Camelbak is a leading manufacturer of hydration backpacks and water bottles. Hydration backpacks contain a reservoir or bladder and a hose that allows the wearer to drink hands-free. In 1989, CamelBak founder Michael Eidson was competing in the "Hotter 'n Hell 100" bike race in Texas. An EMT by trade, Eidson filled an IV bag with water and stuck it in a tube sock. He pinned the tube sock to the back of his jersey, pulled the tube over his shoulder, and secured it with a clothes pin. A short time later, Eidson began selling the first CamelBak product which quickly became popular among cyclists and the military. Camelbak is located in Petaluma, California.
Outdoorplay is a proud retailer of Camelbak products.