CamelBak Valve Cover

Priced: $4.80 - $8.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 19 reviews.
CamelBak Valve Cover -
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover Features.

Camelbak Bite Valve CoverKeep the mouth piece of your hydration pack clean using this Camelbak Bite Valve Cover. Now you don't have to worry when you take your hydration pack off during a hike, about whether the mouthpiece will get dirty or not. This cover is non toxic and safe. It is made up of a flexible foam bite valve, which also prevents the freezing of fluid. Additionally, it features a stable base and bite nib. As a variable cover, it fits to both standard and big bite valves. Don t worry about your bite valve using the safety of the Camelbak Bite Valve Cover.
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Key Features.

Fit:

  • The cover fits a standard or Big Bite Valve

Features:

  • One piece design works with all Hydrolinkˆ and Ergo Hydrolockˆ components
  • Patented one-piece silicone design - No moving parts to break
  • Features a stable base and bite nib
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Material:BPA free Silicone
Note:Bib Bite valve sold separately
Upc, Ean, Isbn:713852601164
Weight:4 oz / 113 g
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CamelBak Valve Cover Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

A required part, yet still not perfect

Years ago, I complained several times to the fine folks at Camelbak about this glaring omission. You set your pack down, and you valve goes on the floor or in the dirt. Sucks! Was thrilled when they came out with this, though I'd like to have seen a better implementation.

We all know why this is needed, so I'll skip the pros.

Cons:
1. Installing it. Can be a REAL PITA. You're trying to shove the valve's skirt OVER something, while it is trapped under this cover's skirt. Hard to get either on OR off, actually. But once on, serves its purpose.
2. Grows mold inside the cover. I'd like to have some slots at the cap junction so this thing is not air tight at the seal. I drilled two small holes for my own use, and that allows the valve to air dry instead of grow gack. The inside of the cover's lid is tough to clean. Also tough to drill through!
Darelldd at REI on 08/08/2008

well worth the buy

A really great product if you have concerns about hygiene. I bought two of these for my 100oz camelbak Unbottle and my younger brother's Camelbak Hydrobak 50 oz Hydration Pack. I couldn't quite figure out how to attach it but he being slightly more clever realized that I first needed to remove the bite valve.

Once it was properly attached it worked like a charm and I'm no longer concerned about bacteria/germ transfer whenever I place my backpack on the ground.

I've used it several times since purchase including a 3 week backpacking trip in Guyana visiting Kaieteur Falls and it definitely served its purpose especially with all those creepy crawlers in the South American jungle.
Rowann at Campmor on 11/11/2010

Works Prefect

I am extremely happy with this product, and did not find it difficult to attach the cover over the mouth piece. Followed the directions and added some water to reduce friction when reattaching. I had been tucking the bite guard in my pack to keep is clean while in transport to the field location until the day I forgot to lock it and lost half my water. No matter how careful I was and wasting time trying to keep my bite value clean and off the ground, it was impossible. This cover is perfect, functional and a valuable part of my pack.
RogueWave at REI on 06/06/2011

Simple to install, works great

I was worried this was going to be difficult to install based on past reviews. I'm really curious how he wound up getting it on, because done properly this is a snap.

Hint: The very tip of the bite valve itself slides off easily. Put that in the cover slip, grip the cover slip tightly, and slide it back on. 5 second install.

This product is ESSENTIAL if you go anywhere with dust or spray. The only downside is the added bulk, but of course it's going to be bigger. It covers the valve!
FossaFerox at REI on 05/05/2013

Great for Germ-o-phobes :)

My first Camelbak pack came with one of these, and I'd never go without one. I recently purchased new packs that didn't come with them. They are a bit of a challange to get on but that's a good thing if you don't want it to fall apart later. With one of my new packs it makes it too big to pull the bladder completely out of the pack without removing it. This is a bit inconvienant, but not a big deal. Very much worth it to keep it clean!
Melissa at Campmor on 04/04/2011

Absolutely Essential!

Most of us who get our water locally go to great trouble and expense to filter and sterilize it. It makes no sense to then let our mouthpiece get muddy and full of germs from the rotting forest floor or contaminated water source or dirty gear and then put it into our mouth. Hey, I wash my tableware after every meal even at home, when only my own germs can get on them.

I just wish more of the parts were dishwasherable.
William Bambeck at REI on 04/04/2008

Keeps Dirt Out of Your Mouth

I don't see how the other brand don't have a cover (maybe they do and I don't know). My girlfriend has a hydration pack from The North Face and anytime she takes her pack off the bite valve is in the dirt. I just give her a smile, then she rolls her eyes and says, " Yea... I know, I wish I had a cover too" (some thing like that = )
Sean T at REI on 02/02/2008

good to have

like other people, I have no clue why this doesn't come with the reservoir. but I disagree about installing it, to put it on, it only took a few seconds and a bit of force, and even though it is big,camelbak did a good job of keeping it small. and it sure does keep help in keeping your bite valve clean.
andrew the boy scout at REI on 05/05/2012

Indispensible

I was thrilled when Camelbak came out with this bite valve cover. It seemed even when I was careful, I would end up setting the bite valve in the dirt when I took off my pack. Now I don't have to worry! It is easy to install and clean. Highly recommend.
LadyParabellum at REI on 09/09/2007

Worth the extra few bucks

When backpacking, or even on a day hike, my camelbak bite valve often falls in the dirt. Just this past weekend, it must have ended up in the dirt 20 times. Combined with moisture, it became muddy. The bite valve cover keeps your bite valve clean!! Well worth it.
Lauralai at REI on 09/09/2007

Negative Reviews:

Useful and needed product, but...

As with most reviewers, I got this because I was tired of cleaning dirt, mud, and who knows what off the bite valve. Good function, not so good functionally. 2 issues I have are:
1) when the cover is off and dangling from the bite valve, it gets in the way of taking a drink because of its bulk and short leash.
2) You have to remember to put the cover on (along with catching your breath, catching the scenery, etc.) right away or you lose the functionality once your pack hits the dirt. I've forgotten to put the cover on many times, so I wind up with dirt, mud, etc. on the mouthpiece anyway.
The need for this product is there, but the form and function could use improving. Not sure how to do it, but there's gotta be a better way.
edco at REI on 05/05/2010

Useless

It seemed like such a good idea, too. I was unable to get the mouthpiece back on the hydrolock, and I couldn't imagine repeating this futile exercise every time I had to remove the reservoir from my pack, because it doesn't fit through any of the tube holes on any of my packs. The cap is in the way when you're trying to get a drink, and I couldn't get enough mouthpiece into my mouth for a good drink because it was half buried inside the cover assembly. I don't think much of smearing everything with rubbing alcohol - one more thing to carry? I have used Camelbaks for many years but have smartly avoided those silly accessories. A raincover? Come on!
audpat at REI on 05/05/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Keeps the dirt off, but...

This has proved quite useful on the trails - keeps everything clean and keeps it from freezing up. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to get a fresh taste of water and not dirt and trail grime. I do day hikes and some light backpacking and usually spend my time in the backcountry; bushwhacking, fording streams and stopping frequently for snacks and watering the dog. It was always such a pain to put my pack down and have it get filthy and waste water on rinsing it off.

That being said, the cover does have some issues:

- It's bulky and covers half the valve; making it hard to insert the valve into your mouth to get good suction.
- REALLY hard to put on. You have to take the entire top half of the bite valve apart and wench it on and off. I had a leak result from this.

Why isn't this included with the resevoir? It kind of seems silly that this is an aftermarket product. It's useful in any situation.
Subiedriver at REI on 02/02/2012