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CamelBak CRUX Hydration Reservoir

For hikers, runners, skiers, and cyclists, the CamelBak name is synonymous with quality hydration delivery for people on the move. You may still be happily using the same one you bought when George W was President. So why upgrade to the new “CRUX” technology reservoir now? For starters, although you might not want to admit it, your old one might not be leaking, but it’s likely a little funky smelling if you stick your nose down in there and give it a good whiff. And the second, maybe more important reason, is that the technology has changed just a bit in the last decade and the new CRUX reservoir system delivers 20% more water with every sip, which means you’ll spend less time fiddling with your reservoir valve for sips and more time staying hydrated for the outdoor adventures you love. Options include 1.5, 2 or 3 liter capacity reservoirs. MSRP: $30-35 //

About Derrick Knowles

Derrick is the editor and co-publisher of Out There Monthly. He has spent more than 30 years exploring the Inland Northwest’s trails, mountains, lakes and rivers.