This is an awesome hydration pack, it has never failed or tasted bad even when it was new. The man that invented the mouth piece system is a genious. There are two drawbacks about this camelbak, one is that there are no pockets or MOLLE attachments on the exterior portion of the bag to attach things to. Also is that the bladder cannot be removed from the bag to clean, and if it does come out it must be very difficult.
Hydrate or die
This Hydration system does the job, and does it well. very easy to clean out and keeps you alive and well. very sturdy construction, the material wont go ripping on you or coming undone anytime soon. i highly recommend this hydration system if you need one, its compatibility with any sort of mounting system is near perfect, this product was made to deliver.
It is no fun to work outside in 100 degree weather with 30-40 percent humidity. You have to be dressed cool and drink all the time. This solves the drinking issue. Drop it in the freezer with a little bit of water in it overnight, fill it up in the morning, go to work. You have ice cold water for hours. Easy to clean, easy to use. Great piece of gear.
Great source of hydration.
Recently purchased this Camelbak in Multicam, Great source of hydration, cinches up tight so you can take the system on a run, only downside is that it is kinda a pain to remove the resivouir from the system and a pain to gey it back in. One thing I also think is great feature is the fact that the Cordura housing is water repellant and does not retain water, and dries very quickly. Will be purchasing another very soon
I've had one of these for three years. It's held up great to my abuse. I've put numerous liquids through it from soda to pop to spirits and the bladder has held up remarkably! I've even forgotten pop/juice/water in it for months, come back, cleaned it out, and used it the same day with no problem. My only issue was that the hose line leaked at the nozzle but I fixed this with some electricians tape. That was last year and I haven't had a problem yet. Also, the D rings are great for attaching gear to. I used a Phenix gear butt pack with two one quart canteens strapped to its sides without issue. I highly reccomend this product for anyone and everyone!
This is a great, high quality piece of gear that can carry enough water to get you through the day. 100 percent recommended! Great value for the price!
This is a great pack that I use for hiking, camping, even during a long drive, or anytime that I don't have access to my fridge. If you load it with ice and water the water will stay cold for a LONG TIME, very nice on a 90 degree 90 percent humidity day. Even though it doesn't advertise and storage space there's enough room for me to sneak a sandwich and a basic first aid kit in for a one day hike. The front straps make a great place to attach a GPS pouch, flashlight sheath, or other belt pouch. The only thing I've never tried is the MOLLE/PALS vest attachment points. A great pack for geocaching, hiking, camping, walking, driving, and being thirsty.