CamelBak Launches New Tactical Hydration Systems and Accessories
Designed using concepts provided by active US military personnel and police officers
PETALUMA, Calif., April 21, 2006 – CamelBak Products, LLC, the world leader in hands-free hydration systems, announced today that it has developed two new tactical products based directly on user input ‘from the field.’
"Our new Delta-5 Tactical Vest and ST-5 Tactical Pack demonstrate our commitment to designing and manufacturing tools that professional soldiers and law officers can depend on daily,” said Chuck Hunter, senior vice president and general manager of CamelBak’s government, military, and industrial division. “CamelBak’s best product concepts come directly from current operators who put their gear through strenuous usage on a regular basis. They know what they want and they know what works…and more importantly, they know what doesn’t work."
fully integrates efficient, hands-free hydration into an extremely comfortable, adjustable, breathable and durable vest platform. Generous MOLLE/PAL webbing on the front and back of the vest are ideal for attaching most current pouch systems, zip-cuffs, and other accessories. The Delta-5 has a low profile drag handle for situations involving wounded personnel and multiple Velcro attachment points for identification patches.
The Delta-5 was specifically designed to keep the user’s gear and 102-ounce (3.1L) water supply close to the body, while not interfering with existing soft or hard body armor systems. CamelBak’s OMEGA Water Beast™ Reservoir is tough enough to drive a truck over, slosh-free, and baffled for even weight distribution.
The OMEGA Water Beast reservoir also features CamelBak’s safe, FDA-registered HydroGuard™ technology, which eliminates up to 99.99-percent of common bacteria and fungus on reservoir and tube surfaces, keeping water clean and taste-free. The vest’s internally-routed, high-flow drinking tube can be routed over either shoulder, and CamelBak’s patented Big Bite™ Valve supplies unmatched water flow with ease. In addition, the patented HydroLock™ system provides positive lever-action flow shut-off to virtually eliminate leaks, and the standard Bite Valve Cover keeps the Big Bite Valve clean and protected when not drinking.
Designed specifically for officers and soldiers who need their gear close at-hand in tense tactical situations, the new ST-5 Tactical Pack is ideal for use by police officers involved in SWAT or riot control operations. The ST-5 offers quick access to frequently used tools, including a riot baton and helmet, radio and tactical light, and numerous MOLLE/PAL attachment points allow pouches and zip-cuffs to be easily secured to the exterior of the pack.
In addition to offering a generous 1404 cubic inches (23.0 L) of cargo space for gear, the ST-5 features CamelBak’s 100-ounce (3.0 liter) OMEGA Water Beast reservoir with HydroGuard technology. Tough, USA-made 1000D Cordura® exterior construction provides high resistance to abrasions and tears, and an integrated high-visibility rain cover keeps gear dry while enhancing safety in low-light conditions.
The design of the ST-5 utilizes wide, padded shoulder straps, a padded waist belt and a sternum strap to comfortably stabilize the load on the back, and an adjustable strap management system keeps straps out of the way for enhanced comfort and safety.
To maximize the function and flexibility of its packs in-use, CamelBak has also introduced a number of MOLLE-compatible pouches to its line for 2006. Manufactured of tough 1000D Cordura, tactical-grade nylon and elastic, CamelBak’s new pouches are available in the following models:
* Triple SMG Mag Pouch – carries three, 30-round sub-machine gun magazines
* Pistol Mag Pouch – carries two, double-stack, high-capacity magazines
* M4 Mag Pouch – carries four, 30-round M4 or AR-15 magazines
* Rapid Pouch – holds most heavy, hand-held ‘brick’ radios
* Double Cuff Case – holds up to two pairs of metal handcuffs, hinged or chain link
* Tactical Light Pouch – ideally sized to hold a standard hand-held combat light
The Delta-5 Tactical Vest and ST-5 are the latest additions to CamelBak’s extensive line of hydration systems for military, tactical and law enforcement professionals. To learn more, please visit http://www.camelbak.com, or call (800) 767-8725.
CamelBak Products, LLC, is the originator and world leader in hands-free systems for hydration on the move. Since 1991, CamelBak has built a reputation with first responders, law enforcement officials and military personnel as the product of choice when seeking state-of-the-art hydration. In February 2006, the company expanded its product offering to include a full line of tactical gloves through its acquisition of Southwest Motorsports Enterprises, Inc. CamelBak continues to refine and evolve its products to meet the needs of law enforcement, military and security professionals, whether dealing with natural disasters at home or potential biological and chemical threats abroad. The privately-held company is headquartered in Petaluma, California.