Full Review of the Camelbak Vantage 30
The Camelbak Vantage 30 3.0L hydration pack is the first pack from the outdoor experts to feature the D.V.I.S back panel. If you have never spent a day trekking or riding up a mountain in the heat, with a heavy pack on your back, you will not be able to appreciate just how great this new technology is. This Camelbak is able to provide users with the all-important 3 litre hydration pack, but also enough cargo space to carry the essentials and more. The Vantage 30 is available in two different torso sizes.
- Quick Link™ System
- 1/4 turn – easy open/close cap
- Lightweight fillport
- Dryer arms
- Center baffling
- Low-profile design
- Patented Big Bite™ Valve
- HydroGuard™ technology
- Insulated PureFlow™ tube
- Easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening
- N.V.I.S back panel
- Dual V-Shaped aluminum stays
- Side access zipper
- Tool attachment
- Hood storage
- Stretch side pockets
- Quick stash overflow
- Hike essentials organizer pocket
- Six-point compression
The stand out feature of the Camelbak Vantage 30 3.0L hydration pack is definitely the brand new D.V.I.S back panel. This new technology allows the back panel to self-adjust and offers superior ventilation thanks to its independent pod suspension sytem, meaning that overly sweaty backs are a thing of the past. Despite being the first pack to sport the new tech, nothing else has been compromised on the Vantage 30.
One of the most important things about these hydration packs is comfort, there is no use in having an incredible pack which has enough room to store everything but the kitchen sink if it is near impossible to carry. Fortunately the Camelbak Vantage 30 3.0l hydration pack also features a dynamic suspension harness and vented load-bearing waist belt, but it could do with some additional padding on the shoulder straps.
The Vantage 30 is designed specifically for hiking and trekking, and has compartments and straps for trekking poles, ice axe, additional layers, tent, head lamp, and sleeping bags. The main compartment has a weather-resistant zip which means that you can store extra layers or other belongings without worrying about them getting damp. The stash pocket on the waist belt is also ideal as it allows you to have easy access to smaller items and snacks.
All this and we haven’t even reached one of the most important aspects of any Camelbak hydration pack, the bladder. The Vantage 30 features a large 3 litre bladder with a large opening for easy cleaning and refilling. It also makes the most of Camelbak’s technology as it sports the Big Bite valve, HydroGuard technology, insulated PureFlow tube and the QuickLink system.
Using the Camelbak Vantage 30 3.0l hydration pack is not a problem as it carries very well, despite being large enough to carry plenty of cargo. The new back panel technology is definitely an added bonus but that’s not the only feature to improve the pack. There are plenty of compartments to store your belongings and organise smaller bits and bobs such as keys, compass, maps, knives etc.
This hydration pack allows hikers and mountain bike riders to head out on long adventurous trails without having to worry about struggling to carry their belongings or leave too much stuff behind. This pack can keep you hydrated for a minimum of a few hours and probably up to a couple of days as there is plenty of room for second bladder, and bottles on the exterior side pouches. The Camelbak Vantage 30 3.0l hydration pack combines comfort, size and durability to create one of the best packs on the market.
Don’t expect the Vantage 30 to be completely invincible because it’s not – although it’s not too far off. One of the biggest disadvantages is the lack of extra padding on the shoulder straps and the zippers. Whilst the zips do seem to be weather resistant, they are quite small and when the bag is packed full can be quite awkward to zip. However, this is really only a problem when you’re packing the backpack full to the brim.
The Camelbak Vantage 30 3.0L hydration pack is the first pack from the outdoor experts to feature the D.V.I.S …
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