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CamelBak 2011 Reservoir Packs

camelbak 2011 reservoir packs 1 300x228   CamelBak 2011 Reservoir PacksCamelBak took on consumer feedback and came out with the Antidote reservoir pack for 2011. It also introduces the new Octane LR (lumbar reservoir) which makes use of having the water weight on your hips and not on your back to keep your upper body more free to move.

The Antidote model now comes with a new easy to open and close fill port. It has a simple quarter twist and pop mechanism that locks on and ensures the water will not spill. It also has a built in dryer arms which you can utilize when you want to dry out your reservoir pack. Other modifications also include decrease on bulk height, stack height and increase on fill port diameter. It comes with quick link, that auto shuts off when disconnected from the reservoir pack. This also gives way to accessories for your hydration system which includes a carbon…

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Osprey Hydration Packs

osprey hydration packs   Osprey Hydration Packs

The newest addition to their line of backpacks, Osprey Hydraulics ushers in the Raptor and the Manta. These two new hydration packs is set for adventure on the road or in the mountains. The Raptor packs were specifically designed to accommodate mountain bikers with its tool pockets and other compartments any mountain biker may use. The Manta packs are more for an all-day activity like mountain hiking or climbing.

Both hydration packs are lightweight and functional. Built with padded waist straps and five slash pockets where you can store items like your cellphone or keys. It has a main compartment that has a tool pocket.Slash pockets are lined with heat embossed fabric. It also has a blinker patch and an Airscape back panel. There is also a helmet latch and the packs come in several colors.

Probably its best feature would be the hydration bladder. Osprey Hydraulics came…

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