Camelbak Octane XCT Hydration Pack
Long-distance running, mountain biking, minimalist hiking, Camelbak Octane XCT hydration pack is the solution! I’ve used the pack extensively for the last few months, It’s lightweight, ergonomic, and performs great! This is my go-to distance running back and will be for quite a while.
The pack is designed around the Crux 2l bladder which is more than enough water for my long runs and rides! It has spacious hip pockets convenient for snacks, cell phone, and other necessities. I find the storage ample for a couple of extra layers, a minimal first aid kit, and nutrition. When biking I also carry a tube and multitool with extra room to spare.
Camelbak Octane XCT Hydration Pack review
This pack carries well, its minimalist with just the right amount of features for self-supported runs. Even at long distances it doesn’t chafe and maintains its composure with light or heavy loads. The only thing I would change is making the shoulder straps soft flask compatible. The pack breathes exceptionally well even on those hot days!
This is a truly viable option if you are looking for a vest catering to long-distance running or minimalist bike rides. It comes in at a stellar price point as well. After months of use so far the only wear I’ve had on the back is a very small hole from going over the bars while mountain biking. No other wear is present anywhere on the vest!
70D nylon diamond ripstop, 3D Vent poly mesh
Volume [cargo only] 5L (300cu in)
Shoulder Straps -mesh
Waist Belt -yes, zippered pockets
Hydration Compatible – yes
Reservoir Include – yes, 2L Crux reservoir
Access – front
Pockets -2 hip belt, 1 front, 1 hydration
Dimensions [torso fit range] 17 – 21in, [waist fit range] 26 – 46in
Claimed Weight [pack only] 10oz
Recommended Use – running
Manufacturer Warranty lifetime
Hi, I’m Will, I’m currently living the van life in Colorado. I enjoy mountaineering, splitboarding, climbing, trail running and type 2 fun! I’m 28 years old and spend as much time outside as possible. I moved to Colorado in 2014 from Mississippi and grew up in the mid-south. I have been snowboarding since 2000 and the mountains have had my heart ever since. You can find me anywhere from riding Colorado’s high peaks to climbing desert towers, to climbing in the PNW!