No compromises hydration.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use these for long duration biking trips and for bi-kamping trips. They get loaded up and then stashed in the bottom of a pannier, under a ton of other gear. Notwithstanding that abuse, they have proven to be absolutely reliable, and absolutely perfect. No leaks, no issues. I've used them as camp pillows when full of water, I've used them as ghetto hydration packs when I forgot to bring a Camelbak with, and I've used them for their intended purpose. My only criticism is that when you unscrew the lids, dumping water out is a bit hard to control...and when the lids are on, using the little flip valve to let water out takes a long time...the flow is pretty slow.
Still, the bags are bombproof and work as intended. They're super-easy to clean, and dry very easily as well. Two thumbs up.