CamelBak K.U.D.U. 18

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CamelBak equipped the Kudu 18 Hydration Pack with an Impact Protector to help absorb impacts while enduro racing. Unlike most back protectors, the Kudu's removable Impact Protector withstands multiple impacts so you don't have to replace it after the first fall. The Kudu is also outfitted with a padded back panel and mesh inserts for ventilation and comfort, while the shoulder straps and load-bearing waist belt help keep the pack secure as you navigate tricky and varied terrain. CamelBak included a 3-liter hydration reservoir that provides 20% more water per sip and a Quicklink system for fast and easy hydration as you meander through tight trails and formidable obstacles alike. The backpack features a full-face helmet carry option, an integrated rain cover, and a removable organizer roll with pockets designed specifically for your bike tools.


Designed for endurance racers, the CamelBak KUDU 18 100 oz. Hydration Pack can take a beating and features plenty of gear space and an Impact Protector pad that cushions you in a fall. Hydration meets protection. CamelBak built this pack for enduro courses where riders descend 4,000 feet in under 20 minutes-and where crashes are inevitable. The K.U.D.U.'s back protector insert, the Impact Protector, absorbs over 94% of impact in a crash. And while most back protectors are "one-hit wonders" this one can withstand multiple impacts. The Impact Protector is made of flexible, lightweight foam that moves with your body, so you'll get the protection you need without feeling like a tank. For races with far-flung stages, there's a 3-liter reservoir and storage capacity for body armor and a full-face helmet. If the weather turns, an integrated rain cover pops up to shield your gear, and there's a secure half-shell helmet carry for aggressive descents while wearing your full face. The pack also includes a bike tool organizer roll that fits into its own cargo space, so you'll always know where your tools are. The load-bearing waist belt, two sternum straps, and yoked harness mean the pack stays where it's supposed to, and the compression straps cinch everything down so you won't get caught on branches. ANTIDOTE RESERVOIR FEATURES:. Quick Link System, 1/4 turn - easy open/close cap, lightweight fillport, dryer arms, center baffling and low-profile design, patented Big Bite Valve, HydroGuard technology, PureFlow tube, easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening. KEY PACK FEATURES:. Impact protector, full-face helmet carry, load bearing waist belt with pockets, integrated rain cover, bike tool organizer roll, dual slider sternum strap. DESIGNED TO CARRY:. Helmet, knee and elbow pads, rain gear, multi-tool, pump, spare tube, lunch, phone, keys. CamelBak Got Your Bak Guarantee: If CamelBak built it, CamelBak'll Bak it with CamelBak's lifetime guarantee. Hydration Capacity: 100 oz / 3L. Total Capacity: 915 cu in / 15L + 3L Reservoir. Total Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz / 1.27 kg (pack only). Dimensions: 12 x 13.5 x 4 in. Torso Length: 19 in / 48 cm. Fabric: 70D / 140D block dobby nylon w/ 420D bontex nylon. Empty Reservoir Dimensions: XV. Multi-Layer EVA foam pods provide superior cross ventilation in a lightweight design. Full Reservoir Dimensions: Load bearing with cargo pockets and two-layered mesh. Materials: Independent suspension with ultra light 3D mesh. PACK CLEANING. CamelBak recommend wiping your pack with a damp cloth to remove dirt. If the pack is extremely dirty and needs a deeper cleaning, soak it in cool or warm water with a very mild soap. Rinse the pack thoroughly with cool water. If soap residue remains in the fabric, it may create suds if exposed to water or sweat. DO NOT wash your pack in a washing machine. Machine washing may damage the pack or affect the integrity of the fabric and fasteners, and will void the Got Your Bak Guarantee.. RESERVOIR CLEANING. The best way to care for your reservoir is to clean and dry it after every use, especially if you fill the reservoir with anything other than water. However, if a reservoir has not been cleaned after every use, and mold or discoloration develops:. Use hot water and a CamelBak Cleaning Tablet. (Or use 2 tablespoons of baking soda or bleach instead of CamelBak Cleaning Tab.). Mix the solution inside your reservoir and elevate the reservoir above the tube and Big Bite Valve. Pinch the bite valve, allowing the solution to flow into the drink tube and fill the bite valve. Let the reservoir and cleaning solution sit in the reservoir and drink tube for about 30 minutes. Wash the reservoir with hot water and mild soap. Be sure to completely rinse away the cleaning solution in the reservoir and drink tube before using again. You can also use CamelBak brushes from CamelBak's Cleaning Kit to scrub your reservoir and drink tube. Brushes are the best way to ensure you are scrubbing all of the areas of the reservoir clean. Once the reservoir is clean, be sure to air dry overnight so no moisture is trapped inside, which can cause mold to grow. These steps will make your reservoir safe for use. If there are still spots left behind, these are permanent mold stains that may not be removable. However, your reservoir is still safe and usable after you've cleaned it. Available Color(s): Charcoal/Atomic Blue

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