by Rider MikefromGreat design, great price, punishing capI get dehydrated easily at elevation, and have ridden for years with a hydration system. This is nearly a perfect solution! The 1.5L gives you enough water for at least a half-day in challenging conditions and a full day on groomers.
One beef with the design (at least for snowboarding): the hard rubber cap will punish you if you take a spill. It cracked a rib after a chest-first half-fall and bruised my arm seriously on a sideways wipeout.
Seriously recommend removing the hard cap if you push yourself on the mountain with occasional spills, and consider replacing it with the normal valve system.
Date published: 2013-12-30
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