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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 04:18 AM
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I just don't want to take a bad fall and land on my back and pop the bladder. At 215 pounds landing on it.


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I just don't want to take a bad fall and land on my back and pop the bladder. At 215 pounds landing on it.
I'm not much lighter than you and I've landed on mine more than a couple times, no essplosions yet

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Got an older CB with just the bladder, sleeve and straps and wear it under my coat; has never froze. Just unzip a bit pull it out and have a drink on the lift. Its a 2 liter and only fill it about 1/3 or 1/2 so there's plenty of give when I've landed on my back...has never burst or leaked in 5 years.
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If you want to resort ride with a CB you are going to have to wear it under your coat to keep it from freezing. If you experience very cold temps, I also recommend having the insulation kit on the hose.

For backcountry riding I use a BCA stash pack that keeps the hose in an insulated sleeve. The hose also has insulation over it. I have never had this system freeze unless I left sleeve unzipped. The insulation along with the warmth from my body seems to be enough to keep it from freezing. Keep in mind if you go with a pack system, you have to have the zip up insulated sleeve and insulation on the hose for it to work.
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Throw some Jager in the bladder and it won't freeze. I wouldn't worry about "burst'n" in a fall.........OTB plenty of times on the bike and nary a scratch!
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if you want a low profile pack with an insulated Hose and sturdy bladder, check out osprey bags. in particular the karve (6, 11 & 16 Litre sizes)

I have one and I'll be posting up detailed pics of its bladder/features/carrying capacity, etc.
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For backcountry riding I use a BCA stash pack that keeps the hose in an insulated sleeve. The hose also has insulation over it. I have never had this system freeze unless I left sleeve unzipped. The insulation along with the warmth from my body seems to be enough to keep it from freezing. Keep in mind if you go with a pack system, you have to have the zip up insulated sleeve and insulation on the hose for it to work.
I know my Black Diamond pack has a pretty similar sleeve system and mine has never frozen unless I leave it unzipped. I do not have the thermal sleeve from camel back on it either.
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Easy fix

1. After you drink blow back into the line to get the water back in the bladder and out of the tube

2. My camelback has a small thin pouch touching the bladder where the tube goes in, I buy one of those big disposable chemical hand warmers and put it into the pouch up against the bladder.

problem solved

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I did get mine to freeze up a couple of times in serious negative temps. Like 10 below with a pretty good wind chill. Those were miserable days. I had swapped out the original bladder with a CB one but no insulation kit. Once I added that, I have never had a problem. It does tend to get about as cold as it gets a few times a season around here. It's generally warmer at most other spots in the West besides Canada and Alaska.
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I've ben reading up on water bladders and have seen quite a few reviews stating that the camelbak water bladders have a bad taste to them. Do you guys find that to be the case?
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Maybe when they're brand new, I've had mine for years and it tastes fine.

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