You've got miles to go, and there's no way you're about to stop just to take a sip, so keep going in the paceline with the CamelBak Rogue™ 2-Liter Hydration Pack. Stash small essentials in the external pockets and an extra layer in the stretch overflow compartment. And if you do need to pull over, hang your helmet on the external hooks you'll still have full access to the pack's contents.
Features and Benefits
Made of durable 200D polyester plain weave material
Reflective accents for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions
Quick-release flap on the front of the pack lets you refill the 2-liter Crux™ reservoir on the fly
Reservoir has an ergonomic handle and an on/off lever to help prevent leaks
Magnetic Tube Trap™ ensures your hydration tube remains secure and accessible
Multiple external pockets keep your small essentials organized
Fits 15" - 21" torsos
Air mesh back panel is padded and breathable to keep you comfortable on long rides
Stretch overflow storage compartment is great for stashing your rain shell or extra layering
External hooks carry your helmet while still allowing full access to the pack's contents
200D polyester plain weave
2 liters/150 cu. in.
What's in the Box
CamelBak Rogue™ 2-Liter Hydration Pack
Rated 2 out of
Not As Good As Previous VersionAs my title states, this new Rogue pack is not as good as the previous version. I bought my first Rogue in 2010 and the new version in 2017. There have been changes made and features removed that are very questionable.
For one, the bottom pocket has been made smaller. The net inside the pocket was previously one net, and could be used to keep a cellphone or wallet secure. Now the two separate pockets are both too small to fit an iPhone or wallet, and have been made all but useless.
On the old version of the pack the bladder retainer is Velcro and separated which made the bladder easily removable. The new pack has a continuous elastic band which you have to fight to remove the bladder.
The adjustment straps on the old pack featured handy Velcro retainer straps to keep the excess strap secured. The new pack leaves these straps loose.
The worst offense to me is the new Crux reservoir. The reservoir that is included with the pack is not even the same as the one you get when you buy the Crux reservoir independently. The one that comes with the pack does not have the quick detach hose included on the independent reservoir. This is a very offensive decision. At the asking price for this pack, why would a full featured reservoir already in production that fits this pack not be included standard?
The new reservoir is nice and is an upgrade from the one that came with my Rogue pack in 2010. I would have been more than happy just buying the reservoir and keeping my old pack with the better features that I have used for years, but Camelbak decided to make some superficial changes (the plastic piece that fits over the edge and holds the top of the pack closed has been elongated so that it does not fit the old version) to the reservoir so that it would not fit in the old pack thus making it necessary to buy the new inferior version. If your bladder wears out and you need a new one after a new bladder version is released, I would not expect it to fit. This makes me question the longevity of this pack.
I have no problems with this pack as far as durability, aesthetics, or fit. If this were my first Camelbak and I didn't know what the old version was like, I'm sure I would be pleased. It is just apparent that Camelbak figured out they could spend less making the pack, charge the same for it, and make the only improved part slightly different in order force old customers into buying new things they neither want nor need.