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5hane



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Hydration packs Reply with quote

Hi all

Does anyone here have any experience or opinions on the Muddy Fox 1.6ltr pack which is currently on sale in loads of shops for £14.99?
http://www.muddyfox.com/muddyfox-hydration-bag-1-5l-937826?colcode=937 82603

As an occasional mountain biker is there any good reason to spend silly money (£50+) on something that just carries water and gives a little extra storage space?

Thanks
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Magnus



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To my mind it is the bladder and pipe work that is important. I use a cheap'O, really small rucksack. £6.99 in a sale at Go Outdoors a couple of years back. i took out the crap rubber tasting bladder that came with it and fitted an OEX bladder and tubes.

it's OK buying a cheap hydration pac but what is the water going to taste like and how hygienic is it, can it be sterilized easily? I like the ones where you can open up the top to get right in side for cleaning and just as importantly drying.

hope that makes sense

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnus wrote:
To my mind it is the bladder and pipe work that is important. I use a cheap'O, really small rucksack. £6.99 in a sale at Go Outdoors a couple of years back. i took out the crap rubber tasting bladder that came with it and fitted an OEX bladder and tubes.

it's OK buying a cheap hydration pac but what is the water going to taste like and how hygienic is it, can it be sterilized easily? I like the ones where you can open up the top to get right in side for cleaning and just as importantly drying.

hope that makes sense


Hi

Thanks for replying. That makes sense.
The trouble is I cant find any reviews for the above pack, no doubt its just not trendy enough for many cyclists.
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Magnus



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£9.95 great reviews

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andes-Hydration-Backpack-Running-Cycling/dp/B 00F8DA6XU/ref=cts_sp_1_vtp?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=1212178027&p f_rd_r=RE163HYAPP2B74KNW7E4&pd_rd_wg=cyi7m&pf_rd_s=desktop-detail-soft lines&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_i=B00I0V8A94&pd_rd_w=I08YL&pf_rd_i=desktop-d etail-softlines&pd_rd_r=RE163HYAPP2B74KNW7E4&_encoding=UTF8

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5hane



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnus wrote:
£9.95 great reviews

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andes-Hydration-Backpack-Running-Cycling/dp/B 00F8DA6XU/ref=cts_sp_1_vtp?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=1212178027&p f_rd_r=RE163HYAPP2B74KNW7E4&pd_rd_wg=cyi7m&pf_rd_s=desktop-detail-soft lines&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_i=B00I0V8A94&pd_rd_w=I08YL&pf_rd_i=desktop-d etail-softlines&pd_rd_r=RE163HYAPP2B74KNW7E4&_encoding=UTF8


Crikey, that's even cheaper than the Muddy Fox pack. Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You still have the issue of nasty tasting bladders but it may be OK . if not just replace the bladder. sorted Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the Decathlon Btwin packs out,different sizes all great value Wink

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-817806-hydration-pack

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