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Camelbak Ultra Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

3.24 based on 62 reviews
Camelbak Ultra

Excellent (34%)
Good (20%)
Average (27%)
Poor (10%)
Bad (6%)

Specs across all Ultra models
Capacity iconCapacity8 l (488 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.4-1.6 oz (0.2-0.7 kg)
Length iconLength4-18 in (10-46 cm)
Width12-31 in (30-79 cm)
Height2-3 in (5-8 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Ultra

  • A reviewer thought that the Camelbak Ultra hydration vest is lightweight, making it fully functional when used for running and hiking.
  • Users mentioned that its one-piece silicone bit valve makes it easier to hydrate.
  • Reviewers pointed out that the pack is easily collapsible.
  • According to some reviewers, its material makes the backpack durable.
  • Other reviewers thought that its ventilated mesh offers cushioning and airflow for comfort and breathability.
  • They also indicated that their phones could be secured through a convenient pocket found at the pack.
  • Some users pointed out that its pocket includes a zipper closure for added security.
  • Testers noted that its sternum straps increase stability.
  • Several reviewers were able to adjust and customize the straps to suit their preference.
  • A user took notice of its stretch overflow pocket which makes it easy to stash an extra gear.
  • Another user found that the pack could be visible even in low-light environments.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer had issues with the practicality of the pack's design.
  • A few other reviewers noted they would have to stop running just to get something from the pack's compartment.

Popular Models

Camelbak Ultra Pro Vest

77% choose the Camelbak Ultra Pro Vest

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.6 oz (0.3 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height3 in (8 cm)

Camelbak Ultra 10

23% choose the Camelbak Ultra 10

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity8 l (488 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Camelbak Ultra features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Ultralight
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible

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 Ultra models (the most popular choice is the Ultra pro vest).

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.

108 l1.6 oz0.2 oz/L


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The Camelbak Ultra ranks #44 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

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vs All Bags

The Camelbak Ultra ranks #1563 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

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Last updated on January 11, 2019