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Keebler 10-04-2012 11:54 AM

Cutting a camelbak tube
 
I've never cut one before. Mines a bit too long for my taste. Has anyone ever cut one before? Any tips?

Chooie 10-04-2012 12:01 PM

You might want to slice lengthwise down the tube where the mouthpiece barb is in order to get it off without stretching the tube. If you stretch the tubing too hard, it will deform and be useless. Use a sharp razor blade to cut clean through, and you should be able to reinsert the mouthpiece into the newly cut tube.

Keebler 10-04-2012 12:34 PM

Just like that? Not too bad sounding

Schmitti 10-04-2012 12:43 PM

Yes, it's rubber tubing.. I don't think they've gone to silicon tubing, but the method would be the same. I would recommend cutting through the tubing at the base of the mouthpiece/sipper to remove it, then cut length wise along the barbs to remove the tube. This way you don't accidentally cut too far along the hose while the mouthpiece is still mounted.

Then wear the reservoir and see what length would work best. Keep a piece of electrical tape or sharpie marker handy so you can mark where you want the mouth piece to be, cute the hose (you can even use kitchen shears) and reinsert the mouthpiece.

It really is that easy.

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Keebler 10-04-2012 01:01 PM

Well thank you very much all

Oksoldier20 10-04-2012 02:39 PM

Make sure you leave a little length in case you route it through a shoulder strap, or any other gear.

wrongbloke 10-04-2012 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oksoldier20 (Post 2494506)
Make sure you leave a little length in case you route it through a shoulder strap, or any other gear.

^this

Keebler 10-04-2012 03:00 PM

Yeah i plan to so I will


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