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Frozen camelback(9 posts)

Frozen camelbackAndante
Jan 24, 2002 1:31 PM
On my commute in today, my Camelback quit working. Turns out the bite valve froze shut with ice. Is this a problem with others, and how do you manage it?
re: Frozen camelbackLen J
Jan 24, 2002 1:35 PM
On very cold days, I wear my camelback inside a goretex riding jacket. This keeps the coldest wind off the camelbak & keeps it warm enough to not freeze.

stick it?Dog
Jan 24, 2002 1:36 PM
I haven't had it happen, but it seems like if you stick it in your collar or jacket it would keep it warm enough; also, drink more frequently?

re: blow backcyclopathic
Jan 24, 2002 5:50 PM
after you drank

If you forget and it does freeze stick it under jersey

when it is as cold I usually put warm water not too hot you'll burn yourself
re: Frozen camelbackShad
Jan 24, 2002 8:18 PM
Camelback thermal control kit replaces plain drinking tube with insulated padded tube for $16. Also, as mentioned above, blow tube clear & use warmer water.
re: Frozen camelbackmalcolm
Jan 24, 2002 8:29 PM
You must have a long commute. Here is what I would try- on very cold days drink tea.
move to Florida (nm)Sunman
Jan 25, 2002 8:38 AM
try thisslow-ron
Jan 25, 2002 9:18 AM
Don't take long intervals between sips. Take small sips more often than normal to keep the warmer water within the pack moving through the tube. If the bite valve freezes (this is where I always have the problem) put the whole valve in your mouth while you ride for as few minutes. This always thaws it out for me.
Anti-freeze (nm)Woof the dog
Jan 25, 2002 2:12 PM