INVISTA’s CORDURA® Fabric Featured in New CamelBak® Linchpin(TM) Tactical Hydration Pack

Series Incorporates Exceptionally Durable 500D CORDURA® Classic Fabric for Light Weight Versatility.

Wichita, KS, October 02, 2010 --( INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has once again teamed with CamelBak®, the originator and a world leader in hands-free hydration systems, to produce an exceptionally light weight yet highly versatile hydration pack for all-day excursions. The Linchpin™ tactical hydration pack, the newest addition to the CamelBak® Maximum® Gear line, is a fully integrated hydration system featuring all the key elements that both CamelBak® and CORDURA® fabric are known for.

Featuring 500D CORDURA® Classic fabric, war fighters using the Linchpin™ hydration pack have a lightened load while still carrying the same amount of gear. The 500D CORDURA® Classic fabric has a tighter weave and is 35 percent lighter (per square yard) than standard 1000D CORDURA® Classic fabric, making this an extremely durable yet versatile tactical pack for carrying ammunition, cargo and hydration.

“Known for its lighter weight solution combined with renowned CORDURA® brand durability, 500D CORDURA® Classic fabric provides the reliability and high quality performance that the infantry soldier needs for focusing on all-day missions,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “We are truly honored that the Linchpin™ pack, the latest in CamelBak® hydration innovation, turned to CORDURA® brand fabric for cutting edge performance where durability truly counts.”

The Linchpin™ features multiple external and side pockets designed to carry up to three M16 magazines each, a glasses or goggle pocket, compressible overflow storage, an outer flat map pocket, and an internal organization pocket. Other features include underarm tube routing, dual antenna ports, top grab handle and a hook-and-loop panel for the hassle-free removal of nametags and unit badges.

Along with a separate insulated hydration compartment, the Linchpin™ features the Futura Harness by Mystery Ranch that allows the user to custom fit the pack to their specific torso height. The pack measures 19.5-by-18-by-14.5 inches, holds a 3-liter reservoir and comes in three colors: army universal camo, coyote or MultiCam®.

The Linchpin™ was released May 2010 and is available on GSA contract GS07F-9727H, at Exchanges and all usual CamelBak Maximum® Gear distribution outlets.

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About CamelBak®
Founded in 1989, CamelBak invented the hands-free hydration category and is the global leader in personal hydration gear. With a mission to continuously reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform, CamelBak offers a complete line of technical hydration packs, reusable BPA-free water bottles and performance hydration accessories for outdoor sports, military, travel and a healthy lifestyle.

With headquarters in Petaluma, CA, a wholly-owned and operated reservoir manufacturing facility in Mexico and distribution in San Diego, CA, CamelBak designs, tests and engineers its products to perform and last a lifetime. CamelBak is privately held, with products available in 50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 800.767.8725.

About CORDURA® brand
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We’ll Keep Making Durable Fabrics™. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses. To distinguish the CORDURA® brand, the word “CORDURA®” must be spelled out in all caps in and used with an ®, and it must be followed by the word “brand” or “fabric.”

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