The world’s leading producer of hydration packs Camelbak was born out of necessity in 1988.  Michael Eidson, who worked in the medical trade was due to compete in a tortuous event in Texas under the relentless summer sun and so developed a prototype Camelbak using an IV bag and a tube sock. This improvised system was stuffed down the back of his cycle shirt with a hose over his shoulder, clipped onto his jersey; that was moment that hands-free hydration was born, the moment you could drink and pedal. Jeff Wemmer, a competitive cyclist loved the idea when he saw it and started selling them at races on Eidson’s behalf.  Since then Camelbak’s hydration systems have become far more sophisticated and have continued to evolve through the years, with the brand now firmly established as the market leader in hydration solutions.