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CamelBak® Crux™ Reservoir Sets New Industry Standard with 20 Percent More Water Per Sip

PETALUMA, Calif. – CamelBak®, the company that created hands- free hydration and still the global leader in personal hydration, announces the launch of its Crux™ Reservoir. More water means better hydration, and Crux delivers 20 percent more water per sip compared to the current industry-leading CamelBak Antidote®  Reservoir. Crux also features the patented Big Bite™ valve that is irrefutably the best drink interface on the market thanks to its self-sealing silicone design.

Delivering 20 percent more water per sip allows users to stay better hydrated in less  time so they can tackle bigger, better adventures. A brand new cap and handle boast the widest opening on the market and make cleaning and refilling easy and effortless. One end of the drink tube features the Big Bite Valve mounted to an on-off lever that creates a simple and ergonomic way to shut off water with one hand for a completely leak-proof system. The other end of the tube connects to the reservoir with the Quick Link™ System, allowing the drink tube to be disconnected and remain routed in the pack while the reservoir exit port automatically shuts off for leak-proof removal and fast refills.

True to its name, Crux is at the core of every hydration pack CamelBak creates. Each pack is designed from the inside out, starting with the reservoir and how it is integrated into the pack. CamelBak optimizes how water is carried for different sports and gives consumers a wide variety of hydration products for the perfect fit. Whether using a more traditional vertical   reservoir or the Low Rider lumbar design that lowers center of gravity, CamelBak is dedicated to offering a better way to carry water no matter what the activity.

Like all CamelBak products, Crux reservoirs are covered by the CamelBak Got Your Bak™ Lifetime Guarantee.

About CamelBak®

CamelBak is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on CamelBak go to

About Vista Outdoor Inc.

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information,

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