Nothing's worse than funky water. Nothing's better than a crystal clear Camelback!
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Your saving grace if you own a bladder.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These tablets are the best way to clean your hydration bladder. Simple to use and quick.
Does the job
These work well at keeping my reservoir fresh; no muss, no fuss.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
An easy way to keep your bladder clean.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Nothings worse than a rank bladder and nothing's better than these at cleaning out the stank. I do find that I need to double the dose on my 3 liter bag.
easy to use
quite frankly, i'm impressed i even cleaned my camelbak, but it paid off because now my water does not taste like three years of funk.
These are simple to use and work reasonably well. There are other cheaper solutions out there.
Clean your Bak
I love CamelBak products but their cleaning products are expensive gimmicks. If you rinse your bladder out right when you get home with a common product you may already have in your home, denture cleaner, mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide, a little bleach, baking soda, etc. to kill any bacteria and store it in freezer you should have no issues. My favorite is 3-4 denture tablets over night, rinse, roll the bladder and store in a freezer bag to prevent the freezer burn taste. Now get outside!
Are these really necessary?
Although I've never used this product I question its usefulness. There are definitely less expensive alternatives that do the same job. I mix ¼ cup of Listerine (any mouthwash will do) with ¾ cup of water and shake it up in the bladder. They I draw the fluid from the mouthpiece to clean out the tube and mouthpiece. The next step is to drain any remaining fluid from the bladder but DO NOT rinse out any residual mixture. You can do that right before you use the bladder the next time. Store the bladder in the refrigerator until next use. Ive been doing this for years and have never had a mold issue. Plus, if you forget to rinse all the fluid before you use it next, your breath will be minty fresh! ;-).
These work but are very pricey. I have found that using denture cleaning tablets work just as well and are much cheaper. Just make sure to buy the non-flavored tabs or your water will taste like mint.
They work great, but cleaning your camelbak is way-too close to doing dishes.
Not enjoyable, but a necessity of life.
The tabs work great to get the black mold out if it's been sitting for a while.
These are useful to clean the difficult to reach places in water bladders and narrow mouth bottles, but the first couple of times after the cleaning you can taste the chemicals. I try to rinse it a few times before use, but it seems I can never get rid of it all.
these clean well
Clean as a Vhisle
I would suggest these and buying the cleaning kit that BC sells...I left a review that product page for other items to use to clean the bladders
What A Scam!
A couple drops of bleach to clean OR clean with baking soda does the same thing!
And chances are you already have that in bulk form at home!
Expensive but good
This product works great, even if you have growth in the bladder(its college it happens)Somewhat expensive for what it is but still a good product and cleans up any bladder with ease.
As Important as the water in your reservoir
This product is a must-have along with the Camelbak brush and reservoir drying hook accessories. Super easy to use and, the results are outstanding. Seems to work with all reservoir brands. Cheers.
Well I think this is a good product. I don't carry baking soda and purifying tablets with me, because I use a water filter pump. Actually, I use my Camelbak at work, because I'm a cashier and I can't get away from my checkstand to get a drink of water. I hide the FlashFlo under my apron and clip the tube to my shirt under my apron. Since I use mine so often (every day), I love these tablets to be able to clean the bladder as frequently as I need. Thanks!
duplication of existing gear?
A prepackaged cleaning solution is great. I just want to point out that the two major ingredients in the cleaning tablets are Sodium Bicarbonate and Chlorine Dioxide, something you may already be carrying in your pack in other forms.
For the weight conscious hiker, baking soda, often used as a toothpaste substitute, also goes by it's chemical compound name, Sodium Bicarbonate.
For those purifying their water with Aquamira tablets or solution, you are using a branded chemical compound, chlorine dioxide. Just as Arm and Hammer brands sodium bicarbonate, so to McNett Aquamira brands chlorine dioxide.
A brief rinse with these two chemicals would presumably accomplish the same feat. I have had great luck just rinsing with baking soda.
Easy to use, doesn't take long, gets rid of that "rubbery" taste that you can get from the bladder. Definitely worth it if you would like a clean bladder!
Keep you Reservoir Clean!
These are as easy as drop one into your res, and let it fizz, use the cleaning brush and rinse. You will notice right away the water tastes better and you will know it is clean.