Camelbak Arete Backpack - Mountain Steals

Arete Backpack

Camelbak Arete Backpack is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 25.
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Product Description
Item No.   10488000

FEATURES of the Camelbak Arete Backpack

  • Ultra light materials
  • 2-in-1 Design converts to reservoir sleeve
  • Cargo compression
  • Removable sternum strap
  • Secure zippered pocket
  • Side stretch pocket

Product Specifications
Features: Ultralight, Sternum Strap, Hydration Compatible
Weight: 11 oz
Torso Range: 15 - 21 in.
Ultralight: Yes
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Unisex
Best Use: Hiking
Pack Capacity: 18 Liters / 1090 Cubic inches
Trip Length: Day
Frame Type: Frameless
Hydration Capacity: 50 - 100 oz
Pack Access: Top
Product Reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst thing I have bought from this company I am very upset this product appeared to work great then when I took it out instead of my trusty camelback blowfish it leaked all over me and my gear. I thought is was just the bladder sweating but there was water pooling in the bottom of the compartments. Don’t waste your money. They don’t make them like they used too. The pack function holds all my gear for a day trip. So that’s good but if the bladder doesn’t hold water that’s a problem. I’m going to buy a new bladder hopefully with the quick link cause the barbed fittings keep pulling on me I have no clue why. I will post a new review after I do that
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!! I just returned from Centrikid summer camp as a chaperone with this pack. I served in the Army all over the world and relied on my camelback such as mule and motherlode. So I knew they made awesome products and served me well during combat operations during my four tours of duty. I still have those today but I needed something small light weight and could carry not only water but my few essentials. Honestly the pack was perfect held everything and no leaks and the inside hydration pouch for the bladder is perfect to keep everything dry and separate. Thanks for making such great dependable products that last and perform flawlessly. Lifetime customer!
Date published: 2021-07-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Utilitarian Pack I recently purchased this pack to take to Bottlerock. It was very functional I was able to fit my essentials, hat, phone, sunblock and a sweater. I would recommend this pack for short term use. It's versatile for hikes or any outdoor activity that will require a few hours. The only problem for me was that by the second day of using the water reservoir (constantly) the circle lining that goes on the lid detached from the circular lid and my water leaked. This became a minor nuisance especially at a music festival when you're trying to just be on your way to the next event. It took me about 10 minutes to readjust the lining and it fixed the problem. However, this made me think this item is not as durable as I was hoping. I was able to fix the water lid by popping the lining back into place, but when I have more time and money I will probably invest my resources on something more durable.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! Bought this for a music festival but ended up using it all the time. It serves as a great backpack and I drink a lot more water now! What you get for the price (compared to the other ones) is great. It holds a decent amount of items. Would like one more zip pouch.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and minimalist Great size for up to a couple of hours day hike, can hold a rain jacket, lightweight shell, some food along with your hydration needs. And it leaves out the extra features I never use.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless product. I used this product once. The bladder leaks. A lot. I was soaked, everything in the pack was soaked, and I had nothing to drink, so I was worse off than if I'd just carried a water bottle to begin with. Camelbak used to be reliable--what happened? This product failed on its very first outing.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from everything is great about Camelbak This product is awesome. l had one, but the mistake l made was l left mine hanging on a hook in the shed with a mars bar inside it and the rats chewed through the bag and zippers and completely destroyed it. Not happy. l,ll just have to buy another. Worth every cent. l have purchased other cheaper brands and the bladders leak in every one of them or the zips break. Don,t cut corners by trying to buy inferior/cheaper products. You get what you pay for. Camelbaks are 10/10. Value for money. l have learnt by my mistakes. Camelbak Quality is KING.
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stuff it Awesome backpacks I have owned several camelbacks I gave this one as a gift to my 18-year-old niece she loved it
Date published: 2018-02-27
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Size Guide

CamelBak Men's Packs

CamelBak backpacks are designed and built to fit an array of body types and sizes. Adjustable should straps make their backpacks suitable for a torso size range, and that info can be found in the PRODUCT FEATURES and / or SPECIFICATIONS. You can use the steps below to determine your torso size.

CamelBak hipbelts are adjustable to accommodate most any wearer.

1. Put your chin to your chest and feel for the big bone protruding on your neck at the top of your spine. That's the C7 vertebra.

2. Feel your hip bone, the top part of this is your iliac crest. Find the spot on your back that is level with the top of this crest.

3. Have someone measure the distance between these two points, following the contours of your spine.