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Camelbak Solstice Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 41 reviews

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

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the Camelbak Solstice a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (67%)
Good (33%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Solstice

  • Testers found out that the Camelbak Solstice backpack shifts the load down towards the user's waist.
  • Others noted that the pack is durable due to the materials used.
  • According to those who used it, the bag is very comfortable to carry.
  • Other testers noted that it features Quick Link System for easy open/close cap.
  • Users also noted that it has a bike tool organizer roll.
  • Other users found that the bag has dual waist belt pockets.
  • Others mentioned that the back panel features a trap door that unzips to give them access to the water supply.
  • Reviewers said that the bag was designed to carry a helmet, armor, multi-tool, CO2 pump and cartridges, spare tube, extra layer, energy bar, phone, keys.
  • Reviewers note that it has an S-shaped harness that curves comfortably around the chest.
  • Other users noticed that it has a slightly shorter back panel for a more ergonomic fit.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A tester discovered that the bag is quite small.
  • A reviewer had issues with compartments of the bag.


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Solstice models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity7 l (427 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Camelbak Solstice 10

100% choose the Camelbak Solstice 10

100 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity7 l (427 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Camelbak Solstice features:
  • Hip belt
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Media pocket

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

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Camelbak Solstice models (the most popular choice is the Solstice 10).

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.

107 l2 oz0.29 oz/L


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The Camelbak Solstice ranks #14 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

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The Camelbak Solstice ranks #418 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Camelbak Solstice vs the Camelbak Skyline.

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Camelbak Solstice vs Camelbak Skyline

Camelbak Solstice
Camelbak Solstice

Based on 41 reviews
Capacity: 7 l
Weight: 2 oz
Price: $$

Camelbak Skyline
Camelbak Skyline


Based on 81 reviews

Capacity: 7 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$

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

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

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Solstice is available in these colors:

Only the Skyline is available in these colors:

The Solstice is a backpack designed for the summer and its hydration pack shows it. There aren't too many hydration packs out there that provide the amount hydration or cooling that the Solstice does.

You'll need this sort of hydration if you decide to play the more vigorous sports like cycling uphill. The Skyline is a lightweight hydration pack intended for events where you'll need hydration but you don't want anything slowing you down. Skiers and downhill cyclists will want to try the Skyline.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019