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Camelbak Thermobak Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 795 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 16 reasons to buy the Thermobak - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

94% of the reviewers give the Camelbak Thermobak a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (83%)
Good (11%)
Average (2%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Thermobak

  • One runner said that the best thing about the bag is it frees up the hands.Fairly easy to take a sip, so no more reaching for a water bottle.
  • Other users praise it for its large capacity. Insulated tube and easy to use bite valve with shut off.
  • A reviewer likes how the quick connect ends make it easy to disassemble the whole pack and drain/dry out the pack after use.
  • Others observed how the insulated pack kept their water cold throughout the day.
  • One user was so happy with how the bag fits right to his plate carrier and the insulated tube keeps his water from getting hot while outside training.
  • One biker love how slim and light the pack is and said that he can't imagine a better biking solution.
  • Many users agreed that this is a great product for its price.
  • A lot of reviewer find the extra insulation very nice because it keeps the water cooler for longer.
  • One user lay on his back with the bag and was surprised that it didn't break, tear or pop.
  • many owners thought that this is certainly worth the price: well made, tough product and very slim profile.
  • One user observes that this works great for long treks in the woods or hunting from a stand.
  • One owner described it as an awesome piece of gear. You can feel the quality the second you open the package.
  • A park ranger said that this bag fits the bill: small and light but with a capacity to hold enough water.
  • Some users recommend it for its durability.
  • One reviewer praise the on time delivery and was surprised that it came with a cleaning kit too.
  • Many who tested the bag thought that it's an excellent pack for mountain biking.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user thought the bag was a bit heavy than expected.
  • One reviewer thought it was a bit overpriced.


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Thermobak models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)


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

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The Camelbak Thermobak ranks #330 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Camelbak Thermobak vs the Camelbak Ambush.

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Camelbak Thermobak vs Camelbak Ambush

Camelbak Thermobak
Camelbak Thermobak

Based on 795 reviews
Weight: 1.5 oz
Price: $$

Camelbak Ambush
Camelbak Ambush


Based on 37 reviews


  • The Thermobak is rated somewhat better than the Ambush.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 832 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Ambush is available in these colors:

Bag ID 32153. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019