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Nalgene CXC Rapid fill 3 liter bladder

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Keith Selbo
( herman666 - M )

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Northern Virginia
Nalgene CXC Rapid fill 3 liter bladder on 06/23/2009 09:36:09 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

The dummies didn't make the cap the same size as it is on their wide mouthed jars (a defacto standard) so certain screw on filter adapters don't fit. Otherwise, a nice product. I like the snap on drinking tube that lets me leave the tube in the pack while I refill the bladder, and absence of any taste imparted to the water. I bought an extra fitting so I can snap on my filter output tube for refilling.

The fill opening is actually so big I can get my hand inside with a paper towel to dry it out. (Ok, maybe they're not dummies).

This bladder got some bad reviews because the coupling at the bag would leak. I checked with Nalgene before I bought. They said they fixed the problem by changing the o-ring. I haven't had any leaks. This bladder comes with a magnetic clasp that goes on the pack strap. It holds the mouthpiece and keeps it from flopping around. I thought it silly at first, but it proved to be a nice little convenience that minimizes fumbling both when retrieving the mouthpiece for a drink and when replacing it. Water will freeze in the exposed portion of the tube. Somebody advised blowing to clear the tube when it's below freezing. That works.

Edited by herman666 on 11/18/2009 11:20:55 MST.

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