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Old 09-13-05, 05:33 AM   #1
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CamelBak Blowfish question

I have an old model Camelbak Blowfish (ca. 1999? probably?) and it's been hanging for some time. At my last apartment, my jackass roomate (who I later booted) stole my camelback so he could use the tube to make some sort of device to take drugs with, who knows.

Anyways, I need a new reservoir. Is the Omega reservoir going to fit in the older-style Camelback? I bought mine before they even had shut off valves and the 90 degree angle at the bit and the extra-large opening for filling them. I just wanted to make sure the shape is the same. I think the old one was 100 oz as well.

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Old 09-13-05, 07:54 AM   #2
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I'm not that familiar with the blowfish but I have an old cloudwalker that I later used an omega style bladder in (70oz). I have also used the hydrapak bladder in it which I like much better (easier to clean, comes with the 90 degree bite valve that doens't leak, and the tube is removable) Check one out here:

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Anyways, I need a new reservoir. Is the Omega reservoir going to fit in the older-style Camelback? I bought mine before they even had shut off valves and the 90 degree angle at the bit and the extra-large opening for filling them. I just wanted to make sure the shape is the same. I think the old one was 100 oz as well.

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They are basically the same shape. The Omega should fit in the old style. I have both and with the exception that the new one tapers a bit more at the bottom, there is really no difference. Take the pack with you to the store to be sure.

On the other hand most places that sell Camelbaks sell tubes, shut off valves and bite valves. It's not that hard to put the tube back on. Since winter is coming you might even get one of the insulated tubes. They work really well to keep water from freezing in the tube.
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