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Camelbak Skyline Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.22
based on 81 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Skyline - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


77% of the reviewers give the Camelbak Skyline a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (71%)
Good (6%)
Average (21%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Skyline

  • Several users noted that the Camelbak Skyline bag's crux delivers more water per sip than other similar styles.
  • Reviewers thought that the bag is very durable due to the fabrics used.
  • According to those who have tried that pack, it has an ergonomic handle for easy refilling and an on/off lever to prevent leaks.
  • Reviewers thought that its magnetic tube trap keeps their tube secure and accessible when they need it.
  • Users found that its design is simple and versatile.
  • Other users said that it has stabilizing load-bearing hip belts with cargo optimizes a custom fit and keeps essentials close at hand.
  • They also mentioned that it has a separate zippered compartment with gear organizer and tool roll.
  • Users also praised its dual reservoir compression straps.
  • Several reviewers have pointed out that the bag's design keeps their water and cargo stowed low and close to their waist.
  • A lot of testers thought that the bag is lightweight and lets their upper body move more freely.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that it would be better if the lined pocket were slightly larger.
  • Another reviewer said that the zipper is not smooth at all.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Skyline models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity7 l (427 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)





Popular Models


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Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Camelbak Skyline features:
  • Hip belt
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Media pocket
  • Compression straps
  • Ultralight

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


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
lr7 l2.1 oz0.3 oz/L



Rankings


vs Camelbak Bags

The Camelbak Skyline ranks #23 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

21Camelbak Powderhound
4.23
Camelbak Powderhound
22Camelbak Coronado
4.23
Camelbak Coronado
23Camelbak Skyline
4.22
Camelbak Skyline
24Camelbak Alpine
4.21
Camelbak Alpine
25Camelbak Caper
4.20
Camelbak Caper

vs All Bags

The Camelbak Skyline ranks #600 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

598Under Armour Storm Undeniable
4.22
Under Armour Storm Undeniable
599Camelbak Skyline
4.22
Camelbak Skyline
600Eagle Creek Specter
4.22
Eagle Creek Specter
601Adidas Team
4.22
Adidas Team
602Watershed Ocoee
4.22
Watershed Ocoee



Vs Other Bags


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

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Camelbak Skyline vs Camelbak MULE


Camelbak Skyline
Camelbak Skyline

4.22

Based on 81 reviews
Capacity: 7 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak MULE
Camelbak MULE

4.25
BEST
Based on 315 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Skyline is rated about the same as the MULE.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 396 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Skyline is 91% heavier than the biggest MULE (2.1 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureSkylineMULE
Compression straps
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Reflective
Sternum strap
Ultralight

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

Only the Skyline is available in these colors:
Yellow

The Skyline is one of the lighter packs from Camelbak. It's made for those who want to keep up with faster paced activities. You get your hydration and cooling without all of the bulk that some of Camelbak's heavier backpacks might have.

The Mule is a pack for someone who absolutely needs hydration and doesn't care what they need to go through in order to make sure they're making the most of it. The Mule is clearly the heavier of the two but it's guaranteed to get the job done. If you absolutely need your hydration, the Mule is the best choice.


Camelbak Skyline vs Camelbak Solstice


Camelbak Skyline
Camelbak Skyline

4.22

Based on 81 reviews
Capacity: 7 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Solstice
Camelbak Solstice

4.29
BEST
Based on 41 reviews

Capacity: 7 l
Weight: 2 oz
Price: $$

  • The Skyline is rated a little bit worse than the Solstice.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 122 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Skyline is the same size as the biggest Solstice (both 7 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Skyline is 5% heavier than the biggest Solstice (2.1 oz vs 2 oz).

FeatureSkylineSolstice
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Media pocket
Sternum strap
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Red

Only the Skyline is available in these colors:
Orange
Yellow

Only the Solstice is available in these colors:
Purple




Camelbak Skyline vs Osprey Raptor


Camelbak Skyline
Camelbak Skyline

4.22

Based on 81 reviews
Capacity: 7 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36
BEST
Based on 731 reviews

Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Skyline is rated a little bit worse than the Raptor.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 812 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Skyline is 100% smaller than the biggest Raptor (7 L vs 14 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Skyline is 11% heavier than the biggest Raptor (2.1 oz vs 1.9 oz).

FeatureSkylineRaptor
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Media pocket
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch
Ultralight

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Red

Only the Skyline is available in these colors:
Orange
Yellow

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Green
Grey

Both the Camelbak Skyline and Osprey are unquestionably stylish when style matters to you. Not only are these bags stylish, but they are also versatile, as they can be used for school, business, hiking or other leisure.

The Camelbak Skyline has a good capacity for water, which is ideal to keep you hydrated during hiking. The design of the bag enables the items to be stored close to the user's waist for comfort and easy access.

The storage of the Osprey Raptor is truly ideal. The pockets have strong stitching to prevent tears and to keep your items secure. The bag is lightweight, but it is yet impressively strong and durable.





Selected Reviews


Single Track World

With bags seemingly getting thinner and taller, here’s one that halves the height and keeps it low and stable. Not everyone likes bum bags either and this is a great halfway house. Unless you need to carry huge amounts of gear, give it a try.

Posted 20 December 2016 by Wil Barrett - Read full review

Bike Radar

CamelBak’s superb bite valve makes drinking on the move fast and easy, though it does take time to get used to the new Tube Trap – a magnetic hook that holds the bladder hose to the shoulder strap – especially when you’re really gasping.

Posted 20 November 2015 by Rob Weaver - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019