Rated 5 out of 5 by Dadonthego Great Product
I ride a lot of rails to trails, my most recent was 63 miles, this pack really came in handy. The wide mouth makes it easy to fill with ice and water. It rides comfortable on the back. The pockets are handy to carry a small first aid kit, wallet and keys.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Naz77 Easier than carrying water bottles.
I started walking a couple of months ago and wanted to carry some water to stay hydrated. At first I would carry two water bottles, but that became more of a chore than a rescue aid. I saw this and thought it would work great. When I received it in the mail, it worked exactly as I expected. I have gone on two walks with it so far. It is easy to use and clean.
July 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by scubalots Camelback rogue
Great product. Camelback did a lot of improvements in the last 10 years. Improved reservoir, back anti sweat padding, straps, pockets. I like this pack much better than my 10 year old camelback HAWG. I I would recommend this product.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great purchase
IO bought this for my 72 year old father whom is very active. He hikes, goes on bike rides, fishes, and just hanging out at the beach. He has already used it a dozen times in 2 weeks. Easy to fill and clean. He also loves the extra pockets for keys and maybe a little snack.
July 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DCBikeCommuter Solid and simple
I've had the Rogue for about three years and used it for both hiking and biking. It's compact but has enough storage space for spare intertubes, compact tire pump, energy bars, wallet, etc. Just keep in mind that it is not day pack by any means. This, however, is also it's benefit in that it's very comfortable and convenient to wear for extended periods of time and doesn't get in the way when scrambling under fallen logs, maneuvering between boulders etc.
With regard to the filling issue, mentioned by other reviewers, this can be accomplished fairly easily by holding the plastic "tongue" for lack of a better term that stick out from the side of the bladder opening and filling from a faucet high enough to allow the bladder to hang vertically fully extended. This method orients the bladder opening horizontally and allows for complete filling of the bladder. I also recommend using Camelbaks's cleaning tablets and drying system toavoid bacterial growth in the bladder, especially if you fill it with something other than water.
June 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by HikerInVegas No frills but gets the job done
I have searched high and wide for a good system, and many people advised the Camelbak Rogue was worth the time and money. For the most part, I would have to agree. The pack itself is very easy and comfortable to wear/adjust, and the 70oz reservoir is very easy to fill with the huge and well sealing opening. My only gripes are against the reservoir itself, and based upon further research it turns out I am not alone.
1. It is quite difficult if not nearly impossible to fill to capacity while the reservoir is in the pack. The compact nature and rigid back structure of the pack itself works great on the trail but causes considerable difficulty in allowing all the reservoir's space to be utilized without first filling it then inserting the filled reservoir afterwards.
2. It is extremely difficult to insert a full reservoir into the pack after it has been filled to capacity. It can be done, but with enough moving around and fidgeting with my fingers to get it in the pack properly I am paranoid that I'll puncture the reservoir before I even get to use it on that day's activities.
3. THIS IS NOT QUICK LINK EQUIPPED. Even though this is indeed a real Antidote 70oz Camelbak reservoir it is not equipped with the quick link system, and this makes installing the hose and reservoir in one action very time consuming and frustrating. This is a huge issue, and the primary reason I rated the entire product as 3 stars.
Aside from those 3 issues, it does indeed do what it is supposed to do and does it well. If I took the time to notice the above issues prior to purchasing, I would have still purchased this item with the manufacturer directly to ensure I get the accessory capability (Quick Link) and ease of use I demand in addition to the general features I purchased it for.
February 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by piglatin2001 Does exactly what I expected
The features of this item are great. It is a small unit that is perfect if you are just looking for water storage and minimal storage otherwise. The wide opening for the bladder makes it very easy to refill, and the unit has good overall design.
The only downside is that it does not conform to your back when full, and the bladder is better filled while inside the pack. It can be filled first, then put into the pouch, but it is not an easy task.
June 2, 2011