CamelBak just sent us a few sneak peaks of their 2010 products, which includes this very cool digital flow meter showing how much liquid you’ve sucked through your reservoir. Ã‚Â Necessary? Ã‚Â Probably not. Ã‚Â Do we want it? Ã‚Â Oh hells yeah!
More pics of this and some sweet new bags (like the all-white Mule NV below) when you hit ‘more’…
White material for a mountain bike accessory? Ã‚Â Why not, it’ll match all the fresh white components you’ve been sticking on your bike since Interbike last year. Ã‚Â No apparent changes to the Mule other than this new white color.
Now you won’t have to do the old “jostle the bag” trick to determine if you have much water left.
Can’t tell exactly, but it looks like maybe CamelBak has made it so you can remove the hose from the bag without it leaking…a feature Hydrapak’s have had for a bit that’s really, really useful. Ã‚Â We’ll confirm as soon as those West Coasters wake up. Ã‚Â UPDATE: Here’s the scoop. Ã‚Â This is called the “Omega Deluxe Reservoir with Flow Meter” Ã‚Â It has a quick disconnect that enables you to detach the reservoir from the tube to fill it independently without the water leaking.
The RaceBak has been revised to include a front 1/3 zip with a nice top cover to keep it from pinching your neck skin.
The VeloBak is a new model, which adds short sleeves and an interesting dual zipper. Ã‚Â UPDATE (Directly from CamelBak): The VeloBak has a dual zipper to maintain compression (through the center of the jersey) to stabilize the water while you cool down. It also has the standard 3-pockets as any cycling jersey would have. It is meant to be a stand alone layer (outer layer) for anyone who doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to wear a RaceBak AND a jersey. We produced this purely based on cyclist/consumer feedback and requests.