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CamelBak Scorpion - Day Backpacks: Reviews

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One tester described this pack as "a wallet on your back with water." The 275-cubic-inch Scorpion's two-liter bladder kept testers hydrated both on quick tours before work and skiing all day at the resort. Lunch, a spare pair of goggles, and an extra layer fit in the main compartment, while the top padded pouch is just big enough for your cell phone or point-and-shoot (or, if they're small, both). Smart feature: The stowable helmet-carry loop comes in handy on sweaty boot-packs. Unfortunately, as with most hydration packs, the Scorpion's insulated tube isn't immune to icing up when the temperatures drop well below freezing. 1.3 lbs; camelbak.com

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