Going for a big run or ride? Bring along CamelBak's superlight Octane 18X pack. Made of lightweight materials, it weighs just over a pound and still totes a full 100 ounces of liquid. Thoughtfully distributed cargo space with internal organizers for extra layers and food hold the necessities for being in the wilderness most of the day. It's also expandable to carry the perfect amount of gear depending on the length of your excursion. The Air Channel ventilated back panel keeps air moving to cool you off and the Independent Suspension harness delivers excellent support. Plus, the Octane even has waist belt pockets for easy access to important gear.
CamelBak's Antidote bladder is the pinnacle of easy function and convenience. Its huge mouth means easy filling and cleaning (you can even get a hand inside), plus it opens and closes with only a quarter turn. Built into the mouth are fold-away arms for quick and easy bladder drying. There’s also an internal baffle that reduces sloshing and slims the bladder's profile, making room for more gear in your pack. You also get CamelBak’s HydroGuard bacteria protection so your water stays fresh and clean. What's more, the Antidote features their innovative Quick Link system that lets you detach the hose (there’s an auto shut-off) for refilling without pulling the entire system out of the pack. It also lets you easily add CamelBak accessories, like their Fresh Filter and Flow Meter (sold separately).
Liquid capacity: 100 ounces. Cargo volume: 1,190/823 cubic inches (open/closed). Pack weight: 17.9 ounces.
Octane 18X: a closer look