Cloud Walker

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Cloud Walker
Manufacturer CamelBak
Page By Bryan W
Page Type Jun 7, 2003 / Jun 7, 2003
Object ID 746
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The smallest and most nimble of the Ascent Series, the Cloud Walker is all about action. There's plenty of room for the essentials &endash; water, wind shell, fleece vest and food &endash; without going overboard on space.

Features

Dynamic Contour Design distributes the load and adds stability.
1,300 cubic inches of storage space includes main compartment with double slider and outside zip pocket for small items.
The 70 ounce reservoir is directly accessible from outside the pack via the Water Hole.
Upper and lower horizontal compression straps for load stability.
Includes sternum strap and 1H-inch waist belt.
Materials: nylon, 500d and 420d cross rip.
Big Bite™ Valve and Screw Cap Closure.
New Ergo Angle™ positions the Bite Valve and serves as a quick disconnect to plug your delivery tube into your water filter.
Available in chili/gray (shown) and gold/gray.
Dimensions: 9 in x 8 in x 19 in (229 mm x 203 mm x 483 mm)
Volume: Cargo - 1,200 cu in (19.7 l) • Total - 1,326 cu in (21.7 l)
Pack Weight: Filled Reservoir - 5 lbs, 13 oz (2.6 kg)

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Bryan W - Jun 7, 2003 10:38 pm - Voted 3/5

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This is a good little CamelBak, but it is just a little too small for those long peak bagging trips. The 70 os. bladder is far from the recommended 1 gallon of water for those types of trips. Once you put another litre bottle in the pack, then you have lost lots of room. If they would have only added a few cargo pockets, then I would have no complaints.

bennovak - Sep 6, 2003 7:11 pm - Voted 4/5

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A very good hydration system. It is light and small enough for unencumbered trail running and still has plenty of room for essentials. It also has lots of nice feeatures such as elastic mesh interior pockets and a key clip. I agree that the bladder could be a bit bigger for longer days out, but my suggestion is just adding a 16oz emergency bottle of water and carrying and or carrying a means of purifying more water.

The Defiant One - Mar 28, 2005 7:22 pm - Voted 4/5

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I really love this thing. This is my go-to for day hikes, even very long (30mi) and high (16,000) day hikes. On longer hikes like those, i bring a small water filter to refill, as 70oz is simply not enough for extreme days. I use this for trail running several times a week, it is perfect size for a camera (dSLR) and food and filter and extra shell layer. I've strapped treking poles to the compression straps, but xcountry skis were almost too much for the little straps. This is great for peakbagging and one day hikes and runs.



After 3 years of consistent use, the bladder began to leak sporadically, and i replaced it with the 100oz, but it doesn't fit well when full. i would guess i can fit 85oz of water in there.



it's worth the price and well built

csmcgranahan - Nov 19, 2005 4:20 pm - Voted 5/5

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I picked this one up on sale at one of the shops in Breckenridge last spring. I had wanted a hydration pack for some time and couldn't pass up the good deal.

I have since found this to be the right bag for my numerous day trips. On long trips when the 2 liter bladder may not be enough I make sure to fully hydrate prior to beginning and sometimes take a small water bottle backup. This has only been an issue on full day trips of over 10 hours.

It is light enough that I have thrown it into bag on backpacking trips to use on day hikes from basecamp. Plenty of room for food, gear, extra clothes and raingear. Highly recommended for day hiking in the mountains.

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