If there's one thing we know best, it's water. Our athletes, customers and colleagues told us they wanted a reservoir that delivered more water per sip, with a foolproof design that made it easy to fill up and hit the trail. The brand new Crux delivers 20% more water per sip, with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling, and an on/off lever that makes it easy to prevent leaks. Like all of our gear, we put the Crux through exhaustive stress tests to make sure that it won't fail you on the trail. 100% free of BPA, BPS and BPF. Features: Offers 20% more water per sip Leak-proof cap is easier to open and close On/off lever lets you seal your drinking tube shut with one hand Hydroguard technology inhibits the growth of bacteria in the reservoir and tube Big bite valve self-seals after each drink, eliminating annoying drips Specifications: CAPACITY: 3L/100 fl oz CLOSURE: Leakproof COLLECTION: Reservoirs ACTIVITY: Accessories BPA/BPS/BPF FREE: Yes DIMENSIONS: 46 x 23 x 8 cm / 18 x 9 x 3 in MATERIAL: Polyurethane WEIGHT: 235 g / 8 oz
I've been using Camelbak reservoirs for years in the military and had a number of spills and leaks over that time. Since this new model came out a few years ago, I've yet to have a single leak despite the abuse I put it through!
I also work for an organization that puts veterans on long distance hikes. Each year about 16 veterans (6 PCT, 4 CDT, 2 AZT, and 4 cyclists) use them for their 3-6 month long adventure and we've yet to have bad feedback!
Purchased this to replace my old reservoir - this style has been out for a while, but I finally broke down and purchased it to replace my original reservoir. I love the quick disconnect of the hose for cleaning and swapping between normal tube and insulated tube. I've seen comments regarding this version leaking from time to time around the lid. I have not used it yet so that is to be determined for me. So far I'm impressed and look forward to using it.
Bought the Rogue with Crux bladder. LEAKS. Nothing worse that getting to trail head with an empty pack OR, you fo everything you can to keep from leaking in the car to have it leak on your back when it's 39 degrees outside and have no water 10 min into a 2 hour ride. True P. O. S.
I get this 3L Crux reservoir to replace an older 2.5L bladder. And this 3L Crux works just fine. Others have mentioned of leaks. This reservoir doesn't leak. Have used this on 2 separate day hikes and it does everything that it should.
I bought on the name and reputation of Camelbak and could not be more disappointed. the plastic gasket which is meant to be the O-ring for the twist cap does not fit at all. It is too big, and slips off the threads when you tighten the cap. A quality driven company would issue a product recall, or send out repair gaskets to all who own this defective product. I hiked a 31 mile same day hike and needed to find sources of water and refill regular in the mountains because this product from Camelbak is either defective, or poorly designed. I'll never purchase another camelbak product unless this is resolved. I'll be sure to tell all of my friends.
Yeah it's great until you drop it, when that happens it's going to start pouring out of the bag. Mine doesn't just leak a little bit, it pours out of my bag with the lid on about as fast as I can pour a bottle of water in.
Bought for my wife for her birthday. The cap is totally hopeless. It leaks really bad. Pretty much pours out. The gasket is fine, nothing in the way if tightening it down. Now I have to battle with the LBC shop to return it. This is the last camelbak product I will buy. .....junk
The persons responsible for engineering these new crux reservoirs should be fired and banished from working in industrial design forever. The cap is a pain to screw on without cross threading, which leads to leaks.
I was a huge fan of Camelbak bladders back in the early 2000s when the design was simple and the top was an extremely solid screw-on. Since about 2008 or so, Camelbak keeps over-engineering tops that don't lock dependably. I'm sick of leaking bladders getting the contents of my pack wet. And with the release of the Crux and the new-sized hose, all previous accessories are now incompatible. And the top still leaks. To quote a popular meme, "YOU HAD ONE JOB!" (And you blew it.) Please go back to basics. Go back to the old hose and come up with a simple screw top that reliably keeps water inside the bladder with no leaks.
Installing the cover for the mouthpiece was a difficult task because of so much friction. I lubed the silicon piece with spit and got it back on. When filled with water I found that the reservoir was really thick and the carry handle and the big cap were getting squeezed a lot in my backpack. I didn't measure my "water per sip" metric but it was a mouthful. The valve had no practical use for me. I had it in allways on position.
This bladder came with my CamelBak M.U.L.E. It leaks horribly. We've attempted to use it 3 different times and each time it is a struggle to get the cap on the right way. And even with the best attempt, it will still leak. And this slight leak is enough to cause the inside of your bag to be fairly wet. CamelBak - you really should compensate people due to this horrible design. The washer part of the lid doesn't even fit the right way to create a seal. It is too big to seal both on the bladder itself and for the lid. The picture shows me holding the washer even on one side which shows it too big on the other side. Extremely poor design.
Looks nice, but why is it hard to have a cap that seals? If you lean forward (touch toes, pick up something on ground), basically any time the bag is upside down it leaks...a lot. Disappointing for sure.