Camelbak Gambler Review, Pros and Cons

Camelbak Gambler is rated 5 based on 50 reviews


Feature Summary


CamelBak Gambler Hydration Pack - 200cu in
  • Claimed Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Locking Bite Valve: yes
  • Volume: 200 cu in
  • Reservoir Volume: 100 oz
  • Material: polyester (600D), [DWR] 1000mm PU


Reviews Summary


Here’s what the reviewers think about the Camelbak Gambler:

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Gambler

  • Many reviewers said that this is a fantastic hydration pack. It’s designed for skiing and shorter hiking trips.
  • Buyers mentioned that the internal compartment has enough room for all the daily essentials.
  • Many users said that the outside zipper pocket is good for keys and phone.
  • Reviewers said that the outside cargo pockets are great for either their helmet or compressing their jacket to layer down.
  • Travelers said that it has more than enough water capacity to last a full day with a lot of use.
  • Users also like that it has a waist strap so one can adjust it to take some weight off of their shoulders.
  • Most reviewers said that it is very durable and clips tight around the body so it doesn’t flop around while riding.
  • One fantastic feature mentioned by the reviewers is that the hydration bladder is easily adjustable and fits nicely.
  • Many reviewers said that the size is perfect because they wanted a smaller pack to go light weight but still large enough to carry the essentials.

Reviewers don’t like these things

  • One user didn’t like the fact that to access and stow the bite-valve requires unzipping and re-zipping.

Selected Reviews


Mtn Weekly

This pack is perfect for days that you feel like riding everywhere. When headed to the resort for the day I rock the Camelbak Gambler to satisfy any backcountry urges I might have, while still being comfortable on a chairlift.

Posted 20 March 2015 by Stephanie Buelow – Read full review


Mtn Weekly

For the low profile design there is no board holder on this pack so that might limit your backcountry distance. Also, The Gambler has a precise design for your shovel and probe. It takes a second to pack tight so your gear does fly out when cruising but it is also easy to get to for quick access.

Posted 20 March 2015 by Stephanie Buelow – Read full review



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