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I don't like the magnets on Ospreys, and although convenient, they're heavier than I'd like. Camelbaks are on the heavy side, too.Shnipe wrote:Has anyone compared the Ospreys and camelbaks. Any real preference points ?
I once used too much bleach and the flavor lingered. I almost threw up the next time I used the bladder. Now my stomach gurgles at the slightest taste of bleach.azbackpackr wrote:I use some bleach in water to clean my hydration bladder.
unless tortoise is in your usernamefriendofThundergod wrote:but I think we are over thinking this cleaning them thing
I rarely ever clean my camelbak bladders. I have had a few of the hoses go bad. They seemed to have a liner in them that will eventually separate from the tube. That will clog the tube up and inhibit flow. It's not that the tube was dirty, it's just that the tube reached its end of life.joe bartels wrote:I once hiked with a person ( whose identity I will protect here on ) didn't put a lot of effort into the cleaning phase. Midway through our hike the defendant went to refresh with a nice sip from their hydration pack. Only to find no agua! Upon further review the entire tube was a solid white tube of snot-esque buildup.