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Camelbak Marathoner Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.23
based on 130 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Marathoner - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


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

Excellent (79%)
Good (16%)
Average (1%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (2%)


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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Marathoner

  • According to users, the material of the Camelbak Marathoner is robust.
  • Reviewers indicated that the bag is for runners who want a low-profile solution and minimalist storage.
  • Other users pointed out that it consists of a reservoir with an easy open-close cap.
  • They indicated that such reservoir is equipped with a quick link system.
  • They also mentioned that it has a center baffling and low-profile design.
  • Users noted that it is comfortable to carry.
  • Other users praised the fact that it has a pair of adjustable harnesses with cargo pockets.
  • According to most reviewers, it features an integrated reservoir compression.
  • Reviewers praised the fact that it has four exterior slip pockets and a zipper pocket.
  • They indicated the presence of an interior zipper pocket.
  • Other reviewers noted that the bag is designed to carry food, extra clothes, water bottles, and keys, among others.
  • Testers said that the bag has a lightweight design.
  • They also indicated that its quality is remarkable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user remarked that the front bottom strap is not able to be tightened more for a smaller frame.
  • Another user said that the bag is not recommended for women.





Rankings


vs Camelbak Bags

The Camelbak Marathoner ranks #22 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

20Camelbak Ambush
4.23
Camelbak Ambush
21Camelbak Powderhound
4.23
Camelbak Powderhound
22Camelbak Marathoner
4.23
Camelbak Marathoner
23Camelbak Skyline
4.23
Camelbak Skyline
24Camelbak Coronado
4.23
Camelbak Coronado

vs All Bags

The Camelbak Marathoner ranks #583 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

581Maxpedition Sitka
4.23
Maxpedition Sitka
582Camelbak Marathoner
4.23
Camelbak Marathoner
583Camelbak Skyline
4.23
Camelbak Skyline
584Mountainsmith World Cup
4.23
Mountainsmith World Cup
585Fjallraven Totepack
4.23
Fjallraven Totepack



Vs Other Bags


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

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Camelbak Marathoner vs Camelbak Circuit


Camelbak Marathoner
Camelbak Marathoner

4.23
BEST
Based on 130 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price:


Camelbak Circuit
Camelbak Circuit

3.77

Based on 172 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Marathoner is rated somewhat better than the Circuit.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 302 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Circuit is available in these colors:
Green
Black
Red




Camelbak Marathoner vs Camelbak Classic


Camelbak Marathoner
Camelbak Marathoner

4.23
BEST
Based on 130 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price:


Camelbak Classic
Camelbak Classic

4.15

Based on 925 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.8 oz
Price: $$

  • The Marathoner is rated a little bit better than the Classic.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,055 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Classic is available in these colors:
Black
Red




Camelbak Marathoner vs Camelbak Dart


Camelbak Marathoner
Camelbak Marathoner

4.23

Based on 130 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Marathoner is rated about the same as the Dart.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 338 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Marathoner is available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Dart is available in these colors:
Purple
Black




Camelbak Marathoner vs Camelbak Ultra


Camelbak Marathoner
Camelbak Marathoner

4.23
BEST
Based on 130 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price:


Camelbak Ultra
Camelbak Ultra

3.06

Based on 141 reviews

Capacity: 8 l
Weight: 0.4-0.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Marathoner is rated quite a lot better than the Ultra.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 271 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Ultra is available in these colors:
Black
Red

Camelbak certainly understand what its customers want and it isn't afraid to go out of its way to make sure thy have it. The Ultra and Marathon are some of the finest hydration packs around and you'll notice the quality when you use them. The Marathoner is designed for prolonged use during outdoors activity. It's hydration system gives you water for as long as you're going to need outdoors. In contrast, the Ultra provides better ventilation overall that the Marathoner. It's an excellent choice for someone who might need some more comfort while cycling or running. Buy it if you absolutely need comfort while exercising.





Selected Reviews


Ultra 168

It would have been easy to try to copy what the likes of Salomon and UD have done and attempt to go all minimal’. That isn’t Camelbak and I respect and applaud them for that – they’re clearly opting for a certain segment of the market with this pack and focused on what they know they do well.

Posted 4 June 2014 by Dan - Read full review

Mtn Weekly

The CamelBak Marathoner vest functions better then any hydration pack we have tested. As soon as theses vest are available to the public don’t waste anytime, sprint to your nearest CamelBak dealer and pick one up, before you know it you’ll be out running marathons while praising CamelBak and staying hydrated at the same time.

Posted 12 October 2011 by Mike Hardaker - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019