Post subject: Hydration bladder holsters: Who's the best?
Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:48 am
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:10 pm Posts: 1414 Location: UT
Having read through most of the pack/hydration posts and I couldn't find what I'm looking for.
What I'm specifically looking for is some sort of hook at the top of the bladder sleeve (i.e. camelbak), Or a snug sleeve so the bladder doesn't slump, slosh, kink, or bounce around.
Packs that have other features I'm looking for are the latest BD and BCA, so they are the ones that interest me most in how they handle bladders. Of course if anyone is using the camelbak snow sports packs I'd like you opinion on there appeal for things like board carry, bc tool storage, etc..
Thanks in advance for your insights.
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Post subject: Re: Hydration bladder holsters: Who's the best?
Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:18 pm
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:00 pm Posts: 293 Location: Northern CA
I know you said you were looking at specifically BD & BCA for packs. However, I may encourage you to check out Deuter as well. Deuter is the #2 brand in hydration and they incorperate their bladder attachment system into most of their packs. Deuter uses Source brand bladders that have a slot on the closure sleeve...http://www.deuterusa.com/products/produ ... ccessories The slot is for hanging the bladder from a velcro tab on the top, inside of their packs. Their packs also combine this feature with a tensioned sleeve on the inside. This allows the bladder to behave exactly how you want it... no slump, slosh, kink or bounce!
Here's the three Deuter packs that I'd recommend. I'm going to use the Cruise30 this season, but I like the board harness better on the EH Edge & Freerider. Note: the Cruise30 can carry a board.