Sunday, September 11, 2016

Things you didn't know about Camelbak Maximum Gear

The Beginning

ITEM  Description 

PakTeen (1997)

A Compact Design abrasion-resistent
Cordura and Extra long Monster Flow tubing
makes it easy for use inside your pack as well.
Capacity : 90 oz/2 1/2 liters

Weight: 10.6oz.
Dimensions : 7"L x 1"W x 17 1/2"D
Thermobak (1997)

The system that started the Hydration Revolution !
Holds 70+oz (2+liters) and is the perfect size and shape for
most any activity

Lightweight : 8 oz empty
Dimensions : 6 ½” x 1” x 17 ½”
Color : Black
Weight : 0.9 lb
MULE (1997)

Maximum Gear M.U.L.E.

The M.U.L.E (Medium to Ultra Long Endeavors)

is the perfect hydration system for those who like to play hard
Holds 90+oz (over 2 1/2” liters) of refreshing liquid and has plenty of extra cargo space 4 storage pockets
Bungee with cord lock for lashing extra gear
Removable waist belt
Dimensions : 8” x 4” x 16 ½”
Storage Capacity : 400 cu in.
HAWAG (1998)

Designed to Hold A lot of Water and a great deal of full lenght Gear ,

it features a 90 once polyurethane reservoir ,a full-lenght cargo chamber , three separate accesory pockets , a compression strap bungee to tie on those extras you'll need and hip belt for stabilization

Weight : 26 ozs
Color : Black

CamelBak was founded in 1989 in Texas by Michael Eidson, who concocted a hands-free drinking system because he felt that reaching for a bottle during bike races risked collisions. The prototype consisted of medical tubing and a plastic intravenous drip bag stuffed into a sock and attached to the back of a shirt. His timing was auspicious: The advent of mountain biking, ultramarathons and other extreme sports created a market-in-waiting.

The 1991 Gulf War also helped. Navy SEALs and special-forces troops who were biking enthusiasts took their own CamelBaks into combat. Word spread, as did CamelBak’s civilian models on the shelves of military exchanges. In 1995, San Francisco firm Kransco, which had marketed Frisbees, Hula Hoops and Boogie Boards as a previous owner of Wham-O Inc., bought CamelBak for $4 million and stepped up military sales by introducing camouflaged models.

But the real military push started in 1999, when Mr. Hunter arrived. CamelBak launched a military line of products and moved to California’s Sonoma County wine district north of San Francisco. Here, it set up a research center to develop products that could meet the Pentagon’s exacting standards.


  1. I had one of those HAWG packs, bought it at the Camp Humphreys PX in Korea, in July 1998.

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