In addition to the new NV back panels, Camelbak has a new larger lumbar pack called the Volt with a 100oz reservoir. The Charge stays at 70oz, but both it and the Volt have full length front loading cargo panels. The reservoirs access from the back panel and have a hook to hold the cap flat. The Volt’s side pockets are massive, and the pack has a total of 600 cubic inches of space to carry your stuff.
The Volt’s reservoir is narrower and taller than the Charge, but holds the same volume as their larger Mule and Hawg packs while keeping the weight low on your back.
Carry on for more good stuff…
The waist adjustment strap on both the Volt and Charge runs all the way through, letting them compress evenly.
On the left is the redesigned Charge, which thankfully now has a full length main compartment and rear loading reservoir section.
On the right is the new women’s version called Spark. Straps and sizing are tailored for the fairer sex.
Also new for women is the Luxe and Luxe NV. Christine is showing the NV, which gets the sweet new pod-like back panels:
Like all the new mountain bike packs here, these get the helmet clips on either side.
As usual, colors and styles get updated. On the left is the new Poppy color for the Mule. Next to it is the new XV back panels, which are a very lightweight padding with large gaps between them for decent ventilation. Combined with their thin (but durable) rip stop nylon, they’re really light for such big packs. On the right are the women’s Luxe NV (center) and Luxe with XV pads (two on right).
On left are the redesigned Lobo, which gets slightly larger pockets with better layout, making the space more useful. On the right are the women’s Magic, essentially a girl-i-fied Lobo. Both get XV rear panels.