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Something that I have always complained about with a lot of these bladders is that the hose was welded onto the bladder and it is just SO hard to dry it thoroughly when that is the case. Or I would yank them off and the seal would never be the same afterwards. I do wish that every bladder would come with a drying rack for itself ... but, I guess my 3D printer will have fun making me one. Good size, strength, and really like the handle and closing positioning compared to some of my older bladders. Much more practical.
Have gone back to CamelBak after years of low cost, low quality replacements and don't regret it. The material is tough and can also be frozen (i do this to avoid getting mold in the bladder), so far the only gripe is that the bladder has a tendency to splash back when filling and the bite valve has no cover. Other than that, brilliant!
Excellent. I held off switching from using bottles to a bladder for many years but glad I finally did it! Beware: You need to make sure it works well with your rucksack though. I have arched rucksacks to keep my back cool. One with a hard arch the other softer. With the softer one I find the bladder fills in the arch so my back gets very sweaty!
I'm having to return it because the leak proof cap is leaking. I'm asking for a replacement and I'm hoping this is just a defective one. The actual reservoir looks really good quality and the water flows through the pipe really well. I tried it out and I was really pleased with it. Then I left it in my vest for about 2 hours and noticed the material on my vest was soaked. After further inspection there seems to be a really slow drip from the cap.
I like to use this when skiing or walking, as I drink a lot of water. It saves me stopping to search for a bottle in my bag every time I want a drink. It holds a good quantity of water for a day on the slopes. I have a small rucksack, which has an opening at the top for the tube, and an elasticated loop on one of the straps to hold the mouthpiece. I can easily use it on the chairlift or if I stop for a moment. I’ve had it for over a year now and I am still very pleased with it. It hasn’t leaked at all for me, but be careful to check that the lid is aligned properly when you screw it on, or leakage may be an issue. The lock on the mouthpiece seems to work well in preventing leaking too.
I bought a camelback cleaning set and cleaning tablets, which make it fairly easy to clean. The water has always tasted fine to me too, I haven’t noticed any weird tastes from the camelbak.
I ordered this assuming it would fit my 2015 Camelbak Rogue carrier to save money. Unfortunately for me it's been completely redesigned wider and with a longer handle that won't fit into the flap. I'm so disappointed as I was looking fwd to going out on a trail today, otherwise it's an improvement in design and function. Now I'm tasked with repackaging it and paying to return it to sender. They need to emphasise this bladder is only designed for the latest Camelbak Rogue carriers which I will also have to order soon!
I bought this to replace my very old Camelbak which eventually split after huge amounts of usage. I'm happy with the new version with the quick release connector. Two things that have changed, or need some getting used to: 1. When you disconnect the pipe, a pipe full of water comes out (because air has entered the vacuum); 2. Tightening up the main bag/ reservoir has become harder than my previous one, which makes leaks inside your bag more likely. Camelbak are still the leader in hydration packs. I've tried using cheaper ones, but it's never worth it. TIP: Only buy the 3L if you really need to - it's an extra kilo of weight to carry around.