Seth from Camelbak shows us some of the new highlights of their products for 2011. First and foremost is the completely redesigned Antidote bladder system with quick link quick disconnect system, easier to open and close fill port, built in dryer hangers and more. Also shown are the Octane LR and a demo of the easy disconnecting bladder.
These new upgrades and changes to the water reservoir that CamelBak has made, really show that they listened to customer feedback. The easy open and close fill port and the built in dryer hangers are features that are TOTALLY useful. I always seem to over tighten my current Omega bladder (for fear of it coming loose and leaking). Then I have to struggle to get it open later. Also, with the built in dryer arms, I no longer have to use my dryer hanger….so one less piece to hassle with.
Also, the fact that you can now quickly and easily disconnect the bladder from the tube make refilling a snap (as demonstrated in the video.)
The Octane LR features the lumbar reservoir. Carrying your water around your waist is not a new concept with CamelBak (remember the GoBe?) but this new iteration really makes sense. The weight is carried lower on your body near your hips, lowering the pack center of gravity and really frees up your upper body.
The new lineup from CamelBak will be available at your local bike shops starting October, 2010.
For more information: www.CamelBak.com