- Women's Helena™ 20 Hydration Pack
The redesigned Helena offers a clean, simple aesthetic without sacrificing storage space. If you’re headed on an all-day hike to a chilly, windy summit, this pack has room for extra layers, an organized pocket for essentials, and a waist belt for a stable, secure climb. The reservoir holds 2.5 liters of water, and the side pockets can stow two more bottles for longer trips in hot weather. We’ve also added a stretchy overflow compartment and extra attachment points to the outside of the pack for the days when you need to pile on extra gear. The women’s-specific design features a shorter backpanel and shoulder straps that curve comfortably around your chest.
- The brand new Crux delivers 20% more water per sip, with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling, and an on/off lever that makes it easy to prevent leaks.
- Breathable air mesh back panel for a lightweight, comfortable fit
- Load bearing hip belt with cargo has open mesh to maximize breathability and keep essentials within easy reach
- Main compartment and separate essentials pocket organizes your lunch, gear and one day peak ascent needs.
- Stretch overflow exterior pockets for quick stash access
- Women's-specific design features a shorter back panel and an S-curved harness for a closer fit
- External attachment points let you attach trekking poles and other gear to the outside of your pack
- Features a Load Bearing Hip Belt
Hydration Capacity: 2.5L/85 fl oz
Hydration Type: CRUX™ Reservoir with Standard Exit Port
BPA/BPS/BPF Free: Yes
Quick Link Disconnect: No
Gear Capacity: 17.5L1050 cu in
Pack Weight: 680 g/1 lb 7 oz
Dimensions: 48 x 26.5 x 25 cm / 18.9 x 10.4 x 9.8 in
Fits torso: 38-48 cm/15-19 in
Fits Waist/Hips: 71-116 cm/28-46 in
Back Panel: Padded Mesh
Waist Belt: Padded Mesh with cargo pockets
Number of exterior pockets: 8
Includes a Crux reservoir, which delivers 20% more water per sip, with a self-sealing bite valve and ergonomic cap.
S Curved Harness
Women’s-specific design features a shorter back panel and an S-shaped harness that curves comfortably around your chest.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gaile from Dye faded onto pants when caught in rain. I just used this pak for the 1st time and loved it when doing a 7mile hike. However, I had unzipped my brand new Columbia hiking pants leg bottoms and put them in the side pocket. Then it rained. when I took the pant legs out of the pocket, green dye had leeched onto the pant legs from the pak. Now I have green spots on my brand new $60 pants!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alaynashae from Perfect for day hikes I just went on a hiking trip through 5 national parks. This bag was exactly what I was looking for in terms of amount of water and extra space. We hiked around 10 miles a day, and this bag was perfect. Plenty of space in the bag for extra layers, snacks, extra water, and whatever else you need! There are lots of pockets, it’s pretty waterproof (but after over an hour hiking in the pouring rain, some of the inside was wet), it’s comfortable, and it has hooks for anything you need to attach to your bag.
Date published: 2019-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lila98 from Excellent Trail Pack! The Red Helena 20 Camelbak is everything I needed and more! It was great for our day hike. It carried more than enough water and snacks, that includes the bladder and several water bottles. It's a nice, comfortable size for my small frame body. Plus it can be adjusted to other body sizes too, which is great for me and my fiance to trade it off. My fiance liked the easy accessible drinking straw. He ended up drinking the majority of the bladder water (haha) he said his next hike he WILL have one of these. In the heat of summer in the South packs can be hot and sweaty on my back, this one did pretty good as far as 'breathable' goes. One thing that was cumbersome for me was there isn't really a place to put your phone while on the trail if you want to reach it quickly. There are zipper pockets on the hips but they are too small for my phone (iPhone 6s). I had to put it in a water pocket on the side, which I had to get help to reach when I needed it. Other than that I didn't have any problems with it. Great pack over all.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crystal from Super light and great utility I've used this on several hikes and runs now and it's a great addition to my gear. For half day to day long hikes, it's perfect. If I dont pack much, it cinches up tightly to be streamlined on my back. If I had one suggestion, it would be to make the straps slightly softer. The material is fine with a good short sleeve or long sleeve shirt on, but when wearing a tank top, the straps can irritate the shoulders on longer hikes. Highly recommend for easy and difficult half day and day long hikes and runs.
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anhinga from Spot on design. Belt is very comfortable. Belt pouches extremely convenient for chapstick, trail mix. Fit is very good, slender enough, curved right to transfer load to belt. Day hiked Appalachia and Colorado.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by mdawnw from Helpful in the Canyon! I bought this product about a 2 months ago. I find it really helpful when I take tours at the lower antelope canyon. I'm able to fit all the stuff I need and also keep my water stocked. It's light weight and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by dreambigger11 from Sweet hiking day pack I use this pack weekly for hikes. It's the perfect pack for day hikes, and my sister has already purchased one, too.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by hikerlady63 from Perfect size I purchased the Helena 20 to replace another Camelbak that was stolen. I loved the old bag but this one is great too. Has lots of pockets for storing and a clip for my keys. I really like the hip belt which allows me to adjust to take the weight off my shoulders. I really wish they would have stuck with the old design to hold up the hydration pack from the top. It's difficult to get a full hydration pack into the space and make sure it is hooked under the screw on cap.
Date published: 2018-09-17