Just an informal poll among fellow cyclists: what is your opinion of hydration packs? I never thought twice about wearing one, until Bicycling magazine was poking fun of them. Of all the so-called “disadvantages”, the only one I thought was valid was that your back won’t stay cool on a warm day wearing a Camelbak hydration pack.
However, I want to defend my Camelbak. I own high quality water bottles, but once the temperature hits over 75 degrees, the bottles cannot compare to the Camelbak. The water stays much colder for many hours.
Please post your opinion!