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post #1 of 26 Old 11-28-2016, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Do you suffer from sore shoulders/back from your Hydration pack?

Well we may have the answer.

We bought 2 of these and tried them out last weekend on a 400Klm ride.

They we brilliant, we did not even notice they were there.

Previously with our back pack style hydration packs I would suffer from sore shoulders & back mainly due to a badly broken & unset collar bone & GotaV2 was getting a sore back from some dodgy discs.

These packs on the weekend gave us no pain, were easy to remove and put on and were never in the way.

The hose was long enough to get a drink and the 1.5lt capacity was sufficient.

CamelBak | FLASHFLO 1.5L Hydration Waist Belt for Walking or Running

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I think these will be going on every ride from now on.

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Thumbs up Hydration pack review

Just thought we would throw this link up for those that may be interested.


https://www.stromtrooper.com/product-...tion-pack.html

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My answer to that was get a tank bag and the hydration bladder goes in there.
I have a back pack bladder that I'd use for hiking if I ever did that.
I don't have no monkey on my back when riding.

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No pain or discomfort here. Maybe it's because i stuff my hydration bladder in a tank bag. :-)
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I am using a heavy duty high visibility vest, I think Olympia, not sure. That vest has a large pocket on the back. In there lives a bladder. Good for about 1 liter of water. I carry a spare bottle in my back trunk to fill up during the day if we stop without services. Initially you feel the weight in the back a little but really not a problem and then it decreases anyway. Works very well, I think the ideal solution and I found it just by chance. The bladder is designed to go into a large front pocket of the stich but that was not comfortable at all, so I tried the back pocket of my vest (was empty until then) and really liked that solution.

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How big is the mouth of the bladder ?

To me the mouth needs to be big enough to take ice and a full unopened can of beer (or two.)

I know it is not safe to ride with a beer on my back but hey OZ is a big dry place.
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How big is the mouth of the bladder ?

To me the mouth needs to be big enough to take ice and a full unopened can of beer (or two.)

I know it is not safe to ride with a beer on my back but hey OZ is a big dry place.
Just buy a cask of wine, take the inside out and attach a tube to it
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Sorry, can't see your images.

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Sorry, can't see your images.
Have reposted them once already.
Will try again this time from a Win7 laptop not the apple.

Well have just logged on to the other laptop & the photos are there...WTF

Errr now they are back????

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Nope, hydration pack doesn't bother me at all. Cause, I'm a manly specimen with a back & shoulders made of iron.

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