All the packs in our Octane series are made from ultra-light materials so they're optimal for adventure racing, trail running or XC bike riding - anything where you need to move fast and minimize weight. The Octane LR moves the 2 liter Antidote Lumbar Reservoir down around your waist for greater comfort and stability - integrated lumbar compression prevents your hydration from sloshing around. External fill makes replenishing your water supply quick and convenient. On the front you'll find dual overlapping pockets and a stretch mesh overflow for efficient gear organization. Stretch mesh pockets on the harness to keep nutrition, your smart phone or other essentials within easy reach when you're on the move. For safety, we've added a whistle on the harness and reflectivity on both front and back.
AN IDEA BORN FROM THE MOST BASIC HUMAN NEED - THIRST
Bicycle enthusiast Michael Eidson, is competing in a 100-mile 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.
OPERATION HYDRATION - THE ROAD TO SURVIVAL
Jeff Wemmer, a competitive cyclist who fell hard for CamelBak, was so impressed by the product that he started bringing packs to races to sell them. CamelBak eventually hired him, and in 1993, Jeff embarked on a road trip to keep the start-up running during very tough times.
Company lore has it that Jeff visited bike shops from Florida to California, pitching our renegade product from the back of his motorcycle. Each order Jeff faxed back to the factory literally breathed another day of life back into CamelBak.
THE REST IS HISTORY
It took courage, conviction and imagination to evolve from an IV bag in a tube sock sold by a motorcycle-driven sales force of one. Our core values remain the same and drive everything we do - from inventing the hydration category to becoming the world's leading maker of hydration solutions.