- Franconia™ LR 24 Hydration Pack
Designed for technical, all-day hikes, the Franconia LR is our top-of-the-line lumbar hiking pack, designed for carrying a day’s worth of food, fuel and gear. Here’s the lowdown on lumbar reservoirs: by shifting water weight to your hips, they provide the stability you need, the water you want, and the mobility you didn’t know you lacked. The Franconia is also designed to keep you cool and hydrated on grueling mountain routes. The Air Suspension™ back panel keeps the pack off your back for plenty of ventilation, and the zippered pockets on the waistbelt give you instant access to maps or bars. It’s also easy to drink without taking your eyes off the trail: the new reservoir delivers more water per sip, and the magnetic tube trap lets you snap the tube into place without fumbling.
- The brand new Crux LR reservoir delivers 20% more water per sip while keeping weight positioned low on your back, which translates to better stability in the saddle and on the trail
- Separate reservoir compartment stows your water supply away from your gear
- Reservoir compression cinches water to the small of your back to reduce sloshing as you drink
- Air suspension back panel holds the pack away from your back for maximum ventilation and air flow
- Magnetic Tube Trap™ keeps your tube secure and accessible when you need it
- Ventilated hip belt features cargo pockets to keep essentials within easy reach
- Stretch overflow exterior pockets for quick stash access
- Trekking pole attachment and tool loop let you attach and remove extra gear to exterior of your pack
- Load lifters provide maximum comfort and even load distribution
- Cargo compression cinches your cargo where it counts for a secure and comfortable carry
- Features a Load Bearing Hip Belt
Collection: Hiking Low Rider™
Hydration Capacity: 3L/100 fl oz
Hydration Type: CRUX™ LUMBAR Reservoir with Quicklink™ System
BPA/BPS/BPF Free: Yes
Quick Link Disconnect: Yes
Gear Capacity: 21L/1250 cu in
Pack Weight: 1.2 kg/2 lbs 10 oz
Dimensions: 53 x 29.5 x 31 cm / 20.9 x 11.6 x 12.2 in
Fits torso: 43-53 cm/17-21 in
Fits Waist/Hips: 76-127 cm/30-50 in
Back Panel: Air Suspension™ Back Panel. Uses suspended open mesh to keep the pack off the hiker’s back for maximum ventilation and air flow.
Waist Belt: Padded Foam with cargo pockets
Accessories Included: Magnetic Tube Trap™
Number of exterior pockets: 8
This trampoline-style back panel suspends the pack away from your back, leaving room for air to circulate.
Crux Lumbar Reservoir
Includes a Crux lumbar reservoir, which positions water weight low on your back for more stability and better balance on the trail.
Rated 5 out of 5 by catechdiver from GREAT DAY PACK AND EXCELLENT FOR EVERYDAY USE! I have used this pack everyday for three months. My job requires a lot of travel and it always goes with me, loaded with a first aid kit, food, jacket, office essentials and sometimes my 15" laptop. I have used this pack for many small 4-5 mile hikes with great success. It has been to the summit of Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy), Cucamonga Peak, and Mount San Jacinto. I am 5'2, 144 pounds and have to say the bag fits great. The hips and shoulder straps are very adjustable! Once, the bag is adjusted and cinched down on your back, it feels very solid. I love the external frame and how solid it feels. I could not recommend this pack more.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Isaac from Super comfortable I'm 6'3 300lbs and just hiked 15 miles at the Grand Canyon. Not a bad way to break in this pack. I was looking for a new one that was big enough for such a trek and that was a great fit... this was it. It was super comfortable and very reliable. Plenty of storage space for everything I needed to carry and then some. I honestly couldn't have made it without this one. Another hiker on the trail wanted to trade packs with me. I would've pushed him over the canyon if he tried.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scoutmaster J from An amazing pack Being 6'5" it is hard to find a good pack. This one is the closest to it. With the metal frame it felt great. I would say having an adjustable lumbar would make this untouchable in the market. I loved it and
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Myles from Perfect size Just got back from Zion National Park! This backpack was epic. Enough space for water change of cloths second pair of shoes and food for an entire 2 days. Easy to get everything with the great organization. Pack sits perfect on your back with all the adjustments for shoulders and waist belt. The air flow in the back panel make a world of difference and keeps you cool for the entire day
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Burnside from Camelbak has built the perfect daypack I've gone through almost 10 Camelbaks in the past 20 years and have been happy with each one. Most of these packs got 80% of what I needed for the particular activity. Then the Franconia was released and I couldn't be happier with the results. I'll focus on my 3 favorite features. The Air Suspension system just works. Gone are the days of sweaty, sticky backs and the weight of the pack pushing up against me. It's also lightweight yet strong so there are really no drawbacks here. I hope to see this system make it to a few of their smaller packs, but understand if it might not be possible given the added bulk. The hip zip pouches are such a simple, valuable solution to the pack. I can fit my large smartphone (Galaxy S8+ with case) in one pouch and some snacks in the other pouch. I no longer need to unlatch the straps on the pack, swing over the pack, then unzip a back pouch to access some items I frequently need. This is probably my favorite feature. The trekking pole attachment system came just in time. I just started using trekking poles, especially when going downhill, and needed a pack which could easily stow them away when not in use. Again, the Franconia came to the rescue. Now I can secure them away on my hike up and then grab them on my way down. They never get in my way when attached to the pack. They are securely fit and silent as they should be. Again, this is the perfect daypack. I haven't even mentioned the excellent load bearing of the pack or the updated water reservoir. Everything about this pack is the culmination of years of fine tuning what works and getting rid of what doesn't. Thanks Camelbak for knocking this one out of the park!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christopher from Great product I've had this pack since last year, and have taken in on all my day hikes. It fits everything I need. The pack is very comfortable, I dont even notice it's on. I'm 6'4" and it fits perfect. I absolutely reccomend this pack.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matthew Malone from Hiking and Hydration Made Easy I bought this pack so I could carry camera gear and tools and then also have a large amount of water with. I use this pack when we go miles out into the woods Morel Mushroom hunting. It is very comfortable to wear. Even having the 3L bladder filled doesn't seem heavy. I can crush a tone of water and be confident I wont run out. Staying hydrated allows me to feel stronger, and refreshed while deep in the wild. The aluminum frame is a great feature and the way it holds away from your back is nice. I am happy with everything about it and am glad I bought the expensive one.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by minkeyman from Excellent Pack Design After a pack from another brand bit the dust after being used every day for a few years I started looking back at a CamelBak since I have never had one of their packs fail. I have an old Fourteener model that I love and was planning on getting another one for my daily use bag when I stumbled on the Franconia. I really like the full aluminum stays on the pack as well as the idea of a lumbar bladder to help with stability and proper weight distribution. After using the pack daily for a while and hiking with is yesterday with appx. 15-20 lbs I can say the suspension design is great at transferring weight. The pack is extremely comfortable and does a great job at placing the weight on your hips if you want it to. I think the durability will be just as good as my other CamelBak packs. For reference I am 6'1" tall and this pack has a long enough torso for me unlike other packs in this size range. The only thing I would change would be to add a couple of small organization pockets inside the main pocket. Other than that I have no complaints about this excellent design. The hipbelt pockets are designed so that there is actually enough room to store items in them, unlike many other packs. The lumbar bladder is also very nice. All in all,this is a top notch pack with excellent design, comfort, and durability.
Date published: 2017-08-27