Camelbaks in the Car--Heat Concerns?


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Skunkabilly
January 9, 2003, 01:45 AM
Do I have anything to worry about if I left a Camelbak in the car for an emergency kit? Will the bladder melt over time? Will it go from tactical black to bleached black-gray? Alternative is to use a surplus school backpack from back in the day (with holes in the strap)

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Fed168
January 9, 2003, 06:43 AM
I have left mine in the car in heat and cold. No problems to report, but covering it up ain't a bad idea either.

Vern
January 10, 2003, 06:13 AM
I've used em on and off for years in Phoenix. No problems at all with the bladder.

If you do leave it for days - the water might not be as "tasty" though :)

10-Ring
January 10, 2003, 08:26 PM
Skunk - I have 2 of the original Camelbacks and have left them in my car a few times. 2 things...use water only or you may just start to grow things (YUCK!) and properly protecting tubing & mouthpiece.

Vern
January 11, 2003, 11:30 AM
Ahhh, good advice. A must have is the mouthpiece protector. With the thing flopping around in the car, who knows what it touches.

Prodigalshooter
January 11, 2003, 11:54 AM
I've been using a Camelback for 10 years for mountain and road biking and as long as you don't leave it exposed to the sun, it should be fine. The nice thing about these bladders is they are very durable, I've crashed in mtn. bike races and fallen on the pack at high speed without any damage to the pack/bladder (can't say the same for my body:rolleyes: ).
I've only had to replace one bladder since '92.

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