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What's wrong with Hydrapack? Is this some rumor you heard or first hand experience? Not sure what kind of reservoir you're talking about, but my Hydrapack I use for mountain biking has a plastic clip you slide over the top of the entire thing. I don't see how that is ever going to pop loose. I have taken many falls on my mountain bike which are arguably harder hits than snowboarding falls and I haven't had any issues. I think it is a fantastic pack and prefer it over the numerous Camelback packs I have used.
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What's wrong with Hydrapack? Is this some rumor you heard or first hand experience? Not sure what kind of reservoir you're talking about, but my Hydrapack I use for mountain biking has a plastic clip you slide over the top of the entire thing. I don't see how that is ever going to pop loose. I have taken many falls on my mountain bike which are arguably harder hits than snowboarding falls and I haven't had any issues. I think it is a fantastic pack and prefer it over the numerous Camelback packs I have used.
Watch the video here:
http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gears...h-the-grinder/

He tests all the main reservoirs from each brand. (The Camelbak Antidote is in a separate video because the initial test as a prototype.)

This is a tasty burger.
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What's wrong with Hydrapack? Is this some rumor you heard or first hand experience? Not sure what kind of reservoir you're talking about, but my Hydrapack I use for mountain biking has a plastic clip you slide over the top of the entire thing. I don't see how that is ever going to pop loose. I have taken many falls on my mountain bike which are arguably harder hits than snowboarding falls and I haven't had any issues. I think it is a fantastic pack and prefer it over the numerous Camelback packs I have used.

I have a hydrapack in my dakine helipack too and it works fine. I am not really worried about water leakage either as I've taken some spills on the bike and it's been fine. The only thing I can see is the possibility of the hose freezing up out on the slopes. I know my camelback water bottle does, causing ice to form in the mouth piece.
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Yeah, I was going to get the Hydrapak. It would definitely fit with the Dakine pack, but after seeing that test, I'd rather get something more durable.

I just got the 100oz Camelbak Antidote, and it's nice! It's pretty low-profile when filled, and doesn't have a slide seal at the top that could rupture with too much pressure.
Also, because it doesn't have a twist-to-open valve, it's easier to use with one hand. I haven't tried fitting it with the pack yet, but I also bought one of these straight valves with it in case the 90-degree standard valve doesn't fit in the hydro sleeve:


Looks like I'm good to go then. Thanks for the advice.
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If you have not bought the bag yet check out the Camelbak Gambler. Looks like it could fit everything you need in a pack.
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If you have not bought the bag yet check out the Camelbak Gambler. Looks like it could fit everything you need in a pack.
Yeah I already got the Heli pack and the 100oz Antidote. It fits perfectly and hangs nicely on the loop at the top on the inside compartment.
The standard mouthpiece does fit in the sleeve, but it's awkward to get out and put it back in, especially with my gloves on. I put the straight valve on and its really easy to use, although it does add a little bulk to the sleeve but it's not that noticeable so I don't mind.
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