ricobinerwrote a review of CamelBak Antidote Reservoir on June 11, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been using Camelbak reservoirs on and off for the past 6-7 years. They are always great ideas in theory -- superlight, collapsible, accessible, but something always seems to go wrong. My last camelbak started leaking and got real moldy and eventually had to throw it out after just a year of service, and I decided not to buy one again for the next 3 years. I got this one, seeing all the good reviews, and when it arrived, was amazed at all the innovations Camelbak had put into place in this base model -- easily removable hose making cleaning easy; a built-in stand to improve air drying.
But somehow, less than a week into service, it was leaking! I found a tiny nick in the reservoir bag near the hard plastic ring; and despite my efforts with duct tape to seal it up during the remainder of a 3-week long climbing/backpacking trip, it still kept leaking. I kept the bag in its rightful little reservoir pouch in my backpack the entire time, so I'm not really sure what happened. I'm willing to try again with this; but I just can't seem to get one.