SOURCE Product Reviews (Page 2)
* It completely breaks down for cleaning. Being able to take the valve apart is a great feature.
* Adaptability. While I've only connected the device to a 1L Nalgene, having the option to connect to multiple bottle sizes and types (particularly standard disposable bottles) is a huge selling point.
* No instructions in the package. I had to seek out a 3rd party YouTube video to figure out how to operate the valve. It's not difficult, but for someone used to the CamelBak bite valve, there is an extra step involved that was not intuitive to me.
* Limited choice of hose length. This was not a significant barrier of use for me, but it could cause issues depending on your set up.
Great product vaIue. I would highly recommend this product to anyone seeking an alternative to a water bladder.
NEXT GENERATION IMPROVEMENTS
Include an adapter for US standard issue canteens.
I will be heading out on 27-day trip in a few weeks and this pack will be there to see me through.
My only issue is that there are no pockets on the belt and the adjustment straps make it hard to fit your own pouches, but it is still without a doubt the best backpack I've owned.
The 3L size provides long-term hydration and the UTA allows you to refill from bottles or taps, without having to access the bladder itself. This is great, since you can refill without removing your armor or needing a buddy.
I would definitely recommend this, or a similar bladder in an appropriate form factor.
There are some cons, such as not being able to effectively fill the entire bladder due to the design of the opening, there's always an air bubble at the top, but it's not the end of the world. You just have to remember to get the air out so it doesn't slosh.
Overall a great addition to any CCE or Woodland setups, and a solid piece of kit. I would prefer one of the quick-change heads on it, but that's not a necessity.
Source is the way to go for standard size water carriers. Makes camelback look like walmart special.