CamelBak Thermal Control Kit Extras

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00

Product Description

CamelBak Thermal Control Kit: The Thermal Control Kit by CamelBak converts any CamelBak system for extreme winter and summer condtions. Includes Big Bite Valve mouthpiece, mouthpiece cover, insulated tube cover and 42" delivery tube...

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by cooley3211 a Cross Country Rider from ft. collins, colorado

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2011

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    freezes in mild weather

Bottom Line:   
Product is a POS. Freezes in 30 degree weather. Have to blow out the supply line, but it will still freeze if not used within about 15 minutes or so. Bite valve then tears when trying to un-freeze it, rendering it leaky. Camelbak made a worthless product that does not work as advertised. Plus they do not respond when contacted on their website.

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Favorite Trail:   United States

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   none yet

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Lyndon a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, Ontario

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2007

Strengths:    Integrates easily with existing hydration packs
Keeps the bitev valve clean

Weaknesses:    Resistance to Freezing

Bottom Line:   
I bought it more for winter use when snowboarding out West. Attached to my existing Camelbak Cloudwalker I use for summer riding.

I thought it would totally prevent freezing in the line, but sadly it didn't. The only way to avoid freezing was to either lift the tube up and let it drain back into the reservoir or remember to use it every 15 minutes or so, that way it won't have a chance to freeze in the valve.

Oh I also destroyed a bite valve trying to break up the ice inside it with my teeth. Probably not a good idea in retrospect.

With all this said I still think its worth the purcahse. It makes more of a difference in the summer by keeping the water cool.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   LeBaron

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2006 GT Avalanche 1.0 + locking grips, platform pedals, XT shifters. 2004 Ride Nation 168 Snowboard.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron Airborne a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix, Arizona

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2003

Strengths:    Does a good job of keeping the water cool.
Keeps the drinking end clean.
Pretty basic and easy.

Weaknesses:    Hmmm. Maybe a little heavier insulation

Bottom Line:   
This thing rocks. I highly, highly recommend it. I used it on a couple cyclotours and what a difference! First, the water in the tube stayed cooler - no more gulps of pee warm watter. Second, it kept the bite valve clean. I was living and working abroad, but even back home in the states it's such a good idea. Remember this product next time your bite valve is dragging on the ground of some nasty bathroom.


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Favorite Trail:   Hmmm. Is Cold Stone Creamery close?

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Idunno

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Does the bike really matter?

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