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OUTDOOR RETAILER PRODUCT PICKS

08.04.2010

CamelBak Antidote

This next-generation reservoir features the largets fill port on the market along with an easy-open, quarter turn cap; fold-out drying armsl a Quick Link detachable hose; and a low-profile internal baffle.
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THE GEAR JUNKIE SCOOP- CAMELBAK ANTIDOTE

07.08.2010

It was more than 20 years ago when an enterprising endurance athlete stuffed a medical IV bag into a tube sock and sewed it onto his cycling jersey. CamelBak, the self-proclaimed inventor of the “hands-free hydration category,” was born, and hydration in the outdoors would never be the same.

This year, a distant descendant of the tube-sock holder will be released. The company claims its Antidote product line will redefine “how packs and reservoirs should work together as compl...
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FIELD TESTED- THE BEST SUMMER HYDRATION PACKS

07.07.2010

A few weeks ago, my friend Aileen and I made a rookie mistake, despite being inveterate outdoorsy types. We hiked 12 miles through Santa Fe National Forest equipped with only an 18-oz water bottle between the both of us. Not the smartest move, especially in high desert. Luckily, just when our mouths felt like drywall and the conversation had turned to Will Ferrell’s latest hydration technique, we reached the safety of my car. But not before I’d learned a critical lesson: Don’t ever leave...

GEAR GUIDE- A COOLER WAY TO STAY HYDRATED

06.10.2010

Summer has arrived here in Birmingham, Ala. While that doesn’t mean an end to outdoor workouts, having something to sip while I sweat has moved from nicety to necessity. One thing I dread, though, is that moment at which the sun turns my beverage from refreshingly cool to revoltingly warm. So I was intrigued to hear about CamelBak’s new Podium Ice water bottle, whose insulation supposedly keeps water cold four times longer than regular bottles’.

I devised an admittedly less-th...
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CAMELBAK PODIUM CHILL

06.01.2010

If you've ever washed down an energy bar ot gel with warm water on a hot summer afternoon, you'll appreciate this insulated bottle, which kept stream refills pleasantly col for two hours on tropical 85F hikes this spring. You'll also dig CamelBak's innovatice JetValve, a self-sealing top that doesn't leak if you leave it in the "on" position (it twists to lock), yet shoots a high-flow jet of water when you squeeze the 21-ounce, non-BPR container. It's tall and skinny, perfect for daypack...
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GO-HARD GEAR: TURBOCHARGE YOUR RUN, RIDE, OR SWIM WITH THIS GUIDE TO HIGH-TECH TOYS

06.01.2010

Ride CamelBak Race Layer

A rider’s body causes up to 80 percent of his total aerodynamic drag. A hydration hump doesn’t help. Instead, slip on this Tour de France-tested back bladder. It fits under your jersey, so it doesn’t impede streamlined form.
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EARTH DAY- COOL ALTERNATIVES TO BOTTLED WATER

04.21.2010

I’m at the gym, totally killin’ it on the treadmill. I mean, really working here. Sweat is pouring down my face and I soon notice how parched I am. I begin fantasizing about how satisfying an ice-cold bottle of water would be right now. It’d be so simple to walk down to the lobby and buy a delicious Evian from the vending machine.

But then I think about the affects that decision could have on my pocketbook, my body and the environment. I attacked the drinking fountain.
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BACKPACKER GEAR REVIEW: CAMELBAK FLOW METER

03.01.2010

Some of us laughed, some of us celebrated- and some of wished we'd had this device in college. The Flow Meter is a digital gague that mounts in your hose and measures both how much you've drunk and how many ounces are left in your keg, er, reservoir. No more running out of fluids just when you’re getting thirsty! An advanced mode (who knew?) also lets you enter the amount you want to imbibe, then monitors your progress and estimates the ETA to an empty bladder.

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GEAR REVIEW: CAMELBAK FLOW METER

03.01.2010

Some of us laughed, some of us celebrated- and some of wished we'd had this device in college. The Flow Meter is a digital gague that mounts in your hose and measures both how much you've drunk and how many ounces are left in your keg, er, reservoir. No more running out of fluids just when you’re getting thirsty! An advanced mode (who knew?) also lets you enter the amount you want to imbibe, then monitors your progress and estimates the ETA to an empty bladder.

Skip the confu...
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OUTDOOR RETAILER'S BEST GEAR

01.25.2010

Each winter, the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City brings together 40,000 attendees to ogle the latest in outdoor apparel and gear. Here are a few products that stood apart from the rest.

CamelBak Roulette, Pit Boss Packs

These are a pair of winter hydration packs for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. The women’s Roulette and men’s Pit Boss backpacks include the requisite CamelBak hydration hose and reservoir, plus adjustable carrying...
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MEN'S JOURNAL GEAR OF THE YEAR

12.01.2009

BEST WATER BOTTLE

The 21-ounce CamelBak Podium Chill Jacket comes as close to the ideal water bottle as we've ever seen. Like the regular Podium bottle, it features the company's incisor-saving bite-and-suck spout as well as its antibacterial polypropylene liner, which keeps H2O from tasting plasticky. The Chill Jacket adds insulation into the mix, keeping water cold for several hours, making it well-suited for sweater summer temps.
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CAMELBAK KIDS' BETTER BOTTLE

10.12.2009

They say the oral stage ends before preschool. Try telling that to your paci-addicted 3-year-old.

Why not offer up a Better Bottle instead? The latest from Petaluma-based CamelBak, this mini rendition
of the popular adult version has no choking parts and can be used for water, juice, or milk. Durable, dishwasher safe, and entirely BPA and phalate free, the clever design vanquishes all seven of the deadly sippy cup sins (toxic, leak prone, ugly, smelly, fragile, boring, an...
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RECYCLE YOUR BOTTLE, GET A NEW CAMELBAK

09.13.2009

Right on the heels of the Cash for Clunkers program for your water bottles -- CamelBak's Steel of a Deal promotion. Here's how it works: The first 500 people who e-mail a photo showing they're recycling their old aluminum bottles with liners containing potentially toxic Bisphenol A (BPA) will get a free half-liter stainless steel insulated Better-Bottle worth $30. While a bit heavier and less capacious than your old bottle, this one acts as a Thermos, keeping cold drinks cold and warm dr...
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PRODUCT REVIEW: CAMELBAK PODIUM BOTTLE

07.12.2008

They said it couldn’t be done, but it looks like Camelbak may have accomplished what has long been considered impossible, “building a better mouse trap”. I have to admit that when I first received the Camelbak Podium bottle for review I was skeptical, but after the first ride I was hooked. Whether on the bike or in the gym, the Podium Bottle is always close by.

When I first saw Camelbak’s new bottle during the 2008 Tour of California, I wondered why anyone would want this bott...
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HUNTER GATHERERS

01.01.0001

There are two kinds of campers. The do-ers and the whiners. Some guys like to sleep on the ground, some like to have an air mattress, a sleeping bag, and a tent floor in between themselves and said ground. To each his own, I guess. Either way, every fall, thousands of men, along with their counterparts, pack up their car and venture into the woods to go camping. Here’s the best of everything for the best (and neediest) of everyone.

Drink Up: I’m sure the majority of what you’r...
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