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Crux Thermal Control Kit

4.5 out of 5 stars
14 Reviews
Color:One Color



Crux Thermal Control Kit

Whether you're snowshoeing along Salt Lake's towering Wasatch Range or trail running through Madison's forested arboretum on a frigid winter evening, the Crux Thermal Control Kit prevents your CamelBak Crux Reservoir drinking tube from freezing solid. This kit contains everything you need to transform your Crux Hydration Reservoir into a winter-ready drinking solution that's ideal for the avid hiker, trail runner, and snowshoe enthusiast.

The Crux Thermal Control Kit comes with an insulated Crux tube and Big Bite valve with insulated cover, as well as a Quick Link connector and Cruz on/off valve for leak-free operation. It uses CamelBak's Hydroguard technology to prevent the growth of funky bacteria, which is common when you're using this hydration tube on a regular basis or you forget to hang it dry after a long hike.


  • Insulates Crux Reservoir drinking tube in sub-freezing temps
  • Insulated Crux tube, Big Bite valve, Insulated Bite cover
  • Quick Link connector for leak-free removal/installation
  • Crux on/off drinking valve prevents it from dripping
  • Hydroguard technology prevents growth of bacteria
  • Item #CAM008X
CamelBak Crux reservoir w/Quick Link connector
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
cross-country, hiking, trail, trail running
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 14 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

April 2, 2024

Another great CamelBak product!! Great

Another great CamelBak product!! Great products, great company!!!

James M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 12, 2024

Just used this during the

Just used this during the recent winter storm in Chicagoland area this morning. With freezing snow/ice coming from every direction. It was coated in snow/ice and the my hydration was flowing with no issues at a nice cold temperature.

Adam L.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2023

Fine enough insulated hose. However,

Fine enough insulated hose. However, I messed up and bought this when I should have ordered the Mil Spec Crux insulated tube which is longer and has a quick disconnect at the end, and is smaller in diameter which better fits the magnetic tube trap clip on my pack.

Paul D.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

April 1, 2023

Must Upgrade for Skiing

I highly recommend upgrading to this tube if you are a skier/snowboarder. My tube kept freezing and I'd be carrying around extra water that I couldn't drink. The bite valve is a simpler design and does not have the 90degree turn which is why I think this tube works so well in colder weather. I still had to blow water out of the tube with every use and it did freeze on a -9 day but at that temp you cant expect much. A must have if you love exploring cold mountains.

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curtis a.

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

February 19, 2023

The bite valve leaks and

The bite valve leaks and there’s no way to turn it off.

Russell H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 3, 2023

Good Choice for Frequent Skiing

I work as a ski instructor at local ski hill. I've been using the Camelbak Bootlegger pack 4 days a week for a couple of seasons. Occasionally, on really cold days, water may freeze in the bite valve, but haven't had a problem with getting it flowing again. Water has never frozen in insulated tube. Good product!


Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

January 30, 2023

Better than they gray insulated tube for sure but...

Does a GREAT job of keeping water inside the tube from freezing while skiing this winter. Much better than the gray insulated tube but…water still freezes in the bite valve even under the cover. The cover also forces the bite vale too close to the end of the tube leaving just a small portion of the bite vale to actually be…bitable.

Matt B.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 17, 2023

This is the reason topurchase

This is the reason topurchase the Crux bladder. Keeps water unfrozen to around 10 degrees and the nipple guard keeps it clean

Joe D.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 28, 2022

Great for winter activties

Bought this for snowboarding in the winter. Last season my regular tube froze and I couldn't stay as hydrated as well as I would've liked. Insulation material wraps snug around the tube and it was a simple swap for install. Spout cover is durable rubber. Keep in mind that you won't be able to use a magnetic trap with this anymore.


Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

December 19, 2022

works great

Works great--tube is just longer than I would like, so it hangs down and is hard to secure to a trail running pack. I haven't taken it out in any super cold temperatures, but it works great in 20s weather. Attaches to my Hydrapak and Camelbak bladders easily.

Maja C.

Originally reviewed on