 20Fourteener 24
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Fourteener 20 and the Fourteener 24 has the same length (22 in). Both bags are the same width (11 in), while the height of the Fourteener 20 is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Fourteener 24 (8 vs. 10 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue, orange and red. Only the Fourteener 20 is available in grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Camelbak Fourteener features:
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Organizer panel
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration bladder
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

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 Fourteener models (the most popular choice is the Fourteener 24).




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
2018.5 l2.5 oz0.14 oz/L
2424 l2.6 oz0.11 oz/L
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Camelbak Fourteener
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Camelbak Bags

The Camelbak Fourteener ranks #5 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

Top 10% Camelbak bag

3Camelbak Lobo
4.57
Camelbak Lobo
4Camelbak HAWG
4.54
Camelbak HAWG
5Camelbak Fourteener
4.51
Camelbak Fourteener
6Camelbak Phantom
4.49
Camelbak Phantom
7Camelbak Aventura
4.45
Camelbak Aventura

vs All Bags

The Camelbak Fourteener ranks #97 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

95Deuter Pace
4.51
Deuter Pace
96Camelbak Fourteener
4.51
Camelbak Fourteener
97Fox Convoy
4.51
Fox Convoy
98American Tourister Marvel
4.51
American Tourister Marvel
99Marmot Eldorado
4.50
Marmot Eldorado



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Camelbak Fourteener vs 6 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Camelbak Fourteener vs Camelbak Franconia


Camelbak Fourteener
Camelbak Fourteener

4.51
BEST
Based on 380 reviews
Capacity: 18.5-24 l
Weight: 2.5-2.6 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Franconia
Camelbak Franconia

3.38

Based on 49 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.7 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Fourteener is rated quite a lot better than the Franconia.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 429 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Fourteener is 4% lighter than the biggest Franconia (2.6 oz vs 2.7 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Orange
Grey

Only the Fourteener is available in these colors:
Black




Camelbak Fourteener vs Camelbak HAWG


Camelbak Fourteener
Camelbak Fourteener

4.51

Based on 380 reviews
Capacity: 18.5-24 l
Weight: 2.5-2.6 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak HAWG
Camelbak HAWG

4.54
BEST
Based on 130 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.15 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Fourteener is rated about the same as the HAWG.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 510 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Fourteener is 21% heavier than the biggest HAWG (2.6 oz vs 2.15 oz).

FeatureFourteenerHAWG
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Sternum strap
Sunglasses pocket

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Black
Orange

Only the Fourteener is available in these colors:
Grey




Camelbak Fourteener vs Camelbak MULE


Camelbak Fourteener
Camelbak Fourteener

4.51
BEST
Based on 380 reviews
Capacity: 18.5-24 l
Weight: 2.5-2.6 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak MULE
Camelbak MULE

4.25

Based on 315 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Fourteener is rated a bit better than the MULE.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 695 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Fourteener is 136% heavier than the biggest MULE (2.6 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureFourteenerMULE
Compression straps
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Reflective
Sternum strap
Sunglasses pocket

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Black
Orange

Only the Fourteener is available in these colors:
Grey




Camelbak Fourteener vs Camelbak Pursuit


Camelbak Fourteener
Camelbak Fourteener

4.51
BEST
Based on 380 reviews
Capacity: 18.5-24 l
Weight: 2.5-2.6 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Pursuit
Camelbak Pursuit

3.51

Based on 75 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Fourteener is rated a lot better than the Pursuit.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 455 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Fourteener is 15% lighter than the biggest Pursuit (2.6 oz vs 3 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Grey

Only the Fourteener is available in these colors:
Red
Black
Orange




Camelbak Fourteener vs Camelbak Rim Runner


Camelbak Fourteener
Camelbak Fourteener

4.51
BEST
Based on 380 reviews
Capacity: 18.5-24 l
Weight: 2.5-2.6 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Rim Runner
Camelbak Rim Runner

4.26

Based on 404 reviews

Capacity: 19 l
Weight: 1.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Fourteener is rated a little bit better than the Rim Runner.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 784 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Fourteener is 26% bigger than the biggest Rim Runner (24 L vs 19 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Fourteener is 62% heavier than the biggest Rim Runner (2.6 oz vs 1.6 oz).

FeatureFourteenerRim Runner
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Sunglasses pocket

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Orange

Only the Fourteener is available in these colors:
Red
Grey

Only the Rim Runner is available in these colors:
Green




Camelbak Fourteener vs Osprey Manta


Camelbak Fourteener
Camelbak Fourteener

4.51
BEST
Based on 380 reviews
Capacity: 18.5-24 l
Weight: 2.5-2.6 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Manta
Osprey Manta

4.39

Based on 460 reviews

Capacity: 20-34 l
Weight: 2.3-2.5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Fourteener is rated a little bit better than the Manta.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 840 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Fourteener is 42% smaller than the biggest Manta (24 L vs 34 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Fourteener is 4% heavier than the biggest Manta (2.6 oz vs 2.5 oz).

FeatureFourteenerManta
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Grey

Only the Fourteener is available in these colors:
Red
Orange

Only the Manta is available in these colors:
Green







Selected Reviews


Marathon MTB

As it is, the Camelbak Fourteener is my go to backpack every day – for heading to work or jumping on a plane for a public speaking trip or race weekend away.

Posted 23 November 2017 by Justin - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019