No matter the temperature, it’s important to stay hydrated. At cold enough temperatures, the water in your tube can freeze, making it impossible to drink from your pack.
One option is to swap out your Crux® reservoir with a StoAway insulated hydration bladder to turn any pack into an all-season hydration pack or to grab one of our insulated snow hydration packs.
The Crux reservoir that came with your favorite hydration backpack can also be winterized: simply replace the hose and install the Crux Thermal Control kit (only compatible with reservoirs that include Quicklink™), with insulated tube and Freeze-Proof Valve. CamelBak athlete Eric Porter shows how to insulate your tube and valve to keep the water from freezing in harsh winter conditions. Plus, more hacks and tips to keep the water in your hydration pack flowing on frozen adventures.
Check out more winter hydration tips.