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    The 90-degree bend in CamelBak's Ergo HydroLock puts the Big Bite(tm) Valve into an ergonomic position for drinking. With a simple flip, the on/off mechanism can be activated or shut off.
    • Item #CAM0026

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    backpacking, casual, commuting, hiking, road cycling
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    Glad to keep the pack in service

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Lost the lock on a tree I think and thought I'd be buying a whole new bladder. So glad that Camelbak keeps parts available! Cheap way to keep this old pack in use!

    Great for turning the water off!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This little L clamp is what you need to transport your already full camelbak to keep it from leaking all over the place when the bite valve gets pinched. Happens all the time, unless you have this to close off the water hose. Also comes in handy if your bite valve does start to leak and you don't have a replacement. Nothing worse than all your water running all ver you while biking or hiking. Simply shut the water off.


      Solid little piece of plastic that allows you to totally shut off the flow to your camelbak. Perfect for when you are in the car, or just dont want to risk losing any precious drops.

      Top Notch

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Per usual, CamelBak is coming through with solid material that lasts forever at a reasonable price. My last Ergo Hydrolock lasted almost ten years and only stopped working when I accidentally bit through it. After replacing the piece at a steal of a price, it works incredibly well and like always locks/unlocks with no problem. I look forward to many years and trails blazed using this piece!

      Nice Replacement

        Its nice that CamelBak sells cheap replacement parts for their bladders. Similar to other users, I had a leaky valve and didn't want to have to buy a whole new bladder. I picked up a new one of these and was back in business! Easy to change to get a few extra miles out of the perfectly good bladder.

        Adequate, not the best.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've used CamelBaks with this Ergo Hydrolock for years and they've worked well. Occasionally the yellow piece has popped off or snapped in half, which I chalked up to just being well-used. But then I tried the larger Hydrolock and realized how inferior this piece is.

        This hydrolock is smaller which isn't necessarily bad, but its not as durable and comes off a lot easier than the larger Hydrolock knob. For only a few dollars more, I enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the larger knob, knowing that everything will stay attached and I will not lose all my water when I'm several miles into the backcountry.

        It won't go on

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I have a relatively old Camelbak (100 oz, maybe 8 years old) and along with the insulated tube is an internal liner. It's a flimsy hose running inside the main water flow tube. When I try to put on the hydrolock, it pushes this liner down the hose instead of going around the end of the hydrolock, rendering the Camelbak ineffective. I'm putting the barbed side into the hose (like it's supposed to go, I think), and I can't get the hydrolock on. It seems like everyone else is saying it's really easy to put it on -- is this just me, or do only old Camelbaks have these inside liners? Any suggestions? I've tried dish soap and warm water, and neither work for me. Thanks!

        Try cutting the tube as cleanly as possible at least 1/2 inch below the bunched up inner tube and try again, taking care to use lubricant, like rubbing alcohol or warm soapy water. If the problem persists, contact the CamelBak warranty department about the possibility of getting a replacement tube.

        does the job

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Thought I lost mine, bought this as a replacement. Does the job, and it is wonderful to be able to lock it. I have left it unlocked before, and my backpack will find its way on top of it, put pressure on the valve and it leaks. So it is great to have the option to lock it.... if you can remember to!

        It's okay.

          It does the job, but the water valve is counterintuitive. In other words, when the valve is lined up and flush with the marker it is turned on. When the valve isn't lined up and the tab is turned to the side and susceptible to being bumped that is the off position. I would have designed it so that the valve is easier to be visually noted as in the off position and less able to be bumped and accidentally turned on. Also, the construction is very cheap for a $6 item. I have doubts about it's long term service life. I guess you are still paying for the Camelbak name, even with this little valve.

          Freaking amazing!

            I just love this, if you don't have one, get it! Nothing worse than bending down to fiddle with a ski boot and winter and getting drenched by your camelbak, NOTHING!

            As for issues with freezing, I always open my bit valve up with my hand after I am down, and raise it above my head, this gets most of the water out f the lock area, the bite valve, and out of the tube, the places it is most likely to freeze in. Alternative to that, I make sure and take a sip on every chairlift, or every few hundred yards skinning, keeping things from freezing up.

            Stops the drip (or stream)

              These keep selling out, and probably for a good reason! If you are as sick as I was with getting water running down your bike and ski and whatever gear, do yourself a favor and pick one of these up!

              I will state that I haven't had any issues with freezing, but I use this product with a pack that has a sleeve to keep the tube warm. The sleeve wont accommodate the 90 degree angle, and the bite piece, but no biggie, I just leave the bit value sticking out a bit, and still the lock doesn't freeze up!

              What is the diameter of the connector end...

              What is the diameter of the connector end of the CamelBak Ergo Hydrolock?

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              Don't they still make the straight Ergo...

              Don't they still make the straight Ergo Hydrolock valve by camelBak they tend to be alot easier to operate....

              Is there any problem with using the hydrolink...

              Is there any problem with using the hydrolink filter adapter with the ergo hydrolock bite valve to pump into the reservoir

              How do you get CalmelBak big bite valve...

              How do you get CalmelBak big bite valve mouthpiece "on"?? On the tube? or 90-degree bend in CamelBak's Ergo HydroLock? I've tried to push the mouthpiece on the tube and the 90-degree bend, dry and wet, But it will not work. I've tried twisting the bite on the tube....but it seems it will not work. How do you put on the mouthpiece on?

              I had to work with mine for a while and after a lot of frustration and a couple of big, deep breaths I just wiggled and twisted it enough to get it on there. They're great once they are on but they can be a pain in the hiney to get into position.

              Like the two previous people said, it can take a lot of effort to jam the mouthpiece on there. Which is a good thing, because if it was easy it would probably leak everywhere. I coated the mouthpiece and tube with rubbing alcohol the first time I rammed it on there. It helped slightly, but what I discovered later when I was removing it to clean it works much better. Run both parts under hot tap water to get them warm and loosened up. Then you're able to fit them together with much less effort.

              Will this only work for the Big Bite valve...

              Will this only work for the Big Bite valve and not for the small one that come with the reservoir? Also, does the Big Bite valve attach directly to the hydrolock?

              Big Bite is just the marketing term more in line with what you do with it (take a big bite) than the actual size of the bite valve. In other words, it will work fine with the bite valve that came with your reservoir. And yes, the bite valve attaches directly to the hydrolock.

              I got my reservoir today and it came with a Big Bite valve. I assumed it came with a smaller standard valve and that if you wanted to upgrade, you needed to purchase the Big Bite valve separately. I was wrong.