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    Hazardous biker Ricardo's Avatar
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    Outdoor Products hydration packs

    Has anyone here used them? I like the Ripcord which looks just like one of camelbak's models. Any comments/reviews/inputs are highly appreciated.

    Ricardo

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    Senior Member iamthetas's Avatar
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    Ive got one. it looks just like an 04 Lobo but it is NOT. maybe Im spoiled by my deuter but it, in my opinion is worth the $ but the quality of the strap holders is not up to my acceptance. I hate havig to put straps back on the holder on the sternum strap. the fit is very well, it breathes pretty well( again not as well as my Deuter but not bad), is very intuitive for storage space. I really like the thing and wish the strap holders had not been such a pain. Ive had a little stuff and a lot of stuff including tools and a jacket and it still felt balanced due to the way it is designed. I threw the bladder away as Ive used them before and they leak like crazy at the bite valve after a little while. I dont like paying the $ Camelbak wants for their stuff so I went Deuter M3. honestly it is worth the $ they are asking. I got mine for $29. before I found Deuter stuff outdoor products was all I used and except for the sternum strap Id say get it but I still will say its worth the $ and if you have an old pack, change the sternum strap from the old to the new. the insulated hose is another nice feature for cold or hot weather and the insulation in the pack keeps the cold off my back and in the bladder where it belongs. the removeable change/ id pouch is also neat. PM me if you have any questions
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    Senior Member Callaway's Avatar
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    I have the camelback cloudwalker. I have a duckbill (something like that-a knock off from eBay) that I got right before I was given the camelback, it seems to work pretty good, but the camelback is great and I would recommend it to anyone!
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    Senior Member iamthetas's Avatar
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    my favorite part of the ripcord is you can remove the bladder without unzipping anything. its in its own sleeve. I used the outdoor product bladders for a while but changed the bite valve to a Deuter valve. I now use a 3 liter camelbak Hotshot bladder. its basically an "unbottle" with a baffled bladder inside the insulated housing as well as a system that lets me hook a filter to the hose and refill from a creek if needed.it fits fine in the ripcord. the ripcord is a nice pack if you arent real concerned about the sternum strap, although the other outdoor products Ive used I didnt have a porblem with the strap. they held up well in crashes as well. balance and ergonomics are the strongest part of this pack in my opinion
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    i have a water bottle holder on the bike that works for me

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