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If your old hydration reservoir more closely resembles a biology experiment than something you'd want to drink from, it's probably time to upgrade to the DAKINE Replacement Reservoir. The wide-mouth opening and Quick Disconnect hose make filling and cleaning a cinch.
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My search is over.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've tried a few different brand never to be completely content . . . until now. I did some research and this is the one I settled on. One of the things that sold me was the fact that you can flip it inside-out to clean it. I also like the fact that you can take off the hose while its full and it doesn't leak. I tried using the baffle and just found it to be a pain so I flipped the bladder inside-out and just took some scissors and cut the baffle strips off. That made it even easier to flip inside-out. So now after a ride, I flip it inside-out clean it with soap and water and hang it to dry ready to be used again. I never have to worry about not getting all the water out and having it get yucky or moldy inside.
Needed 3 liters
I have the 2 liter one and ran out of water the other day so I'm buying the 3 liter. I usually purchase 1 or 2 of these per year to keep them fresh.
Does what it does
Its a good little hydro bladder. Dont really like the baffle that keeps it so you cant reverse it but I just cut it off. If you like to keep a tight little shape and not worried about turning it inside out for cleaning then this is perfect. The hose and bite valve flow very little but not too annoying. Overall a good value.
Great bladder with one weakness
Great bladder, has not leaked on me so far.
The detachable hose feature is very handy.
Only thing I hate is the bite valve, it is too stiff to turn between on and off, which gets 10x harder if its freezing cold and requires you to take gloves off.
I took it off and replaced it with a camelbak replacement bite valve which is great and there's more water flow
I bought this to replace my bladder that I left in the car for a little too long. I really love how the top on this opens up completely so you can wash it out fill it up much easier then the traditional screw top bladders.
Is this product manufactured by Hydrapak?...
Is this product manufactured by Hydrapak? Thanks!
Yes. Hydrapak makes the bladders for Dakine's packs.
Easy to Use Water Bladder
If you are in the market to replace your gross reservoir, you might have some questions for your would-be replacement:
Does it hold water? Yes.
Is it easy to fill? Yes.
Is the bite valve pleasant to drink from? Yes.
Do rainbow colored unicorns burst forth to wage war against flaming gerbils every time I open it? No.
Everything you need from your water reservoir, and no supernatural creature problems. What more could you ask for?