Just In - Camelbak Omega Deluxe
New hydration reservoir featuring innovative digital Flow Meter to keep track of your fluid intake.
Posted: 11 March 2010
New in for review is the latest Camelbak
Omega Deluxe reservoir
complete with digital Flow Meter
you to measure your water consumption on the move.
The Omega with its big screw-top opening isn't new per se, but it's
been tweaked for this year with Quick Disconnect tubing allowing you to
unplug the tube and leave it in situ while you remove the reservoir
from your pack.
That sort of arrangement is a real boon if you're using a pack with
awkward hydration tube routing making filling and cleaning a lot less
hassle. More faff reduction from the HydroGuard treatment which
inhibits the growth of bio-nasties on the surface of both reservoir and
We're also big fans of the Ergo Hydrolock Big Bite valve which
is easy to use and stilll flows better than anything else out there.
All good, but the really interesting bit is the new for 2010 Flow Meter
. It's a
digital water gauge fitted in-line on the PureFlow tube and has three
main functions, it says here.
First - and arguably most usefully - it shows how much water you've
consumed and how much is left in your reservoir, so no more guessing on
the hill. Next, it will monitor how much water you've consumed against
your personal, pre-set hydration goal. And finally, it will calculate
how much longer your water supply will last based on your ongoing
consumption complete with a 'Low' alert when you're down to the last 10
You can select US fluid ounces or metric litres depending on your
preferences as well, so you don't need to think in imperial measures,
A great idea and we're looking forward to using it, after which we'll
be back with a full review. The Omega Deluxe is available in 2.0 and
3.0 litre capacities for £52.99
respectively. You can also buy the Flow Meter on its own for £24.99
More information at www.camelbak.com
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Nope Benco, more of a why the hell do companies keep on making gimicky crap like this which'll just end up in a landfill somewhere. Oh, and £55 all up for a feckin' water bladder and waste of time and space flow meter just takes the cake.
Anyone who needs one of these and pays £55 for it shouldn't be allowed outside in the first place. Grrrr. Rant.
Posted: 11/03/2010 at 12:31