The Camelbak Classic hydration system is housed inside a mini backpack, making it convenient to carry. The Camelbak Classic bladder is easy to clean and fill up, but the screw thread is a little awkward. The reservoir itself is tough and provides taste-free water. A bite-valve dispenses huge satisfying gulps. However, you can’t buy the bladder separately from the pack.
Contact: 01845 521700, www.zyro.co.uk
Verdict A bladder/pack combo that provides easy hands-free drinking. Would rate better if you could buy the bladder on its own.
Reviewed in Country Walking 2008