CamelBak Backpack Giveaway & Brand Spotlight

*Congratulations to Hal, who won the CamelBak giveaway. Don’t worry, there is a new giveaway going on here: Brand Spotlight Giveaway.*

Chances are you already know that CamelBak is the company that revolutionized the way people hydrate when they are biking, hiking or enjoying other activities but do you know the story behind this invention? Keep reading to learn more about this cool company and be sure to enter the CamelBak Backpack Giveaway at the bottom of this post.

In 1988, Michael Edison was competing in a 100 mile bike race in Texas. There wasn’t many options for refilling water bottles along the race course so Edison, an emergency medical technician by trade, filled an IV bag with water and slipped it into the back of his bike jersey. Using a thin tube and a clothespin to clamp it, Edison had created the first hands-free hydration device.

CamelBack Backpacks

CamelBak now makes a full line of hydration packs and water bottles. You’ll find CamelBak packs from small running backpacks all the way up to larger day-hiking packs. Sierra Trading Post currently has a full selection of hydration packs for hiking, biking, running or skiing. Below are a few of the most popular CamelBak products.

Top Products from CamelBak

CamelBak Giveaway

1. CamelBak Ice Queen Hydration Pack – 70 fl.oz. (For Women) – CamelBak’s Ice Queen provides hydration fit for royalty during long days on the trails, slopes or anywhere your adventure takes you.

2. CamelBak Fourteener Hydration Pack – 100 fl.oz. – CamelBak’s Fourteener hydration pack is supportive enough for technical day hikes and maintains a low-profile fit.

3. CamelBak Zoid Hydration Pack – 70 fl.oz. – The low-profile design fits either inside or outside your jacket, and the front pocket carries keys, wallet, phone and energy bar.

4. CamelBak Kicker Hydration Pack – 50 fl.oz. (For Kids) – This great kid’s backpack will keep the little ones hydrated while on the go.

5. CamelBak Omega Hydrotanium Replacement Hydration Reservoir – 100 fl.oz.- Replace old reservoirs or turn an existing backpack into a hydration pack with CamelBak’s Omega Hydrotanium replacement hydration reservoir.

CamelBak Backpack Giveaway

Would you like to get your hands on a product from CamelBak? Simply leave us a comment below letting us know why you’d love a new CamelBak.

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We will pick one winner to receive the CamelBak product of their choice. That is any CamelBak product currently available on Sierra Trading Post (Check the Giveaway Terms and Conditions for any exclusions). The winner will be contacted by email and announced on the blog on Thursday 5/16/13.

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Andy Hawbaker
Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains with his wife and daughters he shares his adventures here on the Sierra SocialHub.

167 comments on “CamelBak Backpack Giveaway & Brand Spotlight

  • Would love a CamelBak M.U.L.E. for road cycling! Take lots of long rides in the Texas heat and my two CamelBak bottles don’t always cut it…Thanks for the opportunity!

  • As my kids get older, our hikes and rides get longer and longer. A new Camelbak would allow one of my little sherpas to carry their load and stay hydrated along the trail! Thanks

  • I would like to win a camelback hydration pack because I will be training for my first marathon starting this summer and a hydration pack would be crucial to running long distances in the summer heat.

  • I would like one for my sailng adventurez…always better to stay on deck…than leave it up to the auto pilot..

  • Ever see a hydration system with patched leaks and made from parts of different manufacturers. That’s what I have and it has done me well on three continents, 3 deserts, the AT, and even a walk to the grcery store. Now it’s time to hydrate like a big boy. That’s we’re you come in. With your help I will have a new CamelBak to make my next toast of water properly with no hands.

  • I need a new camelbak. The strap on mine broke while hiking in Mt Rogers area last month. I have to get another before my son and I get to Olympic in late June.

  • I would love to take a Camelback into the Colorado Mountains. Biking, summit attempts on 14ers, spring backcountry skiing, you name it, it would be perfect!! Sharing on facebook.

  • Camelbak contours around your body so that it is one with you instead just being on top of you.

  • I would love to take a new camelbak hydration pack on my quest to complete the New Hampshire 48 4,000 Footers! I only have 13 more peaks to bag!

  • CamelBak’s Fourteener hydration pack would be perfect for using on our trip later this Fall when we go rim-to-rim at the Grand Canyon.

  • I would love a new camelbak because my teenager permanently borrowed mine for her outdoor greatness!

  • One thing I miss about the Army is all the cool gear I had, including my Camelbak. Would like to have one of my own!

  • I’d love a new CamelBak because riding a bike with just a water bottle and no hydration pack resulted in a dislocated shoulder for me when I tried to get a drink. I’m all for hydration packs now!

  • My nine year-old daughter would love to own a CamelBak Kicker for hiking, running and cycling! Her Dad loves his CamelBak, which we all used in a pinch last summer during an extremely hot hike in New Mexico.

  • I would love a camebak omega, because it would give me a chance to go camping and hiking with our dog who recently got a cooling vest.. this combo would make it a great hiking trip!

  • I’ve tried alternative brands for hydration packs but keep going back to Camelbak due to superior construction and overall durability. Would love to update my supplies with a new one to test out this summer when we go hiking in Colorado’s beautiful mountains!

  • I am starting to Train for ironman for next year. I could really use one to bring water and food on long runs. This year im mostly doing shorter triathlon and a marathon at the end of the year. but i would still use it for those as well.

  • I’d love a camelbak because I live in the desert and sometimes you can’t have enough water. The 100 oz. fourteener would be awesome. Thanks!

  • I’d love a new Camelbak to use on my Search and Rescue Team Mountain Bike deployments here in Las Vegas.


  • I couldn’t believe it when I saw the link on Facebook ” win a new camelback ” . I need a new one so bad, my current camelback is 11 years old. It’s been used and abuse by me quite extensively , hiking the Potomac Gorge to Rafting the New River and leisurely bike rides though Downtown D.C.. Please pick me it’s the only hydration system I’ll ever use :-)

  • My current camelback is ready to go be displayed in the Smithsonian it’s so ancient, but well used and loved.

  • Before hydration packs became super popular, I got a deal on one and gave it a try. LOVE it for day hikes, but it’s an old, heavy, poorly configured one. Would really like to get a top of the line Camelbak that is ultra light and the latest in design.

  • We’re planning a backpacking trip after a long and the most stressful (in my entire life) 2nd year doctorate semester here at Texas. We truly need hydration away from all those workloads (which we’ll go back after the trip) and crazy heat ! Will really appreciate if we could test camel we’ve always wanted !

  • I know exactly where I would use it — Virginia Creeper Trail ….. just got back and already planning my next trip there. 34 miles of old mountain railway, repurposed to bring joy and wonder to all who travel it. :) I’ve done 33 miles (Whitetop to Abingdon) and now time to reverse direction….. maybe. That Damascus-Abingdon stretch is a killer! ;-) Would have been much handier to have a CamelBak instead of a water bottle.

  • I got a CamelBak for myself about a year ago and absolutely love it. It’s convenient, and actually keeps me drinking more water than carrying a water bottle. Now I just need to get my boyfriend up to speed! I think he’d look good sporting the CamelBak Fourteener Hydration Pack ;)

  • I bike in Albuquerque in the summer. On a hot day in Albuquerque I empty my 70oz Camelbak and would love tohave 1 100 oz one.

  • Camelbak makes killer products and many pieces that I have have been in use for years now.
    If I happen to win; it’s hiking time in the Linville Gorge area in Western NC. If i don’t win, it’s still hiking time in the Linville area! :) Thanks STP.

  • I’d love a new Camelbak because my Octane 18 purchased in 2007 has seen better days and I have a number of summer plans that will require a good camelbak!

  • Aside from the fact that CamelBaks speak for themselves (so much more convenient than any bottle) — I’d love to load up a few thousand of them and bring them to my friends in the RMI where water is by no means a certainty.

  • I deal with chronic illness and have tried to stay at least somewhat active for years. Two of my favorite activities are walking/hiking and biking. I might not go huge distances, but a quality lightweight hydration pack would be a huge asset in my meanderings

  • I love being out and about and partake in many different outdoor activities, including: hiking, climbing, MTBing and paddling. And in doing those over the years, I have found that single most useful and versatile piece of equipment is my CamelBak Mule. It is my source of hydration, but also doubles as a ultra-lightweight daypack for any outing. If i need to carry more, i just pull the bladder and drop it into my backpack. My CamelBak has got to be my single most used piece of gear. My trusty Mule is probably knocking on 10 years old and is in need of being upgraded. And that is why I could use a new CamelBak.

  • My son is an active Boy Scout in Texas. Doing good deeds like roadside trash pickup in the Texas summer heat would be far more enjoyable, not to mention healthy, with a CamelBak product providing cool hydration and pockets to hold things like scout books, sunscreen, and other Boy Scout necessities. Imagine the cars driving by to see the road litter being picked up by the scouts, and the CamelBak name supporting the effort. Not to mention CamelBaks are perfect for Scout campouts and hikes where they can double as a day pack. Thanks!

  • I need a large, non-breakable, floating vessel to carry delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in, while floating various Arkansas and Missouri rivers in my Kayak. Paddling makes thirsty!

  • I’d like to win a camelbak hydration pack because I want to do more trail running and my handheld won’t suffice since there won’t be any place to refill it.

  • Having a smaller hydration pack would be helpful for those weekends where I’m just dayhiking and not backpacking. Cambelbak’s would be the better option as opposed to carrying a bottle in your hands :)

  • I hike the hills around home with my dog and my camera. Hiking with my Camelbak frees my hands to handle my dog and camera. I carry a folding dog bowl in a side pouch and have enough water on board for me and my dog. Some of our hikes go for several hours. We don’t run out of water.

  • I want a new Camelbak because running the Uwharrie Mountain Run’s 20 miler is on my bucketlist and a Camelbak will help me meet that goal…..

  • Considering that I’ve had my Camelbak since 1999 and the lining of the tube is starting to come out of the valve with every sip I take, I think that’s a good enough reason. These things are so darn indestructible, I didn’t think it would ever die. (I still have my first when it was just the neoprene sleeve-y thing).

  • I am preparing to hike Kili in July and since I already have four hydration packs, would like just one more very small one to fit underneath my jacket. Love the products and this would make my trip!

  • Water is so precuous…the best hydrator around. I couldn’t live without it. The camelback is the best and least Eco-offensive way of assuring I’ve always got water. No plastic waste, no footprint left behind. Reusable and adaptable to any situation.

  • I am training for my first century ride this summer. I need a Camelbak to hydrate during my long training rides.

  • I would love to have a camelback hydration pack. Don’t have, using a bottle pack because that is what I have, waiting for something to break so have a need to buy a new system.

  • My 7 year old granddaughter just learned to ride a bike! So to look like Gramma and Papa I think she would look adorable in the kid’s CamelBak Kicker!

  • My husband is a hangglider piolet. He has been flying for 30 yrs. What makes him so special is that he has tempoal lobe epilepsy. He chose to look his disability in the face and say, I can not let epilepsy stand in the way of my passion for flying. He uses a camelback whenever he flies. At this point though his camelback is 10 yrs old and I would love to present him with a new one for being strong in the face of a debilitating illness. Thank you

  • A new CamelBak would be awesome especially since we are heading out for a weeklong backpacking in the Black Sea region this July. This would ensure that I stay hydrated while trying to keep up with that crazy sprinter wife of mine!

  • I would love one of these to go camping, hiking, fishing, biking, snowboarding, and kayaking and much, much, more. We do a ton of outdoor activities with our 6 year old Son. We’ve been teaching him to love and respect the outdoors since he could walk!

  • I would love to get CamelBack for my kids (5 and 7 yrs old). It would limit number of stops to get bottles out and put bottles back in their backpack. Who knows, maybe we would be able to walk a mile in less than one hour?:)

  • My grandson has been begging me for the CamelBak kicker. I would love to be able to surprise him with this.

  • Dis the Seattle to Portland bike ride last July, could have used the CamelBak Fourteener Hydration Pack. Looking to do the San Juan Islands this September, the Fourteener would be much appreciated!

  • CamelBak’s Fourteener would be great now that I am climbing more. I love climbing and this would be perfect for that! Thank you very much.

  • I would love a camelback to wear hiking. I have been using the other one I own for dirtbirking, and having a clean one would be so much better! I need one for all my outdoor sports:)

  • The day pack I use for hiking is getting worn out. My wife has one of yours, and it is fantastic.

  • I love camelbak products are awesome hiking and biking,especially away from a water source.Keep the awesome products comming!

  • O yea I would use a new camelbak everyday that’s how i am wearing out my rim runner , by the way it’s been the best!!

  • I purchased my last camelbak in 2004. It’s a MULE and is still in excellent condition, and has seen more than a few day hikes in it’s life and scads more skiing. However, back then, this was the days before people knew about BPA in large part, so i’d love a new one with a BPA free bladder and a bit more space for snacks. The fourteener looks quite awesome. And with the heat i’m usually dealing with, i need the 100oz bladder for sure, and when it it’s below freezing and i’m doing a day long skinning tour to get to some backcountry slopes and on a hundred mile bike ride for a day, it beats the heck out of reaching for one of the bottles strapped to your frame.

  • I live in Florida and running or doing anything outside in the Summer here is brutal! I need something reliable to keep me hydrated

  • My daughter Stephanie has WORN OUT her camelbak charm! She is a white river raft guide on Moab and part of her job is to hike the moab desert to the abandoned cowboy hideouts. She deserves a new camelbak!

  • I would love a Camelbak for my very first century ride this summer. I”m also ending the summer with a 5 day, 350 mile biking/camping trip called the DALMAC. I already know how great Camelbaks are from my time in the Army, so I won’t even consider any other brand. Needless to say, a Camelbak is on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance!

  • I love to have a backpack and water all in one to carry essentials during awesome hikes and bike trips. I unfortunately bought an “imposter” water pack because it was cheap and the very first time I used it, it leaked all over me. I have not used it since. I just keep carrying around a water bottle and a separate large backpack to hold a few things in. I would love to have one of these CamelBak packs, they are awesome!

  • I retired from 30 years of elementary teaching last year. Since retiring, I have lost 65 pounds through diet and walking. I would use a Camelbak on long weekly hikes in the mountains. I know I would stay hydrated more easily on those long treks!

  • …very cool idea, I’ve never seen anything like it! I’d love to give it a try to see how well it works..

  • I would LOVE to win a Camelbak. I am training for my first ever marathon in October In long Beach, CA. I used to run cross country back in Middle school which was almost 30 years ago but haven’t done any running since then. So this 41 year old will definately need something to keep her hydrated!

  • First of off, I like water. I also really like drinking. Water, that is, especially when I’m hot and thirsty riding in utah. My kids keep stealing my only hydration pack. They just walk around with it. Can we give them my old one and I can sport your new Fourteener while I’m on my twentyniner?
    Mucho thankso,
    J in slc

  • I would love a new camel back to use hiking, the one I have is small and i only can use it for running but it doesn’t work for hiking. I need a day pack for long hikes so a new larger one would be amazing!!

  • I want a CamelBak because I am taking my first trip ever to the Grand Canyon and hiking rim to rim! Need to stay hydrated!

  • I love cycling, hiking, and exploring new places with my wife. My old Camelback is finally dying after several years of love, and as we are missionaries living totally off of fundraising, we don’t have room in the budget for buying a new one right now.

  • I’m taking my son to Colorado this summer to climb the Maroon Bells and he would love a new, larger Camelback of his own for the trip. This will be his 16th birthday celebration.

  • I love the bite valve that Camelbak uses on their packs. I have several Camelbak water bottles, and they have been excellent products. Every time I get one for my own use, my teenaged daughter steals it for herself!

  • I would love a Camelbak MULE for hiking and cycling in the Appalachian Mountains. Our other backpacks are falling apart and we’re looking for something durable and comfortable!

  • My daughter is headed to British Columbia for 12 days in July, and a new Camelback would be perfect for keeping her hydrated.

  • I would love to win a camel pack because it would be so much easier on my arthritis to carry the water on my back instead of a bottle on my back

  • As a motorcycle rider hands-free hydration is extremely important. My very, very old/well-used camel back needs replacing.

  • I use Cambelback MULE on my mountain bike riding in Marin County the birth place of Mountain Biking. Favorite is to ride the Old Railroad Grade up Mt. Tamalpais and refill it at Pantoll Ranger station with fresh clean mountain water. Using the MULE is better than using bottles because bottles get dusty and take a lot of fiddling.

  • I have been utilizing a red camelbak while running for many years. I love all the compartments to put not just water, but all my long-distance running supplies. This contest is perfectly timed as it is time to replace my camelbak!

  • I’d love a camelbak! I made the mistake of buying a cheap “camelbak” type backpack and it started leaking after the second use! Would be sooooo handy to have one for my summer hikes!

  • Simply the best hydration systems. Don’t mess with the original.

    Just replaced mine this year as my kids lost my last one. Now my husbands had gone missing. Excited to upgrade so we can have an action packed, hydrated year of outdoor fun.

  • I’m going to complete the Spartan Death Race next month in Vermont. I’d love a camelback to keep me hydrated while on the go.

  • My kids got me a new bike for my birthday(more gears than I know what to do with) I would love a camelbak as an incentive to take longer and longer rides

  • I would like to give my daughter a camelback water pack. Years ago when she was in high school she wanted one, I told her she needed to do an activity where she needed it first. She has graduated from college, and left Ohio for field work out west, and could certainly use.

  • My fiance has a camelbak, and I’d love to get one too so he doesn’t have to carry all the supplies by himself!

  • We need to get heart healthy this summer…so the kiddos, husband and I are going to be hiking…cupping our hands in a stream works okay on short distances if we want to stop…and get a teeny sip…but to keep on trucking up the trail….the camelbak is really best for hikes. Please and thank you in advance. :)

  • The Arizona heat will suck you dry even without physical activity. We run, climb, bike and swim (whenever we can find water) and we only have one camelback for the the three of us (four if you count the Chihuahua). It would be great to have another CamelBak so we are not sharing with him. Family love is great, but sometimes you would rather not go there. :)

  • I would love a camelbak because I do a lot of bowhunting and it would be much more convenient to not have to open my noisy backpack to get my water out.

  • I would love to win a CamelBak so that I can explore this summer! My boyfriend and I have several backpacking and hiking trips planned. He is very into rock climbing and is trying to get me into it as well. Naturally, he is very prepared with his supplies- I am not as much since I am just starting out. I would love to get a bag to take with me on our hikes so that I can be as prepared too! I’m thinking this could be the start of a great outdoor love!

  • I would love to win one for my husband, who frequently does long rail runs with his father, but only has a Camelbak waist bottle holder at the moment.

  • I would love to win a new CamelBak product as my last hydration reservoir was nibbled on by my puppy, rendering it useless the day before my backpacking trip!

  • Camelbak rules as far as wat resources. I would love to have a new water pack for my upcoming Grand Canyon Trip

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