Tips & Warnings
Try hydration pack cleansing tablets (see Resources) to help remove water reservoir bacteria.
CamelBak reservoir and hydration tube cleaning kits are available for purchase.
Only use water in your CamelBak bladder, as sugary drinks (such as Gatorade) increase the growth of bacteria and make cleaning a CamelBak a more difficult job.
Be careful when using strong cleaning agents (such as bleach) on CamelBak components, as harsh solutions can harm the plastic lining. Never use more than 2 tbsp. of bleach.
Fully rinse and clean all hydration parts after each use to ensure user safety and promote healthful outdoor recreation.
CamelBak parts that reveal discoloration may need replacement.