How to Install a CamelBak Filter Adapter

by Melissa Kelly
Changing the filter on a regular basis ensure the water in your CamelBak remains fresh.

Changing the filter on a regular basis ensure the water in your CamelBak remains fresh.

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The company CamelBak takes its name from the myth that a camel stores water in it's hump. CamelBak is known for their water reservoir backpacks. Since the bags are commonly used for outdoor sports, the water filtration system is key for healthy hydration. The filter can be quickly replaced.

Items you will need

  • CamelBak
  • Replacement Filter

Bottle filter

Step 1

Unscrew the bottle cap.

Step 2

Twist the housing and tube assembly approximately 1/8 of a turn counterclockwise to remove the piece.

Step 3

Hold the filter at the top and remove it from the housing.

Step 4

Rinse the new filter with tap water for approximately 15 seconds.

Step 5

Slide the new filter into the housing.

Step 6

Insert the filter housing back into the cap and rotate clockwise 1/8 turn until you feel it seal within the cap.

Bag filter

Step 1

Obtain the hydration tube that is connected to the filter bladder. Remove any existing adapter pieces connected to the tube by twisting counterclockwise and pulling it off.

Step 2

Connect the filter adapter piece to the quick line connector at the end of the hydration tube. Twist the adapter piece clockwise until it clicks.

Step 3

Confirm the filter works properly be testing the piece.

Tips & Warnings

  • The filter is effective for approximately 300 refills or 3 months. If you drink more than three to four bottles per day, you may need to change it more frequently.

About the Author

Melissa Kelly is a freelance writer from Indianapolis who focuses on scientific and medical topics. Kelly attended Marian College where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Recently, she completed her Master's in business communications & project management.

Photo Credits

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