The popularity of Stand Up Paddle Boarding continues to grow, with board sales more than double this year over last. Looking to address the specific hydration needs of this emerging category, CamelBak has created a new line, with two hydration vests and one hydration pack, designed specifically with Stand Up Paddle Boarders in mind.
Working together with pro paddler Slater Trout, CamelBak ensured sport specific details were included in each of the new vests and pack. All three styles incorporate technical elements such as quick drying, non-corrosive materials, paddle holsters, safety whistle, reflectivity, and rear stash overflow storage space for an inflatable PFD.
The Molokai ($100) hydration vest is designed for the long distance paddler. Front cargo pockets give you quick access to your sunscreen, snacks, or waterproof electronics case. The 2L Antidote Reservoir with Quick Link opens wide, closes with a snap, and lets you refill water without unloading your gear. The hydration vest harness is adjustable, so will properly fit any size person.
The Baja LR ($120) is a race ready hydration vest and uses CamelBak’s 2L Antidote Lumbar Reservoir to stabilize water on your hips, leaving your shoulders free to paddle as fast as you can. The harness is also adjustable and lumbar compression straps cinch in the reservoir as you consume water. Over 3L of additional cargo capacity means you can fit in an extra layer alongside your snacks and sunscreen.
Finally, the Tahoe LR ($70) is the perfect hydration pack for the more casual paddler. With a fanny pack design, the Antidote Lumbar Reservoir and Camel Clip Bite Valve give you quick access to drinking water when you are out enjoying the lake and the sun.
The CamelBak Stand Up Paddle hydration vests and hydration pack will start selling in February 2012, just in time for you to head to Hawaii on your winter vacation.