Klim Hydrapak Reservoir
The hydration bladder while can hold upto 3liters it can be uncomfortable to wear unless you have a designated pack to put it in. I've been using my klim badlands jacket which is fine if your using about half of the capacity. The ease of filling and cleaning with the large opening along the back prove to be much better than the others brands.
March 16, 2015
One of the best hydration bladders on the market.
The best features about this bladder design, is that it is the easiest to fill and clean. I have a bunch of Camel-bak bladders, all of which are no longer in use. The Camel-bak bladders have a big and bulky cap that can be difficult to remove and install. The design of the Klim bladder has given me no hassles. The Camel-bak design is more difficult to clean. Camel-bak sells a big "bottle brush" to get inside and scrub out the bladder. The Klim can easily be turned inside-out and thoroughly washed.
October 16, 2014
Nice pack, but not for Badlands Pro Jacket
I bought this pack to go in my Badlands Pro Jacket. Filled it up and loaded it up, it was so uncomfortable i did not use it. It would most likely be okay with 1.5 liters or less. I will just use it as a back-up.
June 26, 2014
A good place to keep your water.
I had the pack from a Leatt H2 hydration system, but the bladder and hose were gone. This Klim unit slipped in and worked perfectly.
The material is rubbery and tough and resists punctures. The bladder itself is really easy to clean, because of the wide mouth opening at the top. Most bladders have to be cleaned with chemicals or fiddly brushes, but this one eliminates that worry. If you're the kind of person who "accidentally" forgets to empty and dry your bladder after using it, I'd recommend getting this one.
The valve is good, but not great. I've only used it twice, but I'm starting to get the hang of it. Once you figure out how to hold it between your teeth, it's easy to get good water flow.
October 28, 2013
Pretty OK, but too large for a Badlands Pro
Well, it fits alright, but you'll only be comfy with about 1.5L on it. If you fill it with the 3Ls, you won't have enough room in the Badlands to breathe
Very sturdy and easy to clean (this is very important in these products, you don't want stuff growing in there)l
May 24, 2013
Excellent Reservoir and Mouthpiece/Valve
I am very happy with the quality and price I paid for the Klim reservoir. As others have commented, I appreciate the angle of the mouthpiece which allows it to nicely fit into/under helmet.
January 16, 2013
I bought this to replace my aging Platypus Hoser. I've been using it for a few years and it's starting to get funky... I wish I would have found the Klim sooner! Being able to flip it inside out to clean/dry it is great, but the bite valve is the real game changer. I don't know why all hydration valves aren't made with like this. The Platypus (and my wife's CamelBak) has a big 90 degree valve that makes taking a sip with a full-face helmet make me look like a cat trying to lick the side of its face. The slight bend in the Klim makes it sooooo easy to get it inside my helmet, and the 360 degree bite is great, too. Well worth the money!!
August 27, 2012
Exactly what I wanted for long rides through the desert! Easy to fill and clean, no leaks, and the valve is great.
July 30, 2012