MightyGoods > Camelbak > Camelbak Helena

Camelbak Helena Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.36
based on 160 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 15 reasons to buy the Helena - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


97% of the reviewers give the Camelbak Helena a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (87%)
Good (10%)
Average (2%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Helena

  • One hiker recommends the bag for its perfect hydration system.
  • One user loved how the bag gives him the ability to vary the shoulder and sternum straps making it adjustable for any body type.
  • A petite hiker commented that this is the first day pack she ever had that truly fit and did not rest mostly on her hips.
  • Some users liked how the the compartments are well placed and hold a lot.
  • Some reviewers thought that the bladder is wonderfully large and the new valve at the bite valve works to prevent drips.
  • A husband and wife who took the bag for hiking said that it was excellent for day hikes.
  • Some love the adjustable straps especially the the chest strap that can be set higher or lower.
  • A reviewer who used the bag to school was happy that he was able to fit in several books and notebooks, a large laptop, power cord, and other small accessories into the pack with ease.
  • Others love the organization of the pack.
  • Some users observed how incredibly comfortable the bag is.
  • One hiker plans to use it for a lot of hiking and traveling and feels confident that the pack will work perfectly for what he needs.
  • An avid hiker particularly liked the big water reservoir and all the little pockets where he can tuck a sweater and snacks in.
  • One user thought that it certainly is the best packpack for hiking with its huge space,comfortable size and lots of rooms and pockets.
  • Many find the bag very convenient for hikers and backpackers.
  • A number of users love that it has a feminine edge to it.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some reviewers complain that the bag hurt their shoulders.
  • One user said that the hip straps don't do much good.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Helena models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.5-2 oz (0.7-0.9 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width10-12 in (25-30 cm)
Height2-10 in (5-25 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Camelbak Helena 22

74% choose the Camelbak Helena 22

74 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)


Camelbak Helena 20

26% choose the Camelbak Helena 20

26 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Red


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)




Camelbak Helena 22 vs Helena 20


The two most popular Camelbak Helena models are the Helena 22 and the Helena 20, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Camelbak Helena bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Helena 22 which is choosen by 74% (2.8 times as many as the 26% that choose the Helena 20).

Helena 22Helena 20
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Helena 22 is 0.5 kg (17.6 oz) higher than the weight of the Helena 20.

Helena 22Helena 20
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Helena 22 and the Helena 20 has the same length (19 in). Both bags are the same width (12 in), while the height of the Helena 22 is 8 in (20 cm) less than the height of the Helena 20 (2 vs. 10 in).




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Camelbak Helena features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible

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


Rankings


vs Camelbak Bags

The Camelbak Helena ranks #11 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

Top 20% Camelbak bag

9Camelbak Marathoner
4.41
Camelbak Marathoner
10Camelbak KUDU
4.40
Camelbak KUDU
11Camelbak Helena
4.36
Camelbak Helena
12Camelbak Thermobak
4.35
Camelbak Thermobak
13Camelbak SnoBlast
4.30
Camelbak SnoBlast

vs All Bags

The Camelbak Helena ranks #276 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

274Deuter Speed Lite
4.36
Deuter Speed Lite
275Camelbak Helena
4.36
Camelbak Helena
276Veto Pro Pac Tech Pac
4.36
Veto Pro Pac Tech Pac
277Michael Kors Daniela
4.36
Michael Kors Daniela
278Mizuno Samurai
4.36
Mizuno Samurai



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Camelbak Helena vs 3 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Camelbak Helena vs Camelbak Aventura


Camelbak Helena
Camelbak Helena

4.36

Based on 160 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.5-2 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Aventura
Camelbak Aventura

4.49
BEST
Based on 124 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2 oz
Price:

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Helena is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Aventura is available in these colors:
Purple




Camelbak Helena vs CamelBak Daystar


Camelbak Helena
Camelbak Helena

4.36
BEST
Based on 160 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.5-2 oz
Price: $$


CamelBak Daystar
CamelBak Daystar

3.82

Based on 11 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Helena is rated somewhat better than the Daystar.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 171 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Helena is 54% heavier than the biggest Daystar (2 oz vs 1.3 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red




Camelbak Helena vs Camelbak LUXE


Camelbak Helena
Camelbak Helena

4.36
BEST
Based on 160 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.5-2 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak LUXE
Camelbak LUXE

0.00

Based on 1 review

Capacity:
Weight: 2.2 oz
Price: $$

  • The Helena is rated quite a lot better than the LUXE.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 161 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Helena is 10% lighter than the biggest LUXE (2 oz vs 2.2 oz).

FeatureHelenaLUXE
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Reflective
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Helena is available in these colors:
Red

Only the LUXE is available in these colors:
Orange





Bag ID 32136. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Amazon deals/prices updated daily (last 2019-04-20).


Last updated on April 20, 2019