Hydrapak Sprint Water Carrier

DESCRIPTION

Category: Cycling/Sport
Fluid Capacity: 50 fl oz / 1479 ml
Pack Capacity: 15 cu in (wallet and keys)
Color: Black, Red/Black


Pack Features:

  • Closed cell foam back with open mesh shoulder straps
  • Smaller bag is good for kids, women and those desiring only hydration
  • Adjustable and removable sternum strap
  • Reflective loop for light
  • Storage pocket with key clip

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Feb 05, 2006]
    Jonny M
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Comfy and well ventilated.

    Looks nice and sleek.

    Easy to clean and dry with open ended reservoir

    Pocket can fit surprisingly large amount of stuff (I can get a mini pump (in with bladder) + wallet, keys, energy gell, phone and a spare tube in there at a push!)

    Weakness:

    I find valve a bit fiddly to open up when I want a drink.

    Velcro tube holder isn't as good as the wee clip they use on other brands.

    Mine leaks a tiny bit (only enough to make the bag a wee bitty damp) if I chuck it in the boot instead of hanging it up when driving to a mtb destination.

    Nice compact sac with easy cleaning and drying, is great being able to dry it out so easily, let down for me by slight leak when left full & lying flat (no leak in use).

    Similar Products Used:

    Original camel back, back in the day.

    [Jan 31, 2004]
    dr evil
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Looks great and fits perfectly. The system is very effective

    Weakness:

    I like the small pocket but if somebody needs something that can carrymore than your cell and keys you should get a bigger model

    Bottom line is that if you need a small profile water carrier it is for you. But if you need something that carry more that a cell phone and your key then you should get something bigger.

    Similar Products Used:

    a water bottle and my pockets

    [Apr 04, 2008]
    Sam

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    -compact
    -strong
    -no leak
    -easy clean, easy dry
    -easy bite valve
    -safety valve for no leaks
    -tube separates from bladder easily

    Weakness:

    -bite valve positioning
    -small 1.5L (1.3 graduated) capacity

    I am an indoor rower so my needs are prolly different than yours. this product is quite excellent and allows me to row a full hour without having to let go of the chain for long periods of time. I barely missed a beat as the valve is quite easy to use at any angle. I don't like the velcro clip which doesn't allow me to get it at a nice angle to begin with, and even shifts a bit over an hour. I will prolly try to buy or rig a clip.

    The pocket is big enough to stash stuff, I am pretty sure I could cram in even more into the bladder section which shrinks as I drink anyhow. There are places to clip on mp3 players etc, if necessary.

    The thing is STRONG!!!! I tried the standing test, no leaks in transport. No leaks in use. It is a breeze to clean and dry which is very useful, especially if I want to manually dry it in a rush. I feel I could add juice as it would be easy to clean -very useful for rowing. A bit of muscle/dexterity is required to fully reverse the bladder.

    The ventilation is miraculous. After rowing for an hour of continuous contact with my back, I was expecting to have been rubbed raw, sweaty as sin, and miserable. Not at all! The thing is very well designed, highly adjustable for length, girth etc. I did experience some chaffing on my lower back due to the stitching method of the shoulder strap on the lower insertion point. It is quite thick (strong) with two layers forming a solid corner. This diminished quickly with bladder shrinkage. Probably I need to play with it some more. Definitely an issue for a rower.

    Basically it's size vs. convenience of cleaning. The Camelbak Tempo is bigger, but if it really becomes an issue, I can try to buy a larger bladder and see if it will fit. I may have gotten one of the good ones, but others have complained of leaks. That could be the case with any product. I believe they offer a lifetime warranty on the bladder.

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