Monday, June 8, 2015

Camelbak ThermalBak original Hydro-Pack The Unbottle System

In 1988, CamelBak founder Michael Eidson was competing in the "Hotter 'n Hell 100" bike race in Wichita Falls, TX. Eidson, who was an EMT by trade, filled an IV bag with water and stuck it in a tube sock. He then pinned the tube sock to the back of his jersey, pulled the tube over his shoulder, and secured it with a clothespin.

Within a few months, Eidson began selling the first CamelBak product, the ThermalBak, which quickly became popular among cyclists.

One of the original models before Camelbak started adding all the accessory/storage pockets
adjustable straps

Original bladder size was 60oz

Camelbak Classic circa 1994

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