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#1 zez

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:25 PM

Today my camelbak straw froze solid less than a mile into my ride (12 degrees). What are ideas to stop this from happening again?

#2 makuwaido

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

This is happening to me as well when snowboarding, so really the two options are to either zip water at regular intervals or buy the insulation jacket for the straw.



#3 Goose

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 06:05 PM

Stick it underneath your base layer (down your collar). 2hrs. today like that. A little salty LOL.

#4 zez

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:06 PM

I tried that before the second lap of bootlegger and it was starting to thaw by the end, need to remember to start it off that way.



#5 muleskinner

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

Another option that works, is to blow the water in the tube back in to the bladder after you drink. 



#6 jamesh75

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:13 AM

Another option that works, is to blow the water in the tube back in to the bladder after you drink. 

This also works to keep the water in the tube from getting hot in the summer.



#7 supradude

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:36 AM

Blowing the water back into the bladder works... until you forget to blow the water back into the bladder.  Get the insulated tube.  Little pricey, but well worth it.


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#8 zez

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:55 PM

Well sticking the tube inside my outer layer didn't help a bit today and I'll never remember to blow the water into the bladder so i guess I'll try one of the insulated tubes if I'm going to continue riding in this weather.



#9 The Krackheads

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:35 PM

What about stopping off at the local hardware store and getting some cut to length vinyl tubing with an ID that will fit tightly over the Cambelback tube. For less than a few bucks it may be worth a try. Gracias....

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#10 Craig

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:22 AM

I've tried the insulation that goes on the drinking tube, and it did NOT prevent freeze up for me (below ~ 20ish F*).  The only thing that has worked is a combo of blowing the liquid back into the bladder, and tucking the mouthpiece into the neck area of my jersey.  YMMV.


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