Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube
Used in a Kreiga r25 backpack. works well.
I used this in my Kreiga r25 pack during a week-long tour. Functioned great. The only issue is finding a place to secure the tube near your neck so it isn't flopping around like some alien appendage. I fashioned a little hook out of stiff wire and attached it to my backpack strap, you want one-hand operation obviously.
July 22, 2014
Great product, not quite perfect for my application
I purchased the Hydrapak to fit my Kriega R30 backpack. It fits easily and routing the hose is simple, but the velcro loop that is provided to secure the hose to the backpack strap is not wide enough for the R30's strap. I believe it was meant to fit one of the smaller Kriega packs. For now I just tuck the end of the hose under the chest clips, but I plan on making my own velcro loop to fix this shortfall. I do really like the Hydrapak design compared to a Camelbak. It has a much wider opening for filling and can be turned inside-out for cleaning. The bite valve works great, and I found that the hose is just the right length for me. The on-off valve isn't quite as user friendly as a Camelbak but I never turn it off, as it doesn't leak.
July 7, 2014
Works every time and takes abuse
I use the hydro liner on Dirt Bike, Mountain Bike and street bike rides. The liner goes in the freezer the night before a hot desert ride and it works every time. I have hit cactus, trees and untold bushes without any visible damage to the unit. No regrets purchasing this item. Thanks Revzilla.
October 28, 2013
No more screwing around -- with closures that is!
I've been using Hydra-paks for years. They stack up so much better against the C*baks which I've used, but for the most sit un-used in my closet. The design of the Hydra-pak puts the emphasis on ease of use not only from the operational aspects such as a free-flowing easy bite valve but also to it's administrative functions such as a quick disconnect on the drink hose and an easy fill slide closure that allows filling from an ice machine. Overall, very well thought out. It is also bombproof as well. Watch the videos out there of these being run over by forklift trucks. You can't do that with a C*-bak.
September 30, 2013
Great bladder, lame bite valve
I really like the way the bladder opens. This makes it easy to fill and clean. I like the way the bladder fits into the 20 liter Kriega backpack.
I DO NOT like the bite valve. It does not flow well and I have to really suck hard to get water to come out. The bite valves on the Camel-Baks are FAR better. I will see if I can adapt one of those to this hose.
September 25, 2013
Very well made and does what it says
If you have a Kriega Backpack this is perfect for long trips or if you just like to have a cool drink on a ride. Be sure to rinse out both the bag and tube before using. keeps the water pretty cool. If you have the Kriega R25 backpack like me Kriega will send you the proper tube locator for free which is awesome customer service. Great product, great company
July 8, 2013