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Camelbak Ultra Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 114 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Ultra - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

Excellent (31%)
Good (23%)
Average (22%)
Poor (14%)
Bad (8%)


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.


Crowdsourced specs across all Camelbak Ultra models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity8 l (488 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.4-0.7 oz (0.2-0.3 kg)
Length iconLength4-16 in (10-41 cm)
Width9-31 in (23-79 cm)
Height3-8 in (8-20 cm)

Popular Models

Camelbak Ultra Pro Vest

77% choose the Camelbak Ultra Pro Vest

77 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.6 oz (0.3 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Camelbak Ultra 10

23% choose the Camelbak Ultra 10

23 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity8 l (488 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.7 oz (0.3 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Camelbak Ultra pro vest vs Ultra 10

The two most popular Camelbak Ultra models are the Ultra pro vest and the Ultra 10, so let's compare them:

The Ultra pro vest
Camelbak Ultra Pro Vest

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Camelbak Ultra bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Ultra pro vest which is choosen by 77% (3.3 times as many as the 23% that choose the Ultra 10).

Ultra pro vestUltra 10
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Ultra pro vest is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) lower than the weight of the Ultra 10.

Ultra pro vestUltra 10

If we look at dimensions, the Ultra pro vest is 2 in (5 cm) longer than the Ultra 10 (14 vs. 16 in). It's 3 in (8 cm) wider (9 vs. 12 in), while the height of the Ultra pro vest is 3 in (8 cm) less than the height of the Ultra 10 (5 vs. 8 in).

Features and Colors

Only the Ultra pro vest is available in red. Only the Ultra 10 is available in black and blue.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Camelbak Ultra features:
  • Reflective
  • Sternum strap
  • Ultralight
  • Insulated
  • 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 l0.7 oz0.09 oz/L


vs Camelbak Bags

The Camelbak Ultra ranks #52 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

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vs All Bags

The Camelbak Ultra ranks #2798 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Camelbak Ultra vs the Camelbak Marathoner.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature

Camelbak Ultra vs Camelbak Marathoner

Camelbak Ultra
Camelbak Ultra


Based on 114 reviews
Capacity: 8 l
Weight: 0.4-0.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Ultra is rated quite a lot worse than the Marathoner.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 244 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Ultra is available in these colors:

Bag ID 31604. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019