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CAMELBAK Hydration systems ---continue to deliver water on the go -wherever, with proprietary know-how that makes filling the bladder up, drinking up, and cleaning up- drama free.
New for Fall 2012 is the Gambler $90, ETA Oct. 2012)---an ergonomically shaped, streamlined hydration pack that has enough
loops and compartment s for essentials (shovel, avalanche probe, skins)---with a closed cell foam, insulated tube compartment and 3L (100oz) Antidote™ Reservoir with Quick Link® and Therminator™ Harness--- equipped--- to prevent liquids from freezing and keep the flow even and easily accessible.
|zipped compartment for personal stuff|
|easy grab adjustments and tabs|
|shovel room-and zipped multi-compartments|
| Big Bite Valve™and non-abrasive (meaning not annoying) shoulder straps-Therminator™harness|
easy access to mouthpiece encourages hydration on the go
|comfy Snowshed™ back-lightweight too|
|easy grab handle|
|half shell opening|
Other highlights we previewed included low profile designs for on the mountain haulers-with enough wipe compartments/straps for personal stuff and to secure a helmet....and new color waves for the best selling Roulette (3L-100 oz hydration capacity-women's), Tycoon and Pit Boss packs, pictured above.
Made from Quickfit™- lightweight, chafe-free, breathable/ stretchable mesh--- the wearable PowerBak Vest with an Antidote™slip-in reservoir... comes with a padded Hydropouch™to stabilize the load and an insulated pad to keep the water away from the skin---designed for long distance bikers or runners---on hot days, we would load up the easy fill bladder with ice cubes.
|insulated drinking tube swings over the shoulder|
|low profile, zips on/off|
Cute patterns and more compact sizes- for snow sports enthusiasts---the lightweight Sno Angel...
|sno angel-$59-70 oz (2L) hydration capacity-with essentials zipped pocket...|
|kids hydration packs too---all made with the durable and tough Diamond Box ripstop /DWR nylon like the grownups|