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Camelbak Magic Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.83
based on 84 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 18 reasons to buy the Magic - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


86% of the reviewers give the Camelbak Magic a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (83%)
Good (3%)
Average (1%)
Poor (5%)
Bad (5%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Magic

  • A lot of users are amazed with how it fits their keys, phone, some basic first aid supplies and matches, a head lamp, snacks, a knife, bandanas, sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Some users thought it's a great size pack for a several hour hike or bike ride.
  • Many reviewers love the quick-access open compartment on the outside for quick grab items.
  • Some owners thought it's a must-have for music festivals.
  • Others use the front zipped compartment for an extra layer and lunch.
  • Some users find the removable waist strap very convenient.
  • One user who used it for horseback rides liked how it stays inplace while trotting, cantering, and jumping.
  • many reviewers thought the magnetic clip keeps the water line out of the way and secure.
  • A number of users find it perfect for horseback riders.
  • Many reviewers thought the magnetic mouth piece is a nice touch and makes it much easier snap back.
  • A lot of users said the storage areas are nice and the expandable section is a plus.
  • Many owners find the straps very useful in tightening or loosening the pack in many areas.
  • Others love how they can buckle the waist and cheat clips without them squeezing uncomfortably in the wrong places.
  • A lot of users find it easy to fill and clean.
  • Many riders are pleased that it comes with a bladder that holds enough water to last a couple of hours.
  • A number of reviewers find the pockets spacious and handy.
  • Many owners find it very comfortable to wear, does not restrict arm movement nor does it rub their neck.
  • Some users thought the helmet clips make holding all of their riding needs a one handed task.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users find the straps too short for tall frame people.
  • Others thought the bag feels too tight.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Magic models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.4 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Camelbak Magic features:
  • Reflective
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible

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


Rankings


vs Camelbak Bags

The Camelbak Magic ranks #41 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

39Camelbak Rogue
3.88
Camelbak Rogue
40Camelbak Ratchet
3.84
Camelbak Ratchet
41Camelbak Magic
3.83
Camelbak Magic
42Camelbak Hydrobak
3.82
Camelbak Hydrobak
43Camelbak Circuit
3.77
Camelbak Circuit

vs All Bags

The Camelbak Magic ranks #1771 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1769Babolat Pure
3.83
Babolat Pure
1770Camelbak Magic
3.83
Camelbak Magic
1771Rubbermaid ActionPacker
3.83
Rubbermaid ActionPacker
1772London Fog Soho
3.83
London Fog Soho
1773Ricardo Beverly Hills Mulholland Drive
3.83
Ricardo Beverly Hills Mulholland Drive



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Camelbak Magic vs 4 other, similar bags.

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Camelbak Magic vs Camelbak Aurora


Camelbak Magic
Camelbak Magic

3.83

Based on 84 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Magic is rated a bit worse than the Aurora.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 518 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureMagicAurora
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Reflective

Both bags are available in these colors:
Pink
Blue

Only the Magic is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Aurora is available in these colors:
Purple




Camelbak Magic vs Camelbak Lobo


Camelbak Magic
Camelbak Magic

3.83

Based on 84 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.4 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Lobo
Camelbak Lobo

4.54
BEST
Based on 809 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.25-1.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Magic is rated worse than the Lobo.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 893 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Magic is the same weight as the biggest Lobo (both 1.4 oz).

FeatureMagicLobo
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Reflective

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Magic is available in these colors:
Pink

Only the Lobo is available in these colors:
Red




Camelbak Magic vs Camelbak LUXE


Camelbak Magic
Camelbak Magic

3.83

Based on 84 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.4 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak LUXE
Camelbak LUXE

4.40
BEST
Based on 1 review

Capacity:
Weight: 2.2 oz
Price:

  • The Magic is rated somewhat worse than the LUXE.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 85 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Magic is 57% lighter than the biggest LUXE (1.4 oz vs 2.2 oz).

FeatureMagicLUXE
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Reflective
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Magic is available in these colors:
Pink
Black

Only the LUXE is available in these colors:
Orange




Camelbak Magic vs Camelbak Rogue


Camelbak Magic
Camelbak Magic

3.83

Based on 84 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.4 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Rogue
Camelbak Rogue

3.88
BEST
Based on 1,308 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Magic is rated about the same as the Rogue.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,392 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Magic is 56% heavier than the biggest Rogue (1.4 oz vs 0.9 oz).

FeatureMagicRogue
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Reflective

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Magic is available in these colors:
Pink

Only the Rogue is available in these colors:
Red
Green







Selected Reviews


Marathon MTB

CamelBak have been making high quality hydration systems for a long time, and their experience and ingenuity shows not only in the feature-full Magic, but across a broad range of other sport specific packs.

Posted 30 January 2012 by Kath - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019