Camelbak

Here at 53 Degrees North we are seriously proud of our Camelbak collection. Whether you're looking for a valve cover, drinking bottle or hydration pack from Camelbak, we have it all.

AN IDEA BORN FROM THE MOST BASIC HUMAN NEED — THIRST. It's 1988.... Bicycle enthusiast, Michael Eidson, is competing in the "Hotter'N Hell 100." And that's exactly what it is: a 100-mile road race in the grueling summer heat of Wichita Falls, Texas. Water is vital to surviving the race, and there are few places to refill a water bottle. Eidson, an emergency medical technician by trade, decides to fill an IV bag with water and slip it into a white tube sock. Yes, a tube sock. Then he stuffs the contraption into the back of his bike jersey, throws the thin hose over his shoulder and clamps it with a clothespin. Hands-free hydration is born. And Eidson is able to drink as he pedals...while the other racers laugh and fiddle with their water bottles.