Seemed to work fine until I disassembled it for cleaning. One of the locking tabs snapped immediately, even having carefully read the manual and using minimal force. Still works, but bothers me that the insides are that fragile.
I use this valve for over a year now. Great alternative to bite-valves (my z-valve started leaking after three years of use). I never experienced leaking so far. Also works in freezing condition as long as you blow the water back in the bladder. (same rule for bite-valves).
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" When leaning forward on a climb we didn’t feel any pressure from the pack itself on our stomach."
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" The advantages of the hydration bladder shape are apparent the minute you start loading your pack (...) distributing water-weight evenly across the back." " More to love: The top opens wide like a paper bag for rapid filling. "
Storm™ Valve Kit -
Average : 4.3/5 - Based on 4 ratings
and 4 customers advices