Camelbak Quick Link Conversion Kit.
Improve your experience out in the great outdoors with this Camelbak Quick Link Conversion Kit. This conversion kit from Camelbak has been specifically designed to allow you to retrofit your old reservoir in order to be able to use the very versatile Quick Link system. You get a Quick Link female connector and a Quick Link male connector in the package, so that you have everything you need to start using it right away. The female connector is equipped with an auto-shut off feature for your convenience. This conversion kit lets you customize your reservoir with various accessories such as CamelBak Antidote filters, insulated tubes, flow meters, and others. Enjoy your adventure and stay hydrated like never before with this Camelbak Quick Link Conversion Kit.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
Retrofit any CamelBak OMEGA® or non-QL Antidote hydration system with Quick Link™ components.
Includes Quick Link™ female connector with auto-shutoff and Quick Link male connector.
To install, cut the drink tube 2"- 3" from the base of the reservoir. Dip the base (the part with the yellow release button) of the Quick Link Conversion accessory in rubbing alcohol, which works as a quick-drying lubricator. Firmly push the base onto the section of drink tube still attached to the reservoir. Dip the Quick Link male connector in rubbing alcohol and firmly push it into the section of drink tube you cut off.
The CamelBak Quick Link conversion kit lets you retrofit any CamelBak OMEGA or Antidote reservoir (not included) with Quick Link components for easy, enhanced hydration.
Retrofit any CamelBak OMEGA® hydration system with Quick Link™ components.
|Compatibility:||CamelBak OMEGA® or non-QL Antidote hydration system|
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This is something I wasn't intending to buy. I purchased the insulated tube kit from Backcountry, and it turned out that kit required the quick link kit. Luckily it's fairly inexpensive. I was a bit nervous about the quality when placing my order, but after assembling it.. I feel confident in the future with it. No instructions come with it, but it's pretty straight forward. I've included a photo to illustrate what you will need to do. Grab some reliable scissors and make a nice straight cut on your old tubing. I chose to go about 3 inches up in the event I screw up the cut, or if leaking happens in the future. After the cut is made, slide the pieces in place. Just be sure you put the correct pieces as I've shown, otherwise you'll likely have a bad time if you get a new tube, or anything that uses the Quick Link feature. Once you've shoved the pieces in place (with little effort required), you're good to go! It's on there nice and steady and some quick hard tugs didn't even cause the tubing to nudge.
If I run into issues down the road, I'll report back. But so far I'm pleased and impressed with it!
I put one of these on my Osprey reservoir to make it compatible with Camelbak accessories and it works great. I can add the filter or an insulated hose easily or I can just take the hose off and plug in my water filter right to the hose and won't spill a drop.
I got this kit to attach an older style bladder I bought to an insulated tube with an insulated bite valve cover. It does the job. I haven't had any problems with leaks or o-rings, just good flow.
This should have been part of the CamelBak a long time ago. Great move for converting the older CamelBak bladders. Quick Links are great.
The rubber O-ring, or some other part of the interfacing surfaces, became increasingly resistant to fully engaging the two (m & F) connectors. After 2 months of daily disconnection/reconnection, connection has lately required careful navigation with partial depression of the release tab to allow entrance & sometimes they have failed to full engage, and they have become extremely difficult to disconnect.
Other than that, they worked great, initially.
This would be a good product if replacement O-rings were available.