Hydropack

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  1. Spudzie

    Spudzie Monkey

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    Ok i'm looking to buy a new Hydropack for this year.
    an since there are so many to choice from i'm asking my fellow monkeys on what do ya'll like.

    Here is what i need/want

    ~atleast a 70 oz bladder
    ~nother tiny as i tend to haul alotta gear
    ~dont want to spend over $80
    ~color aint inportant....well as long as it aint pink or purple

    any help is welcomed
     
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  2. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    There are about 12 thousand models that fit that description. I have good luck with the MULE from camelback, but find that on all dayers, sometimes (rarely) I want more room. They can be had for less than $80 frequently online.
     
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  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Camelpak MULE
     
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  4. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Hydrapak Glacier.
     
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  5. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Hydrapak's bladder system sucks pinkshirtphoto's goat's balls...

    stick to Camelpak
     
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  6. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    IMO Camelbak is horribly inconvenient to fill. That twist off nozzle is so irritating. Hydrapaks are much simpler as they fold and velcro. I think the new one has more of a zip seal. I have used the Glacier for over a year and haven't had a problem with it.
     
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  7. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Yeah, it may take an extra 2.465 seconds to undo the screw bladder lid but at least it will hold water without leaking unlike a Hydracrap unless you spend 20 minutes sealing and folding it just so...
     
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  8. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    20 minutes to fold something over twice? Remember, we drink martinis after we ride.
     
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  9. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Hydrapack = walmart crap
     
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  10. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    Anyone like Dakine? Their bladder was leakier than a church lady.
     
  11. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    worse than walmart.... Bud's Discount City maybe..
     
  12. jcook90

    jcook90 Turbo Monkey

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    Dakine Nomad pack. 100oz bladder, disconnectable hose which makes for easy filling, comfortable, holds tools/extra gloves/clothes.

    edit: costs a little more. Haven't actually had any trouble with leakage though, except the seal on my old one fell off so it leaked, fixed it with some rubber bands for braces
     
  13. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    I like my Dakine and have had no problems, the screw caps on camelbaks get to tight but I have two of them and use them as much as the Nomad.

    I like them all but each has a different use for me.
     
  14. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I have a Camelpak Trailblazer and a NorthFace Hammerhead that I won after some races last year that I've never used. I use my circa 2001 MULE all the time.

    The Trailblazer and Hammerhead are just too big for day rides
     
  15. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I like my dakine when i bring DH pads with me. that pack holds everything and i have never had any leakage. I tend to use my MULE for everything else.. plenty of storage. and you can find last years model at less than half price if you wish
     
  16. Spudzie

    Spudzie Monkey

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    If it helps any i was gonna use my old bladders from my old pack i'm jus looking for a good pack, any suggestions
     
  17. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Oh well in that case, Camelback MULE.
     
  18. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I've got a Mule and a Nalgene pack of some sort. The Nalgene bladder system is awesome- the hose disconects from the rest of the bladder, so you can fill it without having the entire pack trailing around all over the place. And the valve there actually works, so it dosn't leak, even when the hose is disconected. The Nalgene also has better chest and waist straps, is more comfortable, and is just plain better. The Mule gets more use though, because the Nalgene is f'ing huge. It's a great super long ride/ trail work/ I want to carry extra clothes sort of ride pack though. When the Mule dies, it will be replaced by a similarly sized Nalgene.
     
  19. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Either the Mule or the Hawg. Both hold alot, both are colapsable. Hawg hold 100 ox though.