SpiderLegs wrote:how much weight a Camelbak Fourteener can hold
I've racked up over 300 hikes with my Fourteener 24, regularly carrying 15-20 lbs (in as well as hanging on) and have carried 25-30 pounds more than two dozen hikes with no seam issues.
The only outward signs of wear are a few small holes in the mesh at the bottom of the foam pad, but already it has lasted by far longer than any other CamelBak I've owned so I'm not too concerned.
Although I wish it had a pocket on BOTH sides, my biggest complaint is the zipper on the right side pocket opens to the REAR. So... on a number of occasions it has been pulled open while going through thick brush, causing a loss a various pieces of gear in the process.
Zippers on side pockets should ALWAYS open to the front!