Bike enthusiast Michael Eidson, was competing in the "Hotter'N Hell 100” back in 1988, a torturous event soaking up the summer sun of Wichita Falls, Texas. Whilst planning for this event he noticed the lack of refill points available for water and if he was to compete at a high level needed that vital water supply.
Eidson worked in the medical trade and began to fashion the first prototype Camelbak out of an IV bag and a tube sock! He then stuffed that down the back of his cycle shirt and threw a hose over his shoulder, clipped it to his top and away he went. That was moment that hands free hydration was born, the moment you could drink and peddle.
Jeff Wemmer, a competitive cyclist loved the idea when he saw it and started selling them at races on Eidson’s behalf. Originally the idea was laughed at but eventually practicalities took over the thought process and now Camelbak is the staple of Mountain Biking and all round outdoor adventure. Camelbaks core values remain the same and drive everything we do - from inventing the hydration category to becoming the world's leading maker of hydration solutions.
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- The patented one-piece big bite valve offers hands-free hydration for any high performance activityView all Hydration Pack Accessories$5.20RRP $6.24Save 17%
- The 90 degree bend of the ergo hydrolock places the big bite valve in a more ergonomic drinking position.View all Hydration Pack Accessories$4.99RRP $6.24Save 20%
- Specially formulated to help clean out camelbak reservoirs.View all Hydration Pack Accessories$9.33RRP $10.41Save 10%
- Cleaning kit for the new CamelBak Antitode reservoirView all Hydration Pack Accessories$17.66RRP $20.83Save 15%
- Retrofit any CamelBak Omega reservoir with Quick Link components via this conversion kit.View all Hydration Pack Accessories$11.41RRP $14.58Save 22%
- With a collapsible frame and trim-to-fit design, you can dry out your reservoir quickly and completely.View all Hydration Pack Accessories$8.29RRP $10.41Save 20%
- A great way to keep your bite valve clean and protected from dust and grime.View all Hydration Pack Accessories$5.83RRP $7.29Save 20%
- This ingenious device takes the guesswork out of hydration on the move!View all Hydration Pack Accessories$16.61RRP $31.24Save 47%
- Camelbak thermal control kit for Antidote reservoirs.View all Hydration Pack Accessories$18.70RRP $23.95Save 22%
- Keep your cool, all year longView all Hydration Pack Accessories$17.66RRP $20.83Save 15%