The Worldwide Leader in Military Hydration Products


CamelBak®, the worldwide leader and originator of hands-free hydration systems, sets the standard for hydration reservoirs and packs. We build the toughest, most reliable hydration products used by military and law enforcement worldwide. From daily training to in-theatre operations including chemical and biological threat environments, we've 'Got Your Bak'.

Military and tactical hydration systems

At CamelBak, our mission is to continuously reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform. Our first military product, the ThermoBak, was introduced back in 1992. It broke new ground by getting canteens out of soldiers' hands so they were able to stay focused on their mission. It became part of the US Navy SEAL team equipment. The ThermoBak has been redesigned and upgraded over the last 20 years, and hundreds of thousands of troops worldwide will tell you it is battle-winning gear.

We introduced the new Mil Spec Antidote Reservoir in 2012 and the 3L Antidote Short reservoir configuration is selected by the US Marine Corps as part of their official USMC load carriage system. More than just a reservoir, the Mil Spec Antidote redefines the ultimate delivery system for an operator's water supply and provides maximum adaptability for changing missions or combat environments. The redesign includes the Quick Link™ quick disconnect with auto shut-off for easy refills. It features our patented Big Bite™ valve, providing unmatched flow rate and reliable seal with no moving parts. The new ¼ turn cap is easy to open and close without over-tightening.

Hydration products for chemical and biological environments

We seek new ways to do things and get excited about taking on seemingly impossible challenges. We were the first to offer a reservoir intended for chemical and biological environments in 2000. In this most specialised field, CamelBak is the CBR hydration supplier of choice in more than 20 countries worldwide. Our latest product, the CBR X™, is the fifth generation in this trusted line. CBR X is tough enough to take the rigours of daily use in training in addition to use in CBR threat environments. CBR X also meets the US Army's stringent requirements for a multi-purpose personal hydration system.

Microbiological water purification bottles

Our innovative All Clear™ UV microbiological water purifier opens a new world of possibilities with portable water purification built into our trusted Tritan™ bottle. The sturdy cap maximises UV exposure for fast, effective microbiological purification. Fill from taps, clear streams, spigots and more. All Clear reduces bacteria 99.9999%, virus 99.99% and protozoa 99.9%. We continue to work on innovative products in the water purification sector to target the individual operators' needs in the toughest expeditionary environments.

About CamelBak

Passionate people make superior, meaningful products. We are inspired by one another and the diverse missions, passions and stories of our customers. We are fully dedicated to what we make, how we make it, for whom we make it and the way it impacts people's lives and the environment. We know our products must be reliable, and engineered to withstand anything our customers might put it through. We've spent more than 20 years providing top-quality gear to the world's elite military forces, and we continue to be inspired by the dedication, service and determination of our customers. This is what inspires us to continue building the most reliable and trusted hydration gear and gloves in the world.

Got Your Bak product lifetime guarantee

We test and push our products to the limits so you can rely on them when you need them most. We engineer our gear to be as tough as you are. We have built our reputation by engineering products that exceed customer expectations for quality and durability. We back our packs and reservoirs with our Got Your Bak™ lifetime guarantee. If we build it, we'll Bak it.

Global leader in pesronal hydration gear

Founded in 1989, CamelBak invented the hands-free hydration category and is the global leader in personal hydration gear. CamelBak is achieving its mission to continually reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform by offering a mixture of products that include everything from technical and tactical hydration packs to reusable bottles and individual water purification systems.

With headquarters in Petaluma, California, USA, a wholly-owned and operated reservoir manufacturing facility in Mexico and a distribution facility in San Diego, California, CamelBak designs, tests and engineers its products to perform and last a lifetime. CamelBak is owned by Compass Diversified Holdings ('CODI'), and offers products in more than 50 countries.

Contact Details

2000 S. McDowell Blvd
Suite 200
United States of America
Contact: Mark Crawford
+1 707 792 9700 Ext 8282

Available White Papers


CBR X Hydration System Capability Brief 09 May 2014 This capability brief seeks to provide customers with a technical overview of CamelBak's chemical/biological reservoir, allowing for on-the-move-hydration in a CBRNE environment. More information and testing reports are available upon request.