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Camelbak Urban Assault Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 76 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 15 reasons to buy the Urban Assault - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

86% of the reviewers give the Camelbak Urban Assault a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (14%)
Average (4%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (1%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Camelbak Urban Assault:

Reviewers like these things about the Camelbak Urban Assault

  • Some users are so amazed with how it held up to a lot of abuse.
  • Other reviewers thought there is more than enough pockets on the inside to store their stuff.
  • A number of reviewers find the weather proof pocket perfect for their laptop.
  • Other reviewers find it superbly comfortable to wear, even when heavily loaded.
  • Some users said that even the easy access compartments on the front panel are secured enough to keep things there.
  • A number of users thought it is a very tough, well-designed backpack that is perfect for commuting, work, day hikes, and even overnight or weekend travel.
  • Some reviewers find the pocket layout wonderful.
  • A number of users like the separated laptop compartment and how it stops short of the bag's full length for added protection.
  • Many users find the back padding very thick and provides support in just the right places, while still providing channels for air circulation.
  • A number of users thought the zippers are high quality and the soft pockets inside are perfect for carrying sunglasses or cell phone.
  • Some reviewers thought that this pack has a dedicated laptop sleeve that doesn't go all the way to the bottom of the pack itself, allowing some accidental droppings without banging up the computer.
  • A number of users love the expandability of the bag and the capacity to carry a large amount of gear.
  • Many users enjoy the presence of multiple storage pockets and places to keep their gear organized.
  • A lot of users laud its flexible design with the ability to hold laptop in quick access pocket for security access.
  • Many users find all of the straps on the bag great, really stays where it should when its all buckled.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users find the grab handle uncomfortable.
  • Other reviewers thought this is not really hydration compatible.


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The Camelbak Urban Assault ranks #45 compared with the other Camelbak bags.

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vs All Bags

The Camelbak Urban Assault ranks #1958 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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1957Camelbak Urban Assault
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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Camelbak Urban Assault vs the Vertx Gamut.

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Camelbak Urban Assault vs Vertx Gamut

Camelbak Urban Assault
Camelbak Urban Assault


Based on 76 reviews
Price: $$$

Vertx Gamut
Vertx Gamut

Based on 218 reviews

Price: $$$

  • The Urban Assault is rated worse than the Gamut.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 294 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Gamut is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

Mil-spec Monkey

It is a good laptop carry bag with well organized internal pockets. Carrying heavy loads make it uncomfortable sometimes.

Posted 2 August 2008 by DJ Monkeyboy - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019