CamelBak Motherlode Hydration Pack with 100oz (3.0L) Mil-Spec Crux Reservoir


  • Imported
  • Laser-cut Mountain MOLLE panels on front and sides for secure attachment of accessory pouches
  • Low Rider Reservoir compartment shifts weight down on the back
  • Four-zipper, full clamshell opening on main compartment. Three lash points in main compartment
  • 50 mm webbing waistbelt with lumbar adjustment stows when not in use
  • Uses the 3.0L Crux LUMBAR Reservoir, P/N 2052001003


Brand: CamelBak

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Hit pay dirt with the all new Motherlode. A redesign of a classic, the new Motherlode has the cargo and organization you've come to love, but now includes a 3L, 100oz Mil Spec Crux Lumbar Reservoir that delivers 25% more water per sip and moves your water lower, increasing your stability and comfort. Perfect for multi-day missions, the Motherlode has over 35L of cargo, tons of gear organization, and our new laser cut Mountain MOLLE, making it fast and easy to attach additional accessories.

  • Date First Available: May 11, 2019
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502,601 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #900 in Hydration Packs

    Prior to purchasing this pack, I owned a HAWG and a Sparta, but I wanted something bigger for weekend-length hikes. I felt that the BFM would be just too big for my taste, so I tried out the Motherlode. The five stars are for the quality of the product itself - Camelbak makes amazing packs!

    But - if I were to make a recommendation to buyers, I would consider a BFM instead - depending on your needs. The Motherlode is basically a stripped down BFM - it's missing the side water bottle pockets of the BFM, does not have the hefty waist belt and does not have the futura harness. The motherlode is a great pack for people who want to customize their side pack MOLLE (and of course the ability to totally remove side pockets), and don't care about the futura harness or the hefty waist belt.

    The BFM will be a better choice for people who are using this for hiking and that sort of thing. The harness system on the BFM is the best i've seen on a military pack - it is fully customizable to your torso size and the waist belt holds your pack weight a lot better than the Motherlode will. And the water bottle pockets on the side mean I don't need to purchase extra MOLLE packs for the side , which I'd be putting water bottle holders on anyways.

    When all was said and done, I ended up returning the Motherlode for the BFM, but I think both packs are great and it really depends on your needs.

    Perfect for what I do! Fits a large 3 ring binder, rain jacket, snacks, all my EDC essentials, and a MacBook Pro. I keep my laptop in the back zippered bladder pocket for added protection from the foam lining and also easy access. Tons of pockets makes for better organization! I like that the space grows tall rather than outward so it’s more conformed to my body and more evenly distributed the weight. Great pack!

    CamelBak always has well made packs. This one is my new travel pack over the hawg

    This backpack is built better than anything I’ve ever had. Speedy shipping and a lifetime guarantee on it.

    The original Motherlode is far more sturdy. This is a good bag, but the last original lasted a decade of deployments, I do not suspect the new one can.