- Cloud Walker™ 18 Hydration Pack
Grab it and go: the Cloud Walker is a simple, classic daypack perfect for hikes and less technical adventures. When you’re staying close to home, just remove the reservoir for extra storage capacity. Hitting the trail? Throw it back in for 2+ hours of hydration. The large inner compartments are also ideal for clothes, snacks and essentials, and the redesigned Crux reservoir is easy to fill and delivers 20% more water with every sip. Plus, the air mesh backpanel offers a close, comfortable fit with plenty of ventilation.
- 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
- Main compartment and separate essentials pocket organizes your lunch, gear and one day peak ascent needs.
- External attachment points let you attach trekking poles and other gear to the outside of your pack
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: 15.5L/900 cu in
Pack Weight: 650 g/1 lb 6 oz
Dimensions: 51 x 26.5 x 25 cm / 20.1 x 10.4 x 9.8 in
Fits torso: 43-53 cm/17-21 in
Back Panel: Padded Mesh
Waist Belt: N/A
Number of exterior pockets: 5
Includes a Crux reservoir, which delivers 20% more water per sip, with a self-sealing bite valve and ergonomic cap.
Crux On/Off Lever
Easy and intuitive, leak-proof On/Off lever. Water when you want it, none when you don't.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BenjaminNH from Great all around pack I bought this with my mom for my freshman year in high school and for working at the Boys and Girls Club over the summer. For school I would take out the bladder and usually had no trouble fitting everything in for school including an L.L. Bean lunchbox. Over the summer working at the Boys and Girls Club I was always on my feet with the backpack on and it was comfortable and I had two liters of water for the day. Whenever I went hiking with it I would always be able to fit enough food and extra layers in the backpack, even for long hikes in the White Mountains. It only has 3 pockets so organization is a little harder than something with 4 or 5 but it's not bad, you just have to be clever with packing. Even the earlier version I had before my mom took it and donated it for work was an awesome pack and it easily had another 2 or 3 years in it (I'm going into my senior year now) and I'm planning on getting the new one which can only be even better than the older one I had.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jurassicjoe from Best daypack ever. I have been using an early model of the cloud walker 18 for quite some time. It is absolutely the best pack I own. I use it on weekend hikes when I'm going minimalist and day hike where I can hold anything I want. I take out the bladder and just use it like a backpack around town. Most versittile and comfortable pack I own. I'll probably pick up the newer model here shortly.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by LisaE from Poor organizational features I bought this to replace my Daystar, which I had for several years. I like the green color, and some of the features are good. Nice attachment points on the outside, and well designed side pockets, for example. However, the smaller pocket is very shallow and does not have any organizational features, unlike the Daystar. This makes it less convenient for everyday use when it comes to keeping smaller items out of the main pocket. It seems to fit well although I haven't taken it on any long hikes yet, so we'll see.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by TommyBoy from Perfect size for day hikes I bought this bag for a trip to Arizona where my girlfriend and I hiked basically everyday. I hiked both in high heat and sun as well as cold. The bag was able to hold more than enough water for the both of us. There is also plenty of room for cameras, phones, wallets, keys, sunscreen, etc. I like the cargo pockets on the outside; perfect for a bottle of Gatorade. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase. I even used it as my carry on for the airplane to hold laptop and some books.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by etorres from Amazing Pack I got one for my husband as gift and he loves it. He takes out the water bag and uses it to the office and will definitely be using it on our hikes.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris Q from High quality pack Bought this year's Cloud Walker after the zipper from one I bought over 17 years ago finally broke. I loved my first one, but I'm happy to see the new one is of even better quality with many useful improvements. The Cloud Walker is the perfect size for a daypack or for a light overnight trip. I use mine every day. When not hiking, you can take out the water bladder for additional storage.
Date published: 2018-05-02