You better keep an eye on things at camp. These brazen squirrels could eat the tent or something.
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Worth the money
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
I bought this as a gift for my girlfriends Camelbak who i just got into hiking and so far it seams to work great so great that it seams to have a problem turning off it is supposed to have a sleep timer on it that takes effect after 24 hours of no use i cant seam to get it to turn off so i have been just popping the battery out when its not being used since it is very easy to set up. She enjoys it very much and finds its very easy to use with out her even reading the instructions.
It's not the most amazing thing out there but its $29.95 and sometimes you can find it even cheaper then that for the money its a very cool add on.
When it comes to fluid intake Im not a camel. I require water, and plenty of it, especially in warm weather. On long, multi-hour runs a hydration pack is my gear of choice. I have several to choose from with bladder capacities ranging from 60-100 ounces. The only problem with using a hydration pack is that its difficult to monitor your fluid intake without stopping, taking off the pack and checking the bladder to see how much fluid is remaining. This isnt really a convenient method so you can imagine my delight when I discovered the CamelBak Flow Meter.
The flow meter displays the amount of fluid consumed, the amount remaining in the bladder, estimates how long the remaining fluid will last based on your current consumption rate and a few other bits of information. I thought this would be a great addition to my gear collection last year when I stared my exploration on the Bay Circuit Trail where I would spend up to eight hours on my feet on some days.
Unfortunately, the meter doesnt work! I tried it several times but it never displayed how many ounces I drank. The impeller in the valve appears to be spinning but it just doesnt record any information. I have read other reviews for this product and most of those reported that when it worked, it was highly inaccurate. I think CamelBak makes very good gear but this is one concept that looks good on paper but doesnt work in the field.
Based on my experience, I do not recommend this product.