KEEPING HYDRATED WHILE HIKING
~ What ~
Made of 600 polyester canvas material with mesh areas and elastic cording, this backpack comes with a 2-liter hydration bladder. Measuring 18 by 10 by 4 inches, the pack also includes access tubing with a twist nozzle, 2 zippered pockets (one holds the bladder with extra room in it), adjustable shoulder straps, buckled chest strap, and a 32 by 16-inch microfiber towel with a drawstring carry bag. No instructions are in its cellophane bag.
~ Why ~
While hiking, it is important to have a source of water. This handy 67.6-ounce backpack is lightweight. I like how it can hold water that can be accessed by slightly moving your head to drink after turning the nozzle. The mesh shoulder straps do not cut into the skin, and the chest strap expands from 25 to 50 inches, ample for children, women, or men. It is helpful there is a Velcro strap keeps the bladder in place.
~ Why Not ~
Some hikers, runners, or walkers may not want to carry any amount of water, but this is a handy self-supportive product, especially for long hikes. Other may not like its length, but the straps help alleviate any pressure on the back or shoulder areas. There are those who may not like the fold over and seal flap on the water bladder as it is a little awkward to close by slipping a plastic bar across it. A few may want a suction-type nozzle and not one that has a valve to turn to access the liquid.
~ Wish ~
Although I have only used it once, I am concerned with the tubing as it had 2 kinks in it (see photo) so may, over time, degrade, collect moisture, or block the flow of water. Adding material and cleaning information would be helpful.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a lightweight but ample amount of water supply to carry in a backpack, this is a viable option.
Thanks to Spider Pro for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.
GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.