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dave p
(hipass) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
HYDRATION WATER/BLADDERS...SUGGESTIONS? on 07/03/2013 01:34:31 MDT Print View

I normally just use a nalgene bottle and a 2liter platypus water bag(no bite valve) but i want to try one out for my new pack.I dont wannt bigger than 2.5 liters.Any ideas for cheap and light?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: HYDRATION WATER/BLADDERS...SUGGESTIONS? on 07/03/2013 03:39:15 MDT Print View


Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Re: HYDRATION WATER/BLADDERS...SUGGESTIONS? on 07/03/2013 05:44:22 MDT Print View

The brand escapes me at the moment, but the style of bladders used in my salomon running packs are excellent. They use a fold over top with a slider/clip thing to keep them closed. This is great because it allows the bladder to be opened completely which is handy for a ton of reasons: fast filling, easy filling from shallow pools, easy cleaning, steripen use, and mixing in Gatorade powder etc. the other end uses a valve that is opened via the male nozzle on a drinking hose, which I also like.

It's probably not the lightest system out there, but for me the functionality is worth more than the few gram weight penalty.

Edit: check out SOURCE water bladders. I think that's one of the brands.

Edited by 7sport on 07/03/2013 05:46:12 MDT.