While we showed a few new Camelbaks in Fresh Goods Friday 257, we took a few minutes at Eurobike to catch up with Camelbak, look at the rest of the range and discuss new features. They have some nifty developments compared to the hydration packs of yesteryear. All of the packs are designed to hold the water lower down, hence lowering your centre of gravity.
As well as tool storage, some of the larger packs have compression webbing tied to two loops at your waist. Once you’ve drunk a bunch of the water in a full reservoir, simply pull on the loops, and it’ll drive the rest of the water lower down to the bottom of the bladder.
The female specific Camelbaks are a bit shorter, have a fleecy lining on the straps, and S-bends in the straps. They might also suit men with shorter torsos who ride in sleeveless tops and have moobs.