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Joel Benford
(Morte66) - M

Locale: Surrey flatlands, England
Hydration bladder hose taste on 04/28/2013 11:20:17 MDT Print View

It seems the previaling opinion on hydration bladders with hoses on BPL is "don't use them". However, please imagine for a moment that you've been gifted a 1.8 litre Platypus and must be seen to use it at least a few times. How do you get the the plasticky taste out of the hose?

Christopher Kuzak
getting rid of taste on 04/29/2013 00:24:10 MDT Print View

Drink out of it. After a while it either goes away or you get used to it.

Bogs and Bergs
(Islandized) - F

Locale: Newfoundland
Hydration bladder hose taste on 04/29/2013 03:59:58 MDT Print View

Try diluted white vinegar, pushed into the hose and left for a bit before rinsing with clean water.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Hydration bladder hose taste on 04/29/2013 04:30:03 MDT Print View

Are you sure its the hose? In my experience, the taste comes from the bladder itself.

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Use resolves it on 04/29/2013 07:15:14 MDT Print View

Use, or a load of warm water with baking soda or a little lemon juice in it, will resolve that PDQ. After a water bladder's been used a few times, you won't taste anything from the food-grade plastics involved.

I don't use bladders in my backpack, but have been using Camelbaks since 1990, in many forms, brands and locations. You've got a reliable product design there.

Corbin Camp

Locale: Southeast
It goes away on 04/29/2013 15:21:56 MDT Print View

I actually prefer a bladder. The first swig is bad but I don't notice it after that.