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Old October 28th, 2016, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default Camelback and backpain

I have ongoing back pain just like greater than 90% of all adults. My back was really sore a few days ago but I forced myself to go and... no pain (again) while skating, it was actually better. So today I used my camelback classic (it's old, kind of a skinny backpack) and I had quite a bit of pain. I was carrying more water than I needed. I usually carry a water bottle in a cycle jersey pocket but I have impinged shoulders and it's been difficult to put my hands behind my back. Has anyone experienced back pain from a camelback style hydration pack.
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Old October 28th, 2016, 01:18 PM   #2
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I have definitely also noticed more pain when using a camelbak than when skating without. For me, it's more in the upper shoulders, but hits lower back for me as well.

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Old October 28th, 2016, 03:00 PM   #3
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I've been using the same bottle holder for about 25 years. I hold a single 1 liter water bottle that I only fill half way. When the bottle gets a bit skunky I pitch it and buy another. I wash the holder every year or when I see the EPA looking at it funny.
Today, if you look to buy something this simple you wont find it. Every holder has pockets, wifi connector, straps, and you name it. They have to get their $25-$30 somehow.

I'd say pitch the camel.
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Old October 28th, 2016, 06:51 PM   #4
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I often have a small messenger bag, single strap, that holds a standard small water bottle. I also carry minor medical supplies to deal with foot issues or falls, plus a 4mm wrench. It has a couple pockets, in which I'll put in a small water bottle (phone in another.) I also hang a golf towel from it, 'cause I sweat a lot.

If I don't have my bag I just carry a disposable water bottle. I've done 14 miles just carrying the bottle and been perfectly fine. And, if it does bother me that much, I can throw it away on the trip.
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Old October 28th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #5
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Life is funny, I didn't say a word about my back hurting and last night my wife came home with two plastic insulated 24oz Polar bottles she saw at tjmax. They have a little plastic ring at the top so you can hang it off of one finger. Have not tried skating with one behind my back but I think it may work, $7, not bad at all, might be worth hitting you local tjmax. The hold ring is small enough that you can still put it in a jersey pocket.
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