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History of the CamelBak

We all know what a CamelBak is, and most of us own at least one Camelbak, but not many people know the history behind the CamelBak... Until now that is.. An avid cyclist living in the scorching heat of central Texas, Chuck Hunter staggered into a bike shop in 1997 and says he succumbed to a "cute" saleswoman's pitch. He left wearing a water-filled backpack with a tube extending to his mouth so that he could drink without reaching for a water bottle. Two years after that first sip, Mr. … [Read more...]