CAMELBAK® ULTRA LR 2L VEST :: Stay hydrated hands free while tackling trails or charging elite races. The CamelBak® Ultra LR 2L Vest is lightweight and designed for ultimate convenience, with plenty of storage spots for all your essentials. Reduce strain on your shoulders and neck with the Antidote Lumbar Reservoir that puts water weight on the hips. Get your perfect fit with the custom-fit hook-and-loop torso adjustment and dual slider sternum strap.
Features & Benefits:
70 ounce / 2L lumbar reservoir
Capacity: 200 cu in / 3.28L + reservoir
Pack weight: 1.15lbs / .54kg
Back panel: Air channel
Belt: Side cinch 38mm / 1.5" with cargo pockets
Harness: Custom fit hook-and-loop adjust with cargo pockets and dual Slider Sternum Strap
I bought this specifically because I was training for my first half marathon and have been using my regular Camelbak. I realized that there were no pockets on the front of it and it seemed to move a round a bit. So when I saw they had one for runners, I had to try it. Construction is the quality you expect from Camelbak, the only complaint I had was the fit. I had it cinched as tight as it would go at all points but the straps going over my shoulders had too much space. I could put my whole fist in the space there. I am not a small woman, so to say that it was too big is a big deal. In fact, I could really see that if I had the shoulders of a man, it probably would fit perfect. As a result of the loose fit, the strap rubbed on the left side of my neck and caused a red spot. That was my only disappointment, which turned out to be significant for me. I still like it and use if for other things but I ended up running my first half with my old Camelbak.
Great for long runs
For 2-4 hour long runs out on the trails this is a good hydration solution. The 2 litre bladder wraps around the lower back and is very comfortable to wear. There are plenty of pockets for gels, phones, keys, etc.
Filling up the bladder during a longer run or during an ultra race, however, is a quite a hassle and requires you to take off the pack.
Good design, but not for everybody
I tried this twice. It has a good design, but I would not recommend it for anyone under 5'3". I am 5'1" and the shoulder straps were quite loose, and they kept chafing my shoulders and back. The velcro adjustments did not work for me. Fortunately, I know how to sew so I was able to do some retro-fitting, but if you don't sew and you are small as well, I would not buy this. It was awkward to fill at first, but I got the hang of it. This pack is heavier than most, which could be cumbersome; I got used to it. The water tube clips are only on the right side, so if you're left-handed, like I am, you'll need to get used to this. (A non-issue if you are among the 85%-90% who are right handed!) Finally -- and this applies to any hydration pack -- make sure that you are comfortable running with two liters of water on your back or waist. I strongly recommend going to a store and trying one on before you buy it.
New York, NY
I'm running Rim to Rim to Rim (Grand Canyon) and wanted comfortable hydration as it's around 50 miles. This works great. It puts the standard Camelbak 2L bladder around your waist as opposed to sitting it on your shoulders. It rides really well. It doesn't bounce around and is very adjustable for all body types and with a good range of heights. Cleanup is really easy with the quick disconnect of the hose from the bladder. I like that new feature. None of my old Camelbaks have it. I give it 5 stars for the best way to carry water for extended runs.
Love this Camelbak!
All last summer and into the fall I was running longer and longer miles. I had an old-school Camelbak backpack 2-Liter that I was wearing. It was designed for day hikes, not jogging, and it scraped and chafed me relentlessly. This vest-style Camelbak is a fantastic solution to that problem.
Simply the BEST....
This is simply the best designed and most comfortable hydration pack I've ever had. I'd like to thank the good folks at Camelbak for thinking of EVERYTHING. Pockets everywhere, solid construction, very comfortable and versatile. I run Marathons and do the usual weekly Long Slow Distances...and WOW...does this baby step up to the plate...
Camelbak Ultra LR 2L Vest Hydration
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