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Not a good product

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First let me say, I love Osprey's packs. But this product is terrible. I've owned 3 and they all began leaking in the same spot, near the bottom at the seam. I started the AT last March 2012 with a brand new one (my third and last)and 9 days in near Franklin, NC it began leaking. I replaced in Nanthala, NC with a 2L Platypus and it lasted the rest of the trip with no problems. Furthermore, my dad, who was with me thru-hiking had the same issue with his, albeit his lasted until Hot Springs, NC. Also, 2 other thru-hikers we met had issues with leaking and had theirs in trash bags in their pack. They, too, replaced with a Platypus brand reservoir. The Platypus was the most widely used reservoir on the trail in 2012 and only one person I know of had an issue with the outside of his Platy delaminating and it subsequently sprung a leak, but he had had his for a few years. So between my 3 leaking Osprey reservoirs, my fathers 1 and two other AT hikers in Hot Springs, NC, that's 6 leaking Osprey reservoirs. I would not buy this product again and NOT recommend to others. Great packs! I will never not own an Osprey pack, but the reservoir is garbage!