Each FREEMOVE Water Bladder Includes Additional REPLACEMENT SEALS:
I LOVE IT!!!! It's light weight and holds EVERYTHING!!! I used it for a recent spartan race and was super pleased.
My family and I finally used our hydration backpacks, all 5 of them arrived in perfect condition. We went on a hike and we enjoyed using our packs for the first time. The Packs didn't feel heavy (on this hike), the shoulder straps were very comfortable and we liked very much both options for the outlet for the water (we have a lefty in the family). I like the quality, features and benefits of the pack, we are impressed. The size we ordered were perfect for all of us, including for our 9 year old - the pack is not too small like others and not too big for her. We live on a tropical island so it’s not much what we have to carry but will update my review after we return from a longer hike with a different climate, where more needs to be packed.
I absolutely LOVE this product. The insulated sleeve is especially nice since most hydration packs don't come with one. I've used this on biking trips and for hiking and loved having water (hands-free) on my back. .. no more having to carry empty water bottles until you finish your hiking trail or bike trip. This kept my water cold until the last drop. I had a slight issue with mine at first, but the company was quick to fix it. (Good customer service goes a long way with me).
After my old backpack broke I knew I wanted something with some insulation qualities for my daily mountain bike rides. Secondly I wanted something very light. The FREEMOVE has satisfied both. The insulating qualities are effective for a 2 hour ride and keep the contents well below ambient temps into the 90's. I have yet to actually use the bladder (I used a bottle inserted into the insulation pocket) so I can't comment yet on it's user friendliness. I suspect it will keep the contents especially cool, especially when ice is added. Also, I can transfer the insulation bag to larger backpacks for other uses. FWIW. Hoping that someday someone will design a smartphone holder on a backpack that is easily accessible when riding. So far as I know, all backpacks must be removed to access the phone. This is usually inconvenient when riding especially when receiving texts.
I took this backup to Ultra and it survived the true test. It was comfortable in the miami heat, the additional pockets made it easy for me to hold multiple items (wallet, powerpack, go pro, extra batteries), and the hose itself was easy for me to get water out of. I would highly recommend this.
On first opening the package, I was impressed. The backpack had a lot of room. The bladder itself seemed to be well made, and I also liked the fact that an insulation pouch was included. The bladder hose was also insulated as well. From the look of things, the backpack is made to keep things cold. This is especially important to me, because when summer comes, it gets really hot and humid. I have ran with the backpack once, and I am pleased to say that it did not feel bulky. The backpack stayed in place, and did not shift around a lot. Overall I am impressed, as to wheather the backpack will last, only time will tell. My only complaint is that upon first use, the water had a plastic taste, but that is an easy fix.
This was my first hydration pack, upon receiving it I was very pleased. After using it I was even more pleased. This thing is awesome!!! The cooler bag kept my water nice and cold for almost two hours in which I drank it all so I'm sure it would have lasted even longer. I would definitely recommend this to anyone for any outdoor activity. The only think I didn't like was wearing the stomach strap while mountain biking but that is a product problem it is just a personal preference. On the product side of that con I was able to tighten the straps with it off of me to the point of being flush with the bag which was perfect.
I would rate five stars solely based on FREEMOVE's customer service. I had a couple questions about how to clean the bladder and they responded within a day thoroughly addressing all of my questions. After cleaning the hydration bladder based on their response, I tested the product for any leaks and it held up perfectly. The water is tasteless, although it took me a couple washes to remove the plastic smell and taste. The bag is a huge upgrade from what I previously had. There's still plenty of room left even with the hydration bladder full. The zipper's are smooth. One of my zipper pulls broke off when it arrived but it wasn't that big of a deal. This is definitely a quality product, and for $30 a damn good deal.