ABU Motherlode By Camelbak

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ABU Motherlode By Camelbak
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Specs & Description

Includes the 100 oz (3 L) Mil Spec Antidote™ Long Reservoir with Quick Link™ Exit Port

Meets US Military standards for Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR)

Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 13.5 in

  • Hydration Capacity: 100 oz / 3 L
  • Total Capacity: 2441 cu. In / 40 L
  • Weight: 4.8 lbs / 2.2 kg


  • 500D Cordura® Fabric Front panel, gussets and shoulder harness front side
  • 420D High Density Nylon on shoulder harness back side, padded waist belt and back panel
  • 10 mm EVA foam shoulder harness, waist belt
  • 5 mm PE foam for hydration compartment


More than just a reservoir, the Mil Spec Antidote™ Reservoir redefines the ultimate delivery system for an operator’s water supply and provides maximum adaptability for changing missions or combat environments. Includes our Quick Link™ Exit Port and QL HydroLock™ Bite Valve Adapter: tube clicks off for faster refilling with auto shut-off; new Fillport: industry’s largest opening with air-light ¼ turn open/close for quick, secure seal that can’t be over-tightened; lighter-weight, lower-profile design.


Side-release buckles for quick release from shoulder harness, compression straps and waist belt, Zippered back panel access makes loading a full reservoir easy, Air Director™ Back Panel provides superior ventilation, Glasses, goggles and NVG pocket with external access, Multiple drink tube exit ports—for routing drink tube over the shoulder or under an arm, MOLLE attachment system integrated to bottom of boot, Lightweight, durable 500D Cordura® Fabric

The ABU Camelbak Motherlode truly is the Mother of All Bags! You can pack this bag to the brim without your shoulders taking a beating! One reviewer could fit a couple hundred rounds of ammunition, medical supplies, and changes of clothes easily! Adaptable to any activity, this is the perfect pack for deployments, field exercises, or hiking. Interior dividers on this bag keep you organized and ready for anything. Even fully packed, the fill port on the hydration bladder can still be accessed to refill your water! When you don’t require the hydration bladder, the compartment safely and easily can store a laptop.

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Level Up Your Daily Hydration With the ABU Motherlode From Camelbak

Stay hydrated with the three-liter hydration bladder inside the Motherlode from Camelbak. Take advantage of the integrated D-rings and webbing loops to improve your tube management so you can stay hydrated without the hassle. Make the most of the other unique benefits of the Motherlode, such as:

  • Superior construction: The Motherlode is constructed using 500D Codura, which is one of the strongest materials available on the market. You can benefit from unrivaled durability that keeps your belongings protected, no matter where life takes you.
  • Plentiful storage: The ABU Motherlode has a total cargo capacity of 37 liters so you can carry your daily essentials without burdening your hands. You’ll also find MOLLE webbing where you can attach additional pouches, gear, or accessories for your operations.
  • Comfortable fit: You can use the integrated sternum straps, waist belt, and padded shoulder straps to achieve the optimal fit that prioritizes comfort. Reduce strain and stay secure on your next mission.

Stay on Top of Your Water Intake Anywhere You Go

Use the Motherload on your next mission or leisure trip to stay hydrated. You’ll have everything you need strapped securely to your back. Free up your hands so you can stay in the moment, whether you need to focus or want to enjoy the scenery.

The Motherlode should be your go-to companion when focusing on hydration. Take it with you when you go to work, sporting events, outdoor festivals, and other activities where you may encounter the elements.

Consider More of Camelbak for More Storage Options

The Motherlode is an excellent hydration option, but you may not need all the storage space. Or maybe you need more. Camelbak has different options that use the same three-liter hydration bladder but different space configurations.

Choose the Camelbak BFM for 47 liters of cargo storage for overnight stays, or consider the Camelbak AMBUSH for six liters of space and a lightweight design.

Reviews (3)
  • 5

    Posted by Paul Jackson on Feb 27th 2014

    I've used the Camelbak Motherlode for the past 6 years and it's been fantastic! Love the storage capacity. It’s been on 2 deployments with me (OIF 08-09; OEF 11-12) and now it’s a perfect pack for overnight hunts and field problems!

  • 5
    Outstanding Bag

    Posted by SSgt Sarah Schultz on Jul 24th 2013

    Purchased for a deployment a couple years ago. This pack has room for days. I have used it to add weight to runs, and as a PT Bag (I put my uniform items, and two days of PT gear in the back, all of my shower items in the front, and still fill the camel pak) and still have room. I should also mention this pack is rugged. I am particularly rough on luggage and daily packs...and through three pcses and five moves, this thing still holds up like it is band new. GREAT PRODUCT!!!

  • 5
    Excellent all around bag

    Posted by SPC Tanner Gilbertson on Mar 6th 2013

    I bought this item in A.I.T. And I still have this bag. It is big and it held 800 M249 rounds and my medic bag perfectly, while holding water. I love this bag. 5/5