Interbike: CamelBak Introduces Cycling Jersey with Integrated Hydration
The hydration innovators at CamelBak today introduced the CamelBak VeloBak, the first cycling jersey with built-in hydration, currently showcased in the CamelBak booth at Interbike 2009 in Las Vegas.
Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, the VeloBak features a dual zip front and three jersey pockets as regular cycling jerseys. In other words the VeloBak has all the performance features of standard jerseys, but is actually an integrated hydration system with a compression pocket that comfortably holds a 72-ounce reservoir.
Made of a breathable and lightweight material, the VeloBak is ideally suited for road cycling bike rides lasting two or more hours.
VeloBak is an addition to CamelBak’s wearable hydration line, which includes RaceBak, the industry’s first base-layer apparel with built-in hydration capabilities that was introduced at last year's Interbike show. RaceBak is custom-designed for cyclists and other endurance sports athletes.
“VeloBak provides cyclists all the comfort and functionality they’re accustomed to in a jersey with the added benefit of built-in hydration,” Jon Austen, Director of Product Management for CamelBak told Roadcycling.com. Austen added that “The compression fabric holds water securely in place and makes it possible to stay hydrated on extended rides without having to reach to or refill your bottle.”
VeloBak key features:
Capacity: 72 oz./2.1 liter = 2+ hours of hydration
Cargo: Three back pockets for essentials
Quickwick: Lightweight and breathable fabric that that delivers maximum moisture management and dries quickly for cool and comfortable performance
Quickfit: Plush, chafe-free compression fabric that self-adjusts while conforming to the body like a second skin
Availability: October 15, 2009
Sizes/Colors: Men’s White/Graphite (S-XL), Men’s Graphite/Racing Red (S-XL), Women’s White/Silver (XS-L), Women’s Graphite/Strong Blue (XS-L)
Visit CamelBak online at www.camelbak.com.