Melissa Doverspike wrote a review of CamelBak Omega HydroTanium Hydration Reservoir on August 30, 2010
I love the CamelBak Octane XCT Hydration Pack. It is extremely light and great to run with. I am very disappointed with the 70 oz. Omega HydroTanium Hydration Reservoir however.
I have only taken it on four runs (20 mile, 19.5 mile, 14 mile) and yesterday my 23 mile run was cut short to 10.5 miles when the bladder started leaking as I began my run and I realized that I would not have enough water to continue. (Extremely frustrating!)
Upon examination at home, when I filled up the reservoir there were small holes in the seam at the top of the reservoir above the Omega mouth opening. While running with the water sloshing around somehow I was able to lose roughly 30 oz. within the first few miles (my back and legs were soaked).
I have the CamelBak Hydration Pack Cleaning Kit. After every use I clean and rinse the reservoir and allow it to air dry on the reservoir dryer. The CamelBak Hydration system is excellent and I absolutely love running with it. I have not been hard on the reservoir and am very frustrated that after only the fourth use it failed me.
The trail marathon I am registered for is in four weeks. This is my only water source for 4+ hours of running. I need to have gear that will not fail me come race day. Do I need to order a Military grade OMEGA® Water Beast Reservoir in order to be able to depend on my water source for my race?