Widepac - Product Reviews
I was happy to be able to select a pouch smaller then the previous one and this pouch is definitely an improvement with the clip on features and "twist to open" mouth piece.
First use impression is great. Only time will confirm.
Jean François Clément
El envío se demora un poco,y el seguimiento de éste es un poco,confuso,pero finalmente en 10/15 días llega.Ya he pedido 2-3 bolsas,y las sandalias también están muy bien.
. Merece la pena,totalmente RECOMENDABLE
I was able to use the Widepac bladder in 5 major hikes, 4 backpacking trips and lately, beach camping. After taking off the hose to refill the bladder, i observed a slow leak coming from the female side of the bladder from some of the leftover water inside, but i still refilled it with water and re attached the hose with no leaking after the hose attachment. (i guess the male connector sealed it again).
Now the pros: the bladder itself is bomb proof! no amount of pressure from a loaded backpack would make the bladder weak and leak.
The big opening is easy to refill and re seal and clean.
And last, no funky taste from the bladder after refilling it multiple times on multi day hikes.
Overall, i would still buy a source hydration bladder and I'm thinking of getting the WXP model so i could use my water filter directly on the bladder if needed.
I work in the Western Australian desert most of the time, doing 12 hour shifts at gas plants or mines for 14 days straight, give or take. On other bladders the bite valve has been the first to go, or the seal around screw top. On the Source it sprung a leak around the plastic seal at the bottom of the bag, looks like a V the encircles the exit for the water to go into the tube.
84 days is pretty good considering the arid environment, constant use (too tired to empty it once clocked off so it stays full for the 14 days and nights) and it gets treated a little intensely on site.
The bag gets packed with equipment and supplies, it gets chucked in the back of cars, crib huts etc. Also crushed in confined spaces when I am squeezing through with it on me.
Will buy another as the water tasted nicer at all times.