If there’s one thing we know best, it’s water. Our athletes, customers and colleagues told us they wanted a reservoir that delivered more water per sip, with a foolproof design that made it easy to fill up and hit the trail. The Crux delivers 20% more water per sip, with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling, and an on/off lever that makes it easy to prevent leaks. Like all of our gear, we put the Crux through exhaustive stress tests to make sure that it won’t fail you on the trail. 100% free of BPA, BPS and BPF.
- Offers 20% more water per sip
- Leak-proof cap is easier to open and close
- On/off lever lets you seal your drinking tube shut with one hand
- Hydroguard™ technology inhibits the growth of bacteria in the reservoir and tube
- Big bite valve self-seals after each drink, eliminating annoying drips
Capacity: 1.5L/50 fl oz
BPA/BPS/BPF Free: Yes
Dimensions: 30 x 18 x 6 cm/ 12 x 7 x 2.5 in
Weight: 200 g / 7 oz
Rated 2 out of 5 by DanMcD from Works well, but failed in less than a year Started using the reservoir in an Ultimate Direction hydration vest, and it worked well. I like the over-sized tube and large shut off on the valve. Removable tube is nice for cleaning, but the connection seems like another possible failure or leak point. I used it about once per week on my long runs. After using for about 10 months, during a run my back started getting very wet and I discovered a small leak from what looks like a crack in the plastic where the tube meets the bladder. This seems like a low stress area, so not sure how that crack formed. The warranty process is a real pain. I would have to mail the reservoir to Camelbak, and they will assess whether it is a material defect or "wear and tear" issue. Not worth my time and shipping expense just to have them tell me it isn't covered.
Date published: 2019-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by DavidA from "Leak Proof" seal not so much. There is already water leaking from the seal on the cap and I've only used it twice. I don't see anywhere on the Camelback website where you can purchase just the cap or an extra O-Ring for the cap....you have to buy the whole replacement bag.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Isabelle from Excellent size and usability This is a great reservoir for attaching to a PFD for kayaking. The size, cut-off lever, twist-opening lid are first-rate. The only drawback is that you really need a pouch carrier to attach to the back of the PFD, especially if the PFD is like an Astral Seawolf and has only a little tab inside the back netting to attach the prongs of the reservoir. The prongs are likely to bend and break after a while and it is a huge hassle to attach the reservoir.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcph2 from 1.5L Reservoir The high quality one comes to expect from Camelbak. Fits perfectly in my old daypack that just doesn't wear out. I think it's the original Camelbak.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by Indy 5000 from End of line for Camelbak I received this 1.5L Crux as a replacement for an older 2L Omega that had broken. For starters it only holds 1.5L as opposed my other one which held 2.0L. The quick connect is a nice feature, but as others have mentioned it looks vulnerable to failing. I do not like the longer handle on the new reservoirs. It is very awkward to hold while filling up the reservoir. The new on/off lever on the bite valve is harder to use than the previous model. And lastly the 2 hooks at the top are unable to keep the reservoir in place while being used in my UD running vest. The UD vest has a velcro attachment point up towards the top that runs through the hooks at the top. The hooks are too narrow for them to stay put. Within a mile of running the reservoir is bouncing all over the place. Sadly this will be my last Camelbak product. There are other companies that are far surpassed Camelbaks quality, design, and functionality. Adios Camelbak. It was fun while it lasted.
Date published: 2019-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerry Murphy from Great product! The Crux reservoir works great and is a nice improvement over the original 1.5L reservoir my hydrobak pack came with. The Crux has the easily detachable tube, which facilitates quick and thorough cleaning.
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by LucyLuM6 from The Best I think Camelback resrvoirs are the must durable and easist to use. Unfortunately it doesn't fit my old camelback very well due to the long handle, but I can still use it.
Date published: 2019-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by E7ME from Great Replacement Bought a couple of the new Crux line reservoirs to either replace in my current CamelBak MULE or to use in a used CamelBak HAWG I bought that didn't come with one. The new dual hook system is different so you need to modify your pack a bit to make it work. Simple solution I have found is to hand stitch a 3-inch loop of either 550 cord or other similar braided nylon cord (boot lace works just as well) to the inside top of the pack or to the existing 1/2-inch strap that holds CamelBak's previous model reservoir single hook. With that I just slip the loop over both hooks and it hangs securely in place. Now I can use these new Crux reservoirs just like the way they should as a replacement. Glad they have the QuickLink connection on the reservoir as I like being able to just disconnect the hydration tube without having to remove it from the pack and just remove the reservoir. I have different size reservoirs that I use and being able to use the same hydration tube already run through the pack is a time-saver/less hassle. Not too fond of the new on/off valve that comes with the Crux or care about the 20% more sip tube. I still have my previous Antidote hydration tubes and use them instead since the QuickLink connection is the same. So for those that have or use filters with their previous Antidote reservoirs, just swap out the new Crux tube and use your current hydration tube and filter setup. The Crux reservoirs don't have dryer arms like the previous Antidote reservoirs, so I bought some of those 18-inch reusable GearTie from NiteIze and use them to keep the reservoir open to dry out after use/cleaning. I wrap the middle around the new handle and bend the two ends to prop the reservoir open.
Date published: 2020-08-21