Camelbak Chase Bike Vest 50 oz
With a design borrowed from runners, endurance bike riders should take notice. The front of the Camelbak Chase Bike Vest 50 oz has way more going on than a standard hydration pack. The Camelbak Chase Bike Vest rides a bit higher on the back than a regular pack. In usual Camelbak style, the pockets and interior detailing is well thought out. The shoulder straps are mesh and the rear features a few small pockets as well as reservoir storage.
The design is said to distribute weight more evenly front and rear. The basic premise of the Chase bike vest comes from Camelbak's Ultra 10 running vest. The idea is that an endurance rider's gear weight can be distributed more evenly with storage on the front and rear, as opposed to only on the rear like most backpacks. This is said to also provide easier access to commonly used items or food. Where it differs is in the pockets and organization. In typical Camelbak form, there are smartly laid out storage solutions for practically everything a rider needs all surrounded by a visibility enhancing yellow interior. In my opinion, Camelbak has the best storage and pocket designs, and the Chase bike vest keeps that tradition. As for hydration, the Chase Bike Vest hauls a bit less fluid at 1.5L, compared to 2L for the Ultra 10. It does use Camelbak's Crux reservoir with Quicklink hose detachment for super simple filling while leaving the hose routed through the bag and shoulder straps.
The Camelbak Chase Bike Vest 50 oz features:
1.5L / 50oz Crux reservoir
Two sternum straps
3-D vent shoulder straps
Total capacity: 4L / 240 cubic inches
Cargo capacity: 2.5L / 150 cubic inches
Claimed pack weight: 330g / 11oz
Chest fit range: 71-116cm / 26-46in
Colors: Black and Burnt Olive/Lime Punch