CamelBak Reviews and News


What to look for in a hydration pack

The right pack needs to fit you — and your on-bike needs. Here’s a look at why hydration packs are a critical piece of gear and how to select the right one.

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Why go low? Understanding the CamelBak Low Rider

By positioning water and cargo weight on your hips, this unique hydration pack lowers a rider’s center of gravity, giving them better balance and more stability on the bike.This also reduces the upper portion of the pack, improving back ventilation and freedom of movement so you can rail tight turns and berms like never before.

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CamelBak Low Rider gets in the flow

Forrest Riesco and Trevor Porter don’t just go for rides. They attack the trails with skilled precision and speed. In this film by Maxwell Frank, the pair of pro riders demonstrate those abilities in the lush rugged terrain of British Columbia.

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Rémy Métailler rides Skyline to Sea Trail with CamelBak

Rémy is incredibly versatile as well, as he can ride some of the smoothest and most creative lines. Here he showcases some of the most creative lines on the Sea to Sky trail.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The best kid’s bikes and gear

For the little biker on your holiday shopping list, here are 15 great gift ideas ranging from balance bikes, fat bikes, and BMX bikes, to helmets, jerseys, and hydration packs.

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Eurobike 2015: CamelBak Palos lumbar pack frees the back

New lumbar line of hydration packs lowers center of gravity to increase rider’s freedom of movement. Water weight positioned on hips to reduce weight transfer to the shoulder harness.

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CamelBak Interbike 2014

Go “Bak in Time” with CamelBak as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. For 2015 CamelBak offers their new K.U.D.U. Impact Protection hydration pack.

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Eurobike: 2015 CamelBak KUDU enduro hydration pack

CamelBak’s KUDU enduro-specific packs that combine hydration, cargo carry and legit back protection—check ‘em out here.

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History: CamelBak celebrates 25th anniversary of first hydration pack

From an IV bag stuffed inside a tube sock to the high tech hydration packs of today, how we drink on the bike has come a long way.

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First Look: CamelBak’s new Kudu hydration pack with built-in armor

CamelBak releaes info on their new Kudu hydration pack with built-in impact protection, handy tool roll, waterproof rain cover and plenty of storage. Check out the details and view plenty of photos here.

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Sea Otter Video: Camelbak updated Podium bottle 2014

Camelbak’s made some updates to their popular Podium bottle and we caught up with Camelbak Marketing Coordinator Kevin Taylor at Sea Otter to walk us through the changes.

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Review: Camelbak Volt 13 LR

The Volt 13 LR’s innovative design, lightweight materials, soft padding, and its highly flexible nature, create a plush and comfortable pack, and it becomes one with the back, and has enough water and storage space for most rides.

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What’s In Your CamelBak? Photo Submission Contest

Enter the CamelBak “What’s In Your CamelBak” Photo Submission Contest and you could win a FREE CamleBak M.U.L.E. NV hydration pack!

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CamelBak 2014 Mule NV, Volt 13 LR, Charge 10 LR and Spark 10 LR Hydration Packs

CamelBak has some exciting new colorways for 2014. The new MULE NV, Volt 13 LR, Charge 10 LR and Spark 10 LR are all highlighted here.

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CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV Hydration Pack

CamelBak’s new M.U.L.E. NV with new iNtegrated Ventilation back panel has four articulating pods that move to fit the curvature of your back and provide lift between the pack and your sweaty back.

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CamelBak Charge 10 LR Review

This is one of my favorite hydration packs of all time, and it sticks to your back like Velcro, and carries the weight low on your lumbar. It’s a tough well made pack, with lots of features and innovative designs. It’s a small pack with only a 2 liter water capacity, but it functions extremely […]

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CamelBak Women’s Specific L.U.X.E., Magic, Spark and L.U.X.E. NV

Kristine from CamelBak shows us some highlights of the Women’s Specific line of packs including the new L.U.X.E. with XV back panel, Magic, Spark and L.U.X.E. NV

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CamelBak Volt 13 LR, Charge LR and New M.U.L.E. NV for 2013

Seth shows us some highlights of CamelBak’s latest offerings for 2013 with the brand new Volt 13 LR, the updated Charge LR and the M.U.L.E. NV with the new NV back panel technology

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CamelBak Charge 450 Review

The pack is an excellent lightweight entity, that makes use of light materials and a minimalist design, for a pack that seamlessly conforms to your back, for superb comfort and conformability. It’s meant for everyday adventures, with enough capacity, features and pockets for long forays into the backcountry. The feathery light pack all but disappears […]

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CamelBak Charge LR

The CamelBak Charge LR is an incredibly comfortable, light and conformable hydration pack, which features their lumbar Antidote reservoir, which is situated at the bottom of the pack. The design places the water lower on hips and back for stability and comfort. The pack becomes part of your back, at least figuratively, as it conforms […]

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CamelBak Partners with Matt Damon’s Charity, Water.org

Water.org Partners with CamelBak This Holiday Season Limited-edition water bottles with custom design to benefit those without safe water Petaluma, Calif. (October 25, 2011) – CamelBak® and Water.org™ announced today that they are teaming up for a second consecutive year to share a simple and powerful way to help some of the 884 million people […]

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CamelBak’s New Better Bottle Insulated Now Available Nationwide

CamelBak® Better Bottle™ Insulated Keeps Cool When the Heat Is On Revolutionary Bottle-in-a-Bottle Design Available in Vibrant Color Combinations Petaluma, Calif. — The hydration innovators at CamelBak® are once again breaking new ground in the reusable bottle market with the industry’s first insulated Tritan™ plastic reusable bottles. Engineered from the inside out, the insulated .6 […]

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CamelBak New 2012 Hydration Packs: Agent & Asset

CamelBak showed a few new products at Bike Press Camp this year, highlighted by two new hydration pack from their AMF collection. The Agent and Asset will be replacing the Don, Capo and Consigliere freeride line. The Agent features: -100 oz bladder -overflow storage -cable carry for full face and armor -vented NVis (pronounced “envious”) […]

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The FMB World Tour 2011 Announces CamelBak as Their Official Partner

Munich, March 15th, 2011 – CamelBak is now part of the illustrious circle of partners that have taken the step to stand behind the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour. With less than three weeks to go until the FMB World Tour kicks of on April 2nd and 3rd with the Vienna Air King, the […]

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CamelBak Octane LR Review

The CamelBak Octane LR is an incredibly comfortable and trick hydration pack, which features their lumbar Antidote reservoir, which is situated at the bottom of the pack. The design places the water lower on hips and back for stability and comfort. The pack becomes part of your back, at least figuratively, as it conforms to […]

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