I have been very happy with this hydration pack. It is lightweight and comfortable. I used it while hiking on vacation in Utah (desert area and very dry) and it was perfect. If you fill the bladder early and put it in the freezer for an hour or so before setting out, the water will stay cold for many hours.
I used this hydration pack for a 10k race and it worked well as I did not have to stop for water and kept running to make my goal time at finish line.
Bought this product for wear under an inflatable suit for a convention. Insulated pouch inside held ice cold water and kept it cold. As an added bonus, it helped keep me cool inside the suit!
We got this for xmas, my girlfriend and I. We didn't have occasion to use it til the other week. Upon filling the water pouch for a second use we noticed a leak. So we used this thing ONE TIME for a very light non-intensive hike and the thing got a hole in it. ONE TIME. 20 bucks down the drain. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. Spring for a band-name. This is a garbage item.
Hiked Angel's Landing in Zion National Park and this backpack was just a life saver!! Its super light weight and the water pack holds a lot of water, I still had a lot left over after the hike. The backpack doesn't fit much else but I only needed extra room for my glasses and chapstick so it wasn't an issue for me. I highly recommend this backpack!
Wife and I love them. Unscrew the hoses blow them out leave both ends open so air flows through. Bladders are easy to wipe out with paper towel ans a sponge.
Pro: I like that you drink from the tube by pulling it it vs having to bite down. Con: During a run I have to constantly push the drinking tube back into the pack, but it doesn’t slide out too far to make this a bad purchase. For the price, it’s still a good buy!
I have a big chest for a guy. I have to tighten the shoulders down all the way and the pack is still slightly looser than I'd like. The straps are also too close. The bottom strap creeps up as I run until both straps are about 3 inches apart. So I have a strap 1.5 inches above my nipples and 1.5 inches below my nipples. So I just use the bottom strap and tuck the top one.