CamelBak® Introduces New Hike Collection

May 10, 2022

The all-new Arete™, Cloud Walker™ and Rim Runner™ X hiking hydration packs combine function and style to equip your next trail adventure

PETALUMA, Calif. (May 10, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – CamelBak®, the global leader in award-winning personal hydration products, unveils a new line of hiking hydration packs that include the redesigned Arete Collection, Cloud Walker and Rim Runner X, all designed specifically for your next hiking adventure. These versatile new hydration packs combine technical features like packability, comfort and lightweight breathability into a sleek, stylish design you’ll want to take everywhere.

“At CamelBak, the outdoors is a way of life. Since so many of us want versatile, functional packs that will take us throughout all of life’s adventures, from mountaintops to the city streets, we designed these new hike products for us and for people like us,” says Emma Axtell, product manager at CamelBak. “Hiking has seen a huge surge in participation over the last few years, largely due to the outdoors being an increasingly safe and accessible option for wellness throughout the pandemic. We’re thrilled to help support these consumers, both new and old, as they hit the trail this summer.”

CamelBak’s freshly-updated collection of stylish and spacious hydration packs keep you organized and hydrated to enjoy every moment on that stunning trail, be it for a meditative minute or a marathon session.

The Arete Collection Grows

If an ultralight, stylish hydration pack that transitions seamlessly from trail to street is what you need, look no further than the Arete Collection, available in three styles—the redesigned Arete 18 and all-new Arete 14 and Arete Sling 8. All of the Arete products feature streamlined and stylish colorways, adjustable straps for on-the-go comfort, breathable air mesh, sustainable materials and plenty of pockets to store everything you might need for your next hiking adventure.

Arete 18 ($70)– This ultralight hydration pack is perfect for your next day in the mountains, featuring a Crux 1.5-liter reservoir for ample water storage and compressible material so it can work for full day hikes and is small enough to pack away for spur-of- the-moment adventures.

Arete 14 ($60) – Sometimes you need to keep it light so you can hustle from one thing to the next. For this, CamelBak has designed a slightly smaller Arête 14 hydration pack that still has big aspirations. This nimble hydration pack includes a Crux 1.5-liter reservoir and enough gear storage for your essentials so you can see what’s around the next bend.

Arete Sling 8 ($55) – Whether on or off the trail, CamelBak’s newest, lightweight addition to the Arête lineup is the perfect companion. Cross things off your to-do list or navigate your favorite local trail with this cross-body sling that also includes a 20-ounce Carry Cap Tritan Renew water bottle so you’re never left thirsty.

The Cloud Walker Reaches New Heights

The name says it all: CamelBak’s redesigned Cloud Walker 18 ($80) will keep you light on your feet all day long, no matter the journey you are on. Sustainable, durable construction is paired with comfort and convenience, this hydration pack is equal parts technical and functional to create the perfect day outside. Whether you’re cruising on a day hike or bagging your next peak, choose the Cloud Walker for your next adventure.

The latest iteration of his tried-and-true classic features an Air Support Back Panel for premium comfort on-the-go, a Crux 2.5-liter reservoir to carry enough water for a full day out, side cargo compression straps that offer storage and a perfect fit, a removable waist belt, and plenty of pockets to store everything needed for a big day out.

Push Your Limits with the New Rim Runner X

For those seeking a fully-featured hydration pack in a streamlined package, the completely redesigned Rim Runner X ($100) is a versatile daypack that offers ample gear storage and water capacity without sacrificing carrying comfort. With a single main compartment and multiple internal zip pockets to keep gear organized, this pack features a unique double-stretch external overflow pocket, which utilizes two overlapping stretch panels to create separation for added organization and easy access to gear.

To make this pack comfortable for all users, both a unisex and women’s-specific model are available in 22 and 20-liter sizes, respectively, and include a Crux 2-liter reservoir. With a sliding sternum strap, hip belt with zippered pockets, side-compression straps and a ventilated Air Support Back Panel, this pack is built for stability and comfort in the most rugged environments or wherever the trail takes you.

The new CamelBak Arete Collection and Cloud Walker hydration packs are available now, while the Rim Runner X will be available late summer 2022 at authorized CamelBak resellers and at

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