CamelBak Cleaning Kit

Priced: $17.99 - $20.00 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 21 reviews.
CamelBak Cleaning Kit - Keep your water fresh and your bottle spotless with the CamelBak® Antidote Cleaning Kit.
All-in-one tool kit for faster cleaning and drying.
Includes tube brush, reservoir brush, cleaning tabs, hanger clip, and replacement dryer arms to keep your reservoir taste-free.
New click-in dryer hangs Antidote QuickLink reservoirs, ensuring water drains.
Extra folding dryer arms lock open antidote reservoirs.


  • Extra pair of folding dryer amrs
  • New click-in dryer lets you hang reservoir in a manner that ensures drainage; extra dryer arms lock reservoir for good airflow
  • New click-in dryer hangs AntidoteT Quick LinkT reservoirs, ensuring water drains
  • Brushes scour out buildup in reservoir and drinking tube
  • Two brushes and Cleaning Tabs keep your reservoir taste-free
  • Kit includes reservoir brush, tube brush, newly designed Antidote™ Quick Link™ reservoir hanger, 2 extra folding dryer arms and 2 cleaning tablets
Get a CamelBak Antidote cleaning kit and get the most out of your CamelBak hydration bladder.
New click-in dryer hangs Antidote Quick Link reservoirs, ensuring water drains.
Extra folding dryer arms lock open Antidote reservoirs.
Two brushes and cleaning tabs keep your reservoir taste-free.
A clean CamelBak reservoir is a taste-free reservoir. (Spring 2014)
CamelBak's Hydration Pack Cleaning Kit makes it easy for you to clean out that mossy stuff growing in your water reservoir. Scrub all the way down the inside with the reservoir brush, and get your water tube cleared out with the skinny tube brush. Pop one of the two cleaning tablets in to attack any leftover nastiness, then use the reservoir hanger to keep the bladder open as it dries.

If your reservoir is starting to cause your water to taste like it shouldn't, the Antidoteā„¢ Cleaning Kit is just the solution. Use water and the CamelbakĀ® 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.


Keep your Antidote Quick Link hydration reservoir fresh and clean with this all-in-one kit. Includes click-in hanger and folding dryer arms to ensure water drains completely for mildew-free air drying. Oversized reservoir brush and flexible tubing brush along with included cleaning tabs keep water tasting fresh and flowing unobstructed.
CamelBak is the originator and world leader in hands free hydration systems. The first CamelBak products proved to be very popular among mountain bikers and motocross riders, because it allowed them to drink without taking their hands off of the handlebars in technical terrain. The product began to cross over into other sports when scientific studies showed athletes drank more fluids and performed better when they wore a CamelBak. Since then, athletes from an ever-growing list of sports and activities use camelBak hydration systems for their convenience and performance benefits. In addition to cycling, CamelBak has Hands-Free-Hydration systems for hiking, running, snowboarding, and skiing.

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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 Cleaning Kit Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

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.

John N. at on 04/19/2012

A Clean Camel is a Happy Camel

The long drinking tube and bag need specialized brushes to clean them properly and this kit is vital if you use a CamelBAK for long runs as I do.The kit comes with a hanger and some odd little plastic "arms" which have no real directions . I think a small printed set of diagrams or instructions would be useful . The cleaning tabs work well but I think warm soap and water does the job so I would use them only prior to storing or if the CamelBAK appears really dirty . The brushed are well made and should last the life of the item .
The Jiminator at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2012

Good Value, Good Idea

Not sure why Jay Hiker had bad things to say about this kit. I am quite happy with it.
Yes, the nozzle brush should be longer but if you clean your equipment right away, it shouldn't get so dirty that you "push dirt around".
And, there is a product use video on the description page on-line... very easy to use and explained well.
The cleaning tabs have the tendency to leave an "aftertaste" if you don't rinse the bladder extremely well, so that would be my only other CON, but too hard to put into a short answer.
queenie40 at REI on 07/07/2011

Works well

This kit is well worth the money to keep your reservoir clean. The large brush and hanger are what I use the most, but the other items are great to have as well. The flexible brush for cleaning the tube should be longer, and a star was lost because of it's length. It will not clean the entire tube without inserting it from both ends (which means removing the flow valve from the drinking side). Other than that, this is a great kit and I'd buy it again.
Mark at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 11/11/2013

Every CamelBak should come with one!

This service pack really hits the spot if you have gotten mold or gunk in your CamelBak. Easy to use. Love the long thin brush so perfect for tubing cleaning. Only gripe is that there are ancillary parts not included that are shown on the package. I did not read the fine print to find out that they are EXTRA. Also REI staff failed to tell me about this item; so I ended up buying a full replacement innards before finding out about the antidote cleaning kit.
ConnieS at REI on 08/08/2013

Love It!

This product makes cleaning and drying your Camelbak very simple.

Another reviewer complained that there weren't detailed instructions on how to use the product. While for the price there probably should be, the online video was very helpful.

My only complaint is I wish it included a second hanger, or that Camelbak would make this available for separate purchase as we have multiple camelbak's for the entire family and don't need additional brushes.

Other than that, I enjoy the product.
turnburn at REI on 09/09/2011

Wish there were 2 hanging hooks.

The cleaning kit is just the thing to clean my Camelbak. BUT a second hanging hook would be a MAJOR improvement. I've got more than one reservoir and I store them clean and dry hanging from the hook.

I tried going to REI to buy a second hook, but they aren't available. I'm not going to buy a whole cleaning kit just for the additional hook.

The cleaning tabs get all the yuck out. Just be sure to rinse well.
LionLady at REI on 08/08/2012

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.

Andrew Nicholson at on 05/23/2012

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.

Tim Behunin at on 11/26/2012

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!

Coop Bing at on 10/17/2011

Negative Reviews:

GeigerRig is easier to clean

REI promotes an environmentally friendly, environmental sustainability message. They say they promote and sell environmentally friendly products and companies. They heavily promote Camelbak and Osprey. [Camelbak promotes that their water bottles are environmentally friendly because they are dishwasher safe and therefore use 1/6th the energy and one half the hot water as water bottles that must be hand-washed. However, when it comes to Camelbak and Osprey hydration reservoirs, Camelbak and Osprey sell $20.00+ cleaning kits with multiple little plastic parts, scrub brushes, bleach capsules, etc. And, many customers report that they just throw their reservoirs away each year rather than taking the time to clean them---because they are inconvenient to clean.] The retailers love replacing throw away products and selling more stuff -- like extra cleaning kits and replacement reservoirs. So much for "environmental sustainability". If dishwasher safe is the standard for water bottles, it ought to be the standard for hydration packs.
cosmic carrie at REI on 12/12/2013

Very Poor Product

I bought this kit to clean a 100 oz Antidote bladder. I am very unhappy with it.

First, and most importantly, the hose brush is too short. This is a bizarre oversight on the part of Camelbak. The brush does not go all the way through the hose, so it just pushes dirt around inside it.

Second, the kit comes with no instructions. Presumably there is a correct way to use the too-short brush, but I sure can't figure out what it is. For such an expensive kit, I'd expect explanations of how to clean every nook and cranny of the bladder.

Finally, it seems that the hose would drain better if it was held straight, but the hanger does not do this. If the kit was less expensive, this would be forgivable, but at this price every detail should be taken care of.
Jay Hiker at REI on 06/06/2011

A lot of effort to clean a bladder TBH

I had a few Camelbacks in my day and purchased one of these kits once but found it just a pain in the butt to use. Why couldn't they just make these bladders reversible and dishwasher safe so I could do it by hand?

That's when I discovered Geigerrig and things were made so much easier. It's dishwasher safe, eco-friendly and eliminates the waste I was seeing from friends throwing away their bladders because it was hard to clean.
willsterstyle at REI on 12/12/2013

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?

ing2928321 at on 05/30/2013

Not efficient

It is not environmentally friendly to wash your pack individually. With Geiggerig bladders you can put them in the dishwasher and use no additional water over washing dishes. Choose Geiggerig!!!
ljones88 at REI on 12/12/2013

Ex Millitary . Extra weight

This product is dead weight and its not eco friendly. Their are other products that are dishwasher safe hydration bladders
EX millitary at REI on 12/12/2013