This is the story of a brand so famous that its name is now part of common language. CamelBak is quite simply the world leader and creator of the revolutionary hand-free hydration pack. Their first “water pack” saw the light of day in 1989 for the "Hotter'N Hell 100" bicycle race when the American Michaël Eidson put an infusion bag inside a sock and fixed it on his back to get hydrated more rapidly during the race. The name obviously took its inspiration from the camel's humps even if, contrary to the popular belief, they do not hold water but fat that is used as a source of energy. The CamelBak quickly became a must-have for trailing and running and nowadays, this hydration system is used by millions for hiking, biking, skiing or climbing amongst many other activities... Even military troops are equipped with CamelBak. In 2015, the Vista Outdoor Inc group bought the brand for the modest price of $412 million, with 50 million cash. Over the years, the CamelBak brand diversified its activity and also makes polycarbonate gourdes now.