If your reservoir is starting to cause your water to taste like it shouldn't, the Antidote™ Cleaning Kit is just the solution. Use water and the Camelbak® Cleaning Tabs to help get rid of the bacteria. One brush takes care of the reservoir while the other fits in the tube to get out any slime, powdered electrolytes, or whatever else that is trying to hang out in your water. Your reservoir will be as good as new!
The CamelBak Antidote Cleaning Kit keeps your hydration pack reservoir free of gunk and tasting great, ride after ride.
An innovative way to keep your delivery tube and reservoir clean. Includes reservoir brush and tube brush for a complete cleaning solution.
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|CamelBak Antidote Cleaning Kit Hydration System Accessory||$20.00|
|CamelBak Cleaning Brushes||$8.99 - $14.99|
|CamelBak Cleaning Kit (Includ. 2 Cleaning Tablets)||$19.95|
So after 6+ years of using a Camelbak and thinking the black spots inside the tube was normal, my friend pointed out to me that 1. Its not normal and people call it mold. 2. Stop being cheap, you need it. Well I solved the mold issue by using "his" cleaning kit, but then I moved and you guessed it the mold returned. So I ordered it and no more mold. Moral of story don't be cheap and do not think running soapy water through the tube cleans it. It's worth every cent.
Update: 5/1/12 The brush it comes with is very abrasive and you can use a soft cup brush instead. I bent mine straight with pliers and used it as a toilet brush, so its not wasted.
This kit helps you clean your hydration bladder. The brushes are the right size, and the drying hanger thing is the only reliable way I've found to hold the bladder open so it can dry. Drying is the most important part; if it's wet inside while you're not using it, that's when the mold starts growing. Wish it came with more than 2 cleaning pellet things, although I'm sure regular dish soap works fine too.
It had been two years since the last time I cleaned my hydration pack so I purchased this kit and couldn't be happier with it. Both brushes were great for getting all the water spots out and the cleaning tables were the just the right finishing touch to make sure there wasn't any mildew taste. I highly recommend this its a must have for any one with a camelback.
No matter how much we cleaned and drained our hydration packs, over time they started to get grimy and this thing was a lifesaver. I read reviews on the cheaper version of this and after using it realized why it is necessary to have the longer handle. It also works perfectly with our hydration packs that aren't camelbak too!
Bottom line...don't skimp, stay fresh and algae free!
Misleading! Purchased this item last fall, never used it until now and realized it does not work we regular camelbaks but only ANTIDOTE style The pipecleaner is way to short for the regular camelback, the brush has an odd shape and teh hanger only works w ANTIDOTE line as it says on package - waste of time and money - paid $ 19.96 and now $ 6.99 return shpm fee?