CamelBak Reviews and News


CamelBak Quick Stow first look

CamelBak showed us some innovative new bottle products at Bike Press Camp including their all new Quick Stow and Quick Stow Chill.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Western Spirit Cycling guides


The guides of Western Spirit Cycling are the ultimate hydration pack testers. During the course of a year, these two dozen Sherpas on two wheels lead some 1200 clients on over 100 mountain bike trips. Find out what they carry.

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CamelBak and the history of hands-free hydration


CamelBak’s place in the history of hydration is secure. From the very idea of hands-free hydration to cutting edge present day packs, the California-based company has been at the forefront of keeping cyclists (and outdoor enthusiasts of all types) performing at their best. But how did it happen — and where do we go next?

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CamelBak Skyline 10 LR hydration pack review


Carrying water, tools, and supplies is a must on long rides. But not all riders are thrilled with the idea of having a bag on their back that shifts around and affects ventilation. CamelBak aimed to address these issues with its new Skyline 10 LR hydration pack.

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CamelBak Palos 4 LR waist pack review


Say what you will about fashion implications, but when it comes to ripping around on mountain bikes, the CamelBak Palos 4 LR waist pack makes a lot of sense.

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Contest: The CamelBak Triple Pack Giveaway


Win a CamelBak Skyline 10 LR, Palos LR and KUDU 18 hydration pack and more. Total prize pack is valued at over $500.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, Kirt Voreis


Listen up as this trio of gravity racing stars talk gear selection, packing strategies, and what they bring along on rides when they know things could get weird.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Leadville legend Rebecca Rusch


Rebecca Rusch’s nickname says everything you need to know about her. The Ketchum, Idaho resident is the Queen of Pain. Find out what gear this long distance specialist never leaves home without.

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Trail riding with Mark Weir and Ben Cruz


Many a lasting friendship has been built around the mutual love of riding mountain bikes. Mark Weir and Ben Cruz are the perfect example, as you can see in this shred session in California’s Sierra foothills.

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CamelBak All Clear UV filtration system review


We often take potable water for granted in the United States, but clean water isn’t always available when traveling abroad or camping, which is where a portable filtration system like the CamelBak All Clear comes in handy.

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CamelBak: A look inside the inventor of the hydration pack


It was 1989 when the world’s first hydration pack was born. Yet, what is truly impressive is that all these years later, CamelBak remains a leader in a category that’s helped shape and change the way we ride bikes. Take a look inside this iconic company.

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Interview: Yuri Hauswald talks racing, hydration and more


Yuri Hauswald knows how to go long. Whether it’s 24-hour racing, epic gravel grinders, or cross-country stage racing, the California resident has a penchant for logging major miles — and doing it at the front of the pack.

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Choosing the right CamelBak hydration pack for you


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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Camelbak The Don Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ Camelbak has released two new hydration packs for 2010 made specifically for the All Mountain and Freeride community. The Don (17.5L) and The Capo (11L) have the usual Camelbak features, along with the ability to carry full face helmets and body armor. I originally tested the 2010 Don, but Camelbak […]

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Camelbak Elixir Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I started using Camelbak Elixir when they accidentally sent me a batch instead of an anticipated test hydration pack. I am sure glad the mix up happened, else I would never have tried the product. I had always prided myself on only using water during rides, and I found most […]

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CamelBak Redesigned Reservoir – the Antidote and the new Octane LR Pack


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 […]

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Winners of the CamelBak® New Year’s Eve raffle


January 5th, 2010 – Seems like there are a lot of CamelBak fans out there! There were masses of emails coming in at 12 pm on December 31st in order to win one out of ten All-Mountain Freeride hydration backpacks. The following 10 winners can look forward to a CamelBak model “The Capo” like European […]

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Go big with the new CamelBak® All-Mountain Freeride hydration packs in 2010


December 15th, 2009 – It doesn’t matter if you are having a session with your buddies at your local dirt jump spot, taking downhill runs back to back in the bike park or heading out for a freeride tour: you don’t want to get dehydrated. CamelBak’s All-Mountain Freeride hydration backpacks for 2010 ensure a good […]

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