- Harness and sternum strap designed specifically for a woman’s comfort
- Perfect for minimalist adventures; designed to carry water snacks and maybe even a trail map
- Multiple colors available: pink, gray, and blue (see the pictures below)
- Pockets aren’t very accessible during a run
- No water tube clip, though most people don’t use them anyways
- Sorry guys, this pack probably won’t work for you! (Check out the Fairfax for the men’s version)
The Bottom Line
If you’re a women that’s had trouble finding a great hydration pack with a good fit then you may want to check out the CamelBak Annadel. The pack is super lightweight, so if you’re used to running with a fuel belt or running belt this may be the perfect upgrade.
The CamelBak Annadel is one of the CamelBak’s most popular women’s hydration packs and for good reason. Don’t let the name fool you, the 2012 Annadel was actually released in 2011 and has received some rave reviews since. Here’s what we think.
Comfort and Fit
Nearly every hydration pack is light or at least comparatively light and this pack is no different coming in at 9.2 ounces (dry). As we’ve said a couple times already this running pack is specifically built for women. The torso length is approximately 14 inches and if you’re on the taller side (say 5’10” or taller) then you may want to try out the regular size pack before buying.
Unlike a conventional running backpack, the storage for this hydration pack is minimal. There is a small pouch on the lower back side of the pack that is perfect for some snack mix or a cell phone. There’s also a vertical zipper pocket just above the small pouch. If you unzip this pocket you’ll actually find 2 smaller mesh pockets inside which are perfect for storing smaller things like glasses, trail maps, or headphones.
One other cool thing is this pack has a key clip which comes in handy, especially if you’re the type of person that has one of those key chains with about 20 keys on it. That can be more than annoying to cope with.
It all depends on how much you drink, but at 50 ounces this pack is probably good for about 1-2 hours of running, which is about a half-marathon size pack. As is typical with most hydration packs there’s an insulated reservoir pocket that keeps liquid cool and utilizes a “bite and sip” water nozzle. Be prepared to tuck your water tube somewhere because there is no tube clip on this pack.
Where to Buy
If you’re looking for the cheapest price be sure to check out Amazon.