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    Camelbaks & coffee?

    I know a lot of people use Camelbaks, especially on longer rides.

    Is it strictly for H2O or can I put coffee in one?


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    Hi,

    Many people put drinks other than H2O in Camelbacks such as Gatorade. As far as I know there is no problem with this other than the bladder, tubing and mouth piece will have to be cleaned out which could be a pain. I think Camelback makes cleaning devices specifically for this.

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    Originally posted by Gizmo
    I think Camelback makes cleaning devices specifically for this.
    They do. It has a long springy hose to clean the tube with, some cleaning goo and a little gizmo to hold the bag open so it'll dry.

    Worth it.
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    1. As long as you clean it out soon after use, it shouldn't be a real problem.
    2. don't be surprised if there is some slight flavor retention.

    As for something other than coffee, I've put all sorts of things in one of those bags. But I would caution that only an idiot would put a carbonated beverage in a camelbak.

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    thanks, all, I appreciate it
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    Why don't they make a Nerf Martini Glass?

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    Originally posted by knary
    But I would caution that only an idiot would put a carbonated beverage in a camelbak.
    Or a blonde. DAMHIKIJK.


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    Re: Camelbaks & coffee?

    Originally posted by lancew
    Is it strictly for H2O or can I put coffee in one?
    For all the reasons others mentioned, you may want to consider having a bladder strictly for coffee...depending on how often you want to do this, that is.

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    Re: Re: Camelbaks & coffee?

    Originally posted by BMWGypsy
    For all the reasons others mentioned, you may want to consider having a bladder strictly for coffee...depending on how often you want to do this, that is.


    I don't think coffee even bothers stopping in my bladder.....
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