Klim Hydrapak Reservoir
Works well, but can't get rid of the awful taste
This product seems robust and well made. Simple to use and strong. But, there is an issue with it. The features state "BPA and PVC free allows “taste-free” water". The BPA and PVC bit is somthing I look out for, so this is good. However, after 6 months and a dozen uses, I still find the water tastes and smells horrible after a few hours in the pack. It's almost undrikable. I'm currently going away again at the end of the week and have been filling it, letting it sit and draining the water 2-3 times daily prior, but on each empty out, I can still smell the plastic. I don't have this issue with my water bottles. I'm hoping it goes away eventually.
July 20, 2016
Very nice unit that appears well made. Works very well. More of the usual Klim quality gear.
July 12, 2016
It works just great
I have been using the reservoir for the last 2 months riding in Central America and believe me its hot here but I keep hydrated thanks to Klim and Revzilla as usual!
June 14, 2016
Does the job nicely.
I have been using it in my Klim Badlands jacket. It fits very nicely and works well. The bit is tough and has not deteriorated with my sharp teeth. The main thing is to remember to keep water in it and remember to keep sipping. It does its job.
May 3, 2016
Easily to fill and clean, with detachable drinking tube.
I really love the tube removal feature. I found it much easier to route the drink tube through my jacket once removed from the bladder. Especially once the bladder is filled. Then refills are a snap. Remove the bladder from the tube, take out only the bladder. Fill up then re-attach. Simple!
August 17, 2015
You need this on very hot days to keep hydrated if you do not want to stop for a water break. Actually I prefer stopping after an hour to hour and a half of riding in 90 plus heat.
However this item does what is was intended and appears to be very well made. Wide opening makes it easy to put in ice.
August 17, 2015
I purchased the backpack "fuel cell" (hydration bag) two years ago to keep me from getting dehydrated on long rides two years ago. The original bag got a little too "grungy" to get perfectly clean due to me not cleaning well enough last fall. Got a new bag kit to replace it. The KLIM hydration back pack is very good and easy to use. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to keep themselves properly hydrated while riding their motorcycle.
June 22, 2015
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