Weakening demand from the U.S. military has reduced sales of Camelbak gloves, but the company still managed to lift its sales by 1.2 percent to about $44.3 million in the second quarter, due to stronger sales of bottles and hydration systems. Sales were stimulated by demand for the “Antidote” hydration systems introduced in 2011, the addition of new bottles and a broader customer base for existing products. Due to the decline in glove sales, the share of hydration systems and bottles in Camelbak’s turnover increased to 83 percent for the quarter, compared with 75 percent for the same quarter in 2011. On the other hand, the share of international sales shrank to 15 percent, down from 20 percent for the same quarter last year. The decline in sales of gloves, which carry a relatively low margin, triggered a jump in Camelbak’s quarterly gross profit margin, up by 8 percentage points to 47.3 percent. Camelbak’s income from operations reached $8.9 million, an increase of $2.2 million. The results were published as part of the quarterly report by Compass Diversified Holdings (Codi), which acquired Camelbak last year and owns several other specialty brands.