It took courage, conviction and imagination to evolve from an IV bag in a tube sock sold by a motorcycle-driven sales force of one. Our 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.
Bicycle enthusiast Michael Eidson, is competing in a 100-mile race in the grueling summer heat of Wichita Falls, Texas. Water is vital to surviving the race, and there are few places to refill a water bottle. Eidson, an emergency medical technician by trade, decides to fill an IV bag with water and slip it into a white tube sock. Yes, a tube sock. Then he stuffs the contraption into the back of his bike jersey, throws the thin hose over his shoulder and clamps it with a clothespin.
Hands-free hydration is born. And Eidson is able to drink as he pedals...while the other racers laugh and fiddle with their water bottles.
The functional CAMELBAK systems ensure an easy liquid supply while cycling: Even in difficult terrain, you are able to take a sip without having to take the hands off the handlebar. CAMELBAK hydration backpacks come with reservoirs with a volume of up to three litres and are thus suitable for both smaller training units and longer tours. The backpacks are available in different colours and shapes. The breathable backpacks feature a splashguard to protect from dirt and offer enough storage space for smartphone, tools or energy bars. Moreover, the CAMELBAK product range has been expanded with hydration backpacks with an integrated back protector that are especially popular among enduro riders. This back protector easily withstands several impacts and is yet so flexible that it perfectly adapts to the wearer’s movements.
Thanks to their special system, CAMELBAK drinks bottles do not have to be tilted for drinking. In this way, you can always keep your eyes on the road. The plastic used for the drinks bottles is hygienic, non-toxic and lightweight. According to the manufacturer, the CAMELBAK drinks bottles also stand out for their taste neutrality and their robust material. The extensive range of hydration system accessories tops off CAMELBAK’s product offer. Tube brushes, cleaning tablets and dryer arms help you to clean the hydration bladder, while the CAMELBAK RainCover keeps the backpack dry in wet weather. The hydration pack can be individually upgraded with closures, connections and clips – whatever you might need.