Camelbak Official Store, Cortez™, silver orange popsicle, Packs, 62189
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Pack includes a 3 liter reservoir

New to our paddle collection, the Cortez™ allows you to secure your drinking water firmly to your kayak. This deck mounted Antidote® reservoir features our Quick Link™ System, a grip strip on the back side to help it stay in place, a bungee overflow to quickly secure a hat or clothing layer, and external access to the reservoir fill port. The Cortez™ also comes with an insulated tube cover to keep your water cold, and a bite valve cover to keep river or ocean water off of the drink interface.

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Quick Link™ System, 1/4 turn - easy open/close cap, lightweight fillport, center baffling and low-profile design, patented Big Bite™ Valve, HydroGuard™ technology, PureFlow™ tube, easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening

Lashes to kayak, bungee overflow, external fill, bite valve cover, insulated tube cover

CamelBak® Got Your Bak™ Guarantee: If we build it, we'll Bak it™ with our lifetime guarantee.

  • Hydration Capacity: 100 oz / 3 L
  • Total Capacity: 3L Reservoir
  • Total Weight: 7.41 oz / 0.21 kg (pack only)
  • Dimensions: 17.51 X 8 X 3.15 in / 44.5 X 20.5 X 8 cm
  • Torso Length: N/A
  • Empty Reservoir Dimensions: N/A
  • Full Reservoir Dimensions: N/A
  • Materials: N/A
We recommend wiping your pack with a damp cloth to remove dirt. If the pack is extremely dirty and needs a deeper cleaning, soak it in cool or warm water with a very mild soap. Rinse the pack thoroughly with cool water. If soap residue remains in the fabric, it may create suds if exposed to water or sweat.

DO NOT wash your pack in a washing machine. Machine washing may damage the pack or affect the integrity of the fabric and fasteners, and will void the Got Your Bak™ Guarantee.

The best way to care for your reservoir is to clean and dry it after every use, especially if you fill the reservoir with anything other than water. However, if a reservoir has not been cleaned after every use, and mold or discoloration develops:

1. Use hot water and a CamelBak Cleaning Tablet. Or use 2 tablespoons of baking soda or bleach instead of CamelBak Cleaning Tab. Mix the solution inside your reservoir and elevate the reservoir above the tube and Big Bite Valve. Pinch the bite valve, allowing the solution to flow into the drink tube and fill the bite valve.

2. Let the reservoir and cleaning solution sit in the reservoir and drink tube for about 30 minutes.

3. Wash the reservoir with hot water and mild soap. Be sure to completely rinse away the cleaning solution in the reservoir and drink tube before using again. You can also use CamelBak brushes from our Cleaning Kit to scrub your reservoir and drink tube. Brushes are the best way to ensure you are scrubbing all of the areas of the reservoir clean.

4. Once the reservoir is clean, be sure to air dry overnight so no moisture is trapped inside, which can cause mold to grow.

These steps will make your reservoir safe for use. If there are still spots left behind, these are permanent mold stains that may not be removable. However, your reservoir is still safe and usable after you’ve cleaned it.


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Ideal solution for longer distance kayaking

By BaJo

from Woodinville, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational


  • Easy To Attach
  • Improves Comfort
  • Improves Hydration
  • Improves Kayak Function
  • Reduces Fatigue
  • Rugged


    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Kayak Camping
    • Touring

    Comments about CamelBak Cortez™:

    I bought two of these for my son and I to use on a week long kayak trip around the San Juan Islands in Washington. We have similar setups for our backpacks. On the first day we had others on the trip asking us if we could spare any water, the ability to carry 3 liters each was pretty unique. Since I was able to mount mine to the bungees on deck directly in front of me, I had a constant reminder to hydrate and it was super easy, even while paddling in heavier waves. Stopping to unhook and then unscrew the top on a bottle in inconvenient enough that there is a tendency not to drink as often on long crossings. We did between 6 and 11 miles each day, so that mattered. I rolled once during the trip, but the Cortez stayed with the kayak, no issues. Struggling to suggest any improvement, all I have is that it wasn't that easy to find a good way to store the Cortez in the campsite, I eventually hung it from a short broken tree branch using the top strap. A longer strap for that purpose would be helpful.

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    By Pixie_Waltrip

    from Virginia

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy To Attach


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        Comments about CamelBak Cortez™:

        Love it. I fill it with ice and cold water normal out on the water for about 3hrs every sip is cold. Sometime lazy about emptying after the trip don't do until the next day and the water is still cold love it so much. Definitely getting another for my husband.

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        Great kayaking tool!!

        By Glenn C.

        from Greater Burlington, Vt.

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer


        • Easy To Mount To Kayak
        • Easy To Refill
        • Fittings Work Easily
        • Good Water Flow
        • Large Capacity


          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Kayaking Trips

          Comments about CamelBak Cortez™:

          I like to paddle between the islands on Lake Champlain, which can be 12 - 16 mi., and on hot days, the Cortez Hydration pack is a god send!!
          I would like to have Camelbak do a 6 liter kayak mounted as well.

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