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    Can I freeze the water in a Camelbak ?

    I mean like, ice cold. Can I do it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofish View Post
    No!
    Thanks for the reply. I did however did a little research and went to the camelbak website. They actually encourage you to freeze it.

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    I've frozen mine from time to time with nothing bad to report. Well... besides the fact that ice water is about the worst thing that I ever thought of putting in my system while riding. Wanna talk about causing cramps? I now try to keep my water about body temperature- I can drink no matter how hard I'm exerting myself and not feel any ill effects.

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    The best thing is to use a special Camelbak ice tray. Put the Camelbak full of water in the fridge overnight, then in the morning shove it full of ice cylinders. It's ready to drink and will stay cold for hours. Yeah, I remember 50 years ago trainers recommended not drinking at all during exercise and especially not cold water. And light was a wave in the postulated ether.

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    You can just throw ice cubes in. The camelbak has a pretty large opening and they go right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diomedes View Post
    I've frozen mine from time to time with nothing bad to report. Well... besides the fact that ice water is about the worst thing that I ever thought of putting in my system while riding. Wanna talk about causing cramps? I now try to keep my water about body temperature- I can drink no matter how hard I'm exerting myself and not feel any ill effects.
    I prefer my water to be at or around body temp... not cold not too warm as well

    I've also read that taking in cold water makes it harder for the body to processed and that Luke warm water is actually absorbed faster by the body than ice cold water.

    for weight loss they say to drink ice cold water as it forces your body to burn extra cals to bring it up to temp for absorption as well

    although I'm sure it is a minimal amount why waste the calories heating up water when your muscles need them to perform

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
    The best thing is to use a special Camelbak ice tray. . . .
    A simple variation on the theme is to fill the bladder with ice cubes. Creates lots of surface area for melting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallguy View Post
    I prefer my water to be at or around body temp... not cold not too warm as well

    I've also read that taking in cold water makes it harder for the body to processed and that Luke warm water is actually absorbed faster by the body than ice cold water.

    for weight loss they say to drink ice cold water as it forces your body to burn extra cals to bring it up to temp for absorption as well

    although I'm sure it is a minimal amount why waste the calories heating up water when your muscles need them to perform
    Read the picture above, from the Camelbak website. They say the body absorbs cold water faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    Read the picture above, from the Camelbak website. They say the body absorbs cold water faster.
    I am sure it has been "proven" the other way as well.

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    Can you freeze it? YES YOU CAN! When in the middle east, we would work like crazy to get the bladders in the freezer the night before. Fill it about 1/2 way and remove the air -- that way the bladder does not burst. If you can, keep air in the tube instead of water.

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    +1 what DP said. Including the air in the tube part. Abandon hope of accomplishing that part if you forget (1st time) or have family that are incapable of replacing something in the freezer EXACTLY as it was. (2+) Don't fill bag all the way unless you want to pressure test the bladder seams. If the tube does freeze up, mother nature will take care of it by the time you need it. ICE WATER on a Virginia century in late August - PRICELESS

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    i like put a cold beer in mine along with the ice for a nice after-ride refreshment
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