WLPS | 3L
Hydration Bladder |
The Source low-profile 3L water bladder is compatible with hydration pouches, vests and backpacks. The low profile design with baffle-wall reduces the profile and depth of the carrier, without reducing the impact or amount of water it can hold.
Drinking Tube Length
The WLPS tactical hydration bladder is designed for low profile hydration carriers like vest-compatible MOLLE pouches and packs.
The Widepac wide opening is ideal for filling, ice-insertion, emptying and drying the bladder. Unique technology and materials make this Source water bladder unique in its low maintenance properties: fill and just refill – water stays fresh for weeks in our bladders.
Use the Source tactical 3L hydration pack for your outdoor adventures, tactical missions or when you walk your dog. The WLPS design lets your bladder slip into any type of bag, taking up less space without impacting the amount of water it can hold. Hydration bladders have many uses, but the Source WLPS is especially useful with its low-profile design, low-maintenance features, while giving high-impact hydration support with each use.
WLPS 3L Hydration Bladder Features
- Low Profile: Baffle wall keeps the bladder low profile and the weight spreads evenly. From full to empty – no bulging at any time.
- Shipped with our high-flow Storm valve with no-bite push-pull operation. Compatible with our Helix Bite Valve (sold separately).
- Dirt shield valve cover to protect mouthpiece from dirt is included.
- Quick connector with auto-seal mechanism allows quick and easy removal of tube and valve with no leaking even under pressure. Allows also attachment of accessories like our UTA Quick Refill Adaptor, water filters and more.
- Cool Weave Cover Tube: Insulates and blocks UV-light; water stays cool and inhibits bacteria growth.
- Widepac Closure: Patented slide closure for easy draining and cleaning; airtight seal.
SOURCE Hydration Technology & Materials
- Taste-Free System: Co-extruded PE film retains pure liquid taste without plastic flavor; BPA and is phthalate free.
- Glass-Like Film with Grunge-Guard Technology: Inhibits bacteria growth, and makes the bladder virtually zero maintenance.
- Care-Free: Cleaning by simply rinsing the system and hanging it open until dry (if used with water).
- Widepac Closure: Patented slide closure for easy draining and cleaning; comes with an airtight seal.
Best bladder system I’ve used to date even tops over camelback
High Quality H2O Carrier
This item is great, well built and fits my needs well. Compact and low profile with quality parts and connections. Easy filling and cleaning in the large opening top.
It's really low profile: I bought it to put inside my Cannae backpack and what I noticed is that occupies very little volume. The tube has a perfect length and the valve in "L" shape is great. The dirt shield has a nice retention. The downside of the valve is that I find hard to unlock it just with one hand. I had to train a little bit in order to do so. Besides that, I'm happy with that bladder and would recommend it to anyone.
Great hydration bladder, very reliable
I use Source bladders weekly for endurance events and training, as does my family. They are reliable even after many uses in extreme conditions.
Works very well, just a couple of minor annoyances
I'm quite pleased with this hydration bladder. I bought this to be used in my 5.11 Rush 24 backpack. It fits in the hydration slot of my backpack perfectly, and the hose is an okay length (maybe a tad bit short, would be cool if Source offered different hose lengths to swap out). The rib in the center of the bladder does a great job of keeping it flat on my back when full. The slider closes the bladder with absolutely zero leaks and fits very snug; I have no worries of it coming loose. The hole on the slider fits the velcro hanger inside the backpack that keeps it from slumping down as it empties. My only minor complaints are with the storm valve. This is my first time using this valve, where I previously used a traditional bite valve on my old Camelbak, so maybe it'll just take getting used to. I struggle to operate and secure the storm valve with one hand. When I try to twist the valve to unlock it, usually the whole assembly rotates so I have to stabilize it with my other hand to actually twist it locked or unlocked. Furthermore, there is very little retention on the plastic protective cap. It slides off with relative ease, and there have been a couple times where it came off unexpectedly and allowed the storm valve to get dirt on it. Meanwhile, my old Camelbak bite valve with its ball-valve closure and rubber protective cap easily allowed for single hand use, and did a great job of keeping dirt off the bite valve. These are only minor annoyances, and I'd still take these storm valve issues over the reliability and durability issues I had overall with my old Camelbak bladder. I've noticed that Source sells a bite valve as an alternative to the storm valve. I may try one of those and see if my experience improves. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase of this bladder so far and would recommend it to anyone with a similar use case to mine.