CamelBak Flow Meter

Think of it like a fuel gauge for human-powered sports. The CamelBak Flow Meter, available in October, could be a savior for athletes who can’t tell if their hydration bladder is running on empty.
The USB flash-drive-sized digital computer integrates with any CamelBak bladder to tell you how much water you’ve sucked down, how much is left and, miraculously, gives you an idea of how much time is left until you need a refill.
While the company calls it “intelligent hydration,” I’m left wondering whether people are too consumed with technology to figure out how much water they have left in the reservoir. That being said, I could see it useful on backpacking trips when your reservoir is jammed into your bag and water is harder to find.
In addition to fuel-gauge-like properties, you can enter your stats and the Flow Meter will help determine your optimum drinking rate as well as estimate when you’ll be empty.
The accessory, which should fit other hydration bladders that have the same tube diameter, retails for $30. CamelBak is also selling fully integrated reservoirs for more than $50.
Check out the Guy’s at Southwest Bicycles for all your Camelbak needs

Camelbak elixir I sampled a couple new flavors at the outdoor demo (Berry and Lemon Lime) and the stuff tastes really good. It’s not very sweet at all, more like ‘flavored water’ and I’m guessing it’s just enough to cover up the plastic/vinyl taste from your Camelbak on hot days. Bonus: electrolytes included

A sugar-free effervescent tablet, loaded with electrolytes, designed specifically for a CamelBak hydration system. Elixir dissolves easily in water and won’t leave a sticky residue if used in a reservoir.
Use one tablet for every 24 oz of water. Sold in an easy-to-carry portable tube. Only 10 calories per serving.
They come in three different flavors berry, lemon-lime & orange-alert MSRP (US only) $10.00 . Check Out REI Or Southwest Bicycles to get yours.

Not really bike related but I have found these gloves to work for me. I am real hard on gloves and tend to wear them out fast. So when Camelbak came out with gloves I hope they were tough enough for me.
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Patent-pending knuckle protection without compromising dexterity or finger control.
Price: $74.99
Low on bulk and high on protection, the CamelBak® Cold Weather Glove is designed specifically to protect your hands from the cold / wet weather while working in the field.
Price: $48.99
Comfortable in all climates, the CamelBak® Impact CT™ Gloves feature a specially designed anti-vibration padding that’s perfect for handling weapons, impact tools or operating heavy equipment. $45.99
Now Get Out & Ride

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