How Much Can I Fit in an Ozark Trail 12l Hydration Pack?

Hi all. In this video, I'm seeing what could fit in my Ozark Trail 12L Hydration Pack. I am simulating going on an urban hike. This is my old hydration pack I purchased from Walmart, not a bad pack at all, it did the job for the time.

So, What Did I Manage to Fit In My Ozark Trail 12L Hydration Pack?

I managed to fit the smaller accessories such as: 
  • bug spray
  • towel
  • pen
  • small first aid kit
  • eye drops 
  • protein bar
  • water bottle
  • poncho
  • gloves.

What Didn’t I Fit In My 12l Ozark Trail 12L Hydration Pack?

If I had to add a hoodie or sweatshirt, it would be too big for this particular hydration pack.

Unfortunately, a 13" laptop does not fit at all. But, I did fit it in my 15L backpack.

Pros and Cons - Ozark Trail 12l Hydration Pack


  • Budget-friendly
  • The bladder was included
  • Removable bladder
  • The back has padding
  • Has a chest-strap


  • The synthetic material is not very durable. There is some tearing happening on the edges. 
  • Doesn't fit much of my urban hiking gear. 

Final Thoughts

The bottom line is it's still a wonderful hydration pack, and if I didn't have my laptop with me, I think I would continue to use it more often, but there are no hard feelings with Ozark Trail 12l Hydration Pack?  hydration pack.

Additional Photos - Ozark Trail 12L Hydration Pack

A bird's eye view of a 12l backpack with walking gear accessories scattered around it.
A bird's eye view of an Ozark Trail 12l hydration pack with walking gear accessories scattered around it. What can fit in a 12l hydration pack?