Product Comparison: CamelBak Circuit vs CamelBak Octane Dart

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General Specifications
Octane Dart
About the Product
The Circuit running vest offers all of the features that make it a favorite for races and long runs: front storage pockets for gels and fuel, a secure zippered pocket that fits most phones, and reflective to keep you visible when you’re on the move.
Minimalist design, maximum comfort. When a handheld just isn’t enough, but an ultrarunning vest feels like overkill, the Dart is your streamlined companion. The Dart has been a favorite among runners for years, thanks to its simple and intuitive features: a zippered essentials pocket in the back, and a stretchy pocket on the harness for gels or bars.
Key Specs
Hydration Capacity
50 oz.
50 oz.
Storage Capabilities
Front Stash Pocket, Small front pockets, Harness Pocket, Hydration Compartment
Hydration Compartment, Small front pockets, Stretch mesh front
70-D nylon
70-D ripstop nylon
What customers say about "Key Specs"
CamelBak Circuit 2016 Hydration Vest
  • Awesome hydration pack. It's not very big, but it has pockets in the front for your keys, phone and protein bar.
  • It's light, it says secure, no bouncing around. The straps that connect across the chest and stomach are adjustable so you can put them where it works for you.
  • I love it. I finally found something that is lightweight and keeps liquids close by.
  • It is a one size fits all, but once you adjust it to your body, it rides very well. I use it for long trail runs up and down hills and it conforms to my body nicely.
  • This is fantastic for running. Light weight and I can fit my cliffbar juicy candies in one of the tiny pockets, yet still easy to access while running.
  • The only complaint is the size of the phone pocket, which is ridiculously small compared to modern phone sizes.
CamelBak Octane Dart Hydration Pack, 50oz
  • It's perfect! Fits well, is light weight, and gave me the sense of safety I was looking for. This fits well and is very comfortable.
  • Light weight, extremely comfortable, stays in place 100%, the reservoir is easily removable for fill up. The compartments are also a decent size and easily accessable.
  • Very light, you know it's there but it feels much better than carrying weight on a belt.. General benefit of a backpack.
  • Super practical for running. Doesn’t bounce at all. You can fit quite a lot in the pockets as well!
Size & Weight
13.8 in.
12.4 in.
7.5 in.
8.7 in.
3.7 in.
4.9 in.
5 oz.
7 oz.
Torso Length
Shoulder Straps
Waist Strap
Tube Portals
Quick-Disconnect Tubing
Fixation Clip
Antidote Reservoir, Lifetime Warranty, Dryer arms, Ultra Light Materials, Dual adjustable sternum strap, Low-profile design, Crux On/Off Lever, Ventilated Harness
3D Mesh, Crux Reservoir, Lifetime Warranty, Low-profile design, Ventilated Harness, Ultra Light Materials, Air mesh hipbelt
Reservoir Wide-Mouth Opening
What customers say about "Features"
CamelBak Circuit 2016 Hydration Vest
  • There's a large pocket in the back for the water reservoir, but you can fit a few small items in there too. The straps allow this pack to fit on a slender person or a bigger person like me.
  • This is a great nag that's just the right size for water and carrying phone, keys, gels, etc without being bulky. I've used it for running, biking and hiking.
  • The clasp for the drinking straw was perfect, you'd be surprised at how many other packs don't have this and their straws just dangle and flap around as you run.
  • Even with the reservoir filled with water and the pockets stuffed with snacks, this vest is great. It stays put while you pound the pavement keeping you free from chafing.
  • I like that I can also stash a jacket or a small change of clothes in the bottom pocket of needed. You can also change which side the tube comes out, which is a plus for me.
  • Only issue is the side and chest strap gets lose so you are constantly tightening while you are running. It isn’t enough to bother me, but it might bother others.
CamelBak Octane Dart Hydration Pack, 50oz
  • The shoulder strap compartment holds a lot more than you would expect. It stretches and you think it may break but it is completely the opposite.
  • The reservoir is easily removable, the tubing doesnt need to be fed through any tight spaces, and the compartments ( two zipped, one on straps) are all spacious and easily accessable.
  • Sternum strap holds pack snuggly in place so it doesn't bounce around - can't even feel the strap. Like the mesh shoulder straps - cooler than other types of straps.
  • This one fits my tiny frame and stays on while I run without bouncing around too much. The straps are pretty wide and comfortable and the bag in general is lightweight.
  • The two storage pockets are nice - wish they were a little larger but not at the expense of the overall size of the pack.
  • No matter how carefully I align the screw cap on the bladder, it always leaks.
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
85.00 $
70.00 $

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