Rated 5 out of 5 by AlpineKiwi Exactly what is needed in a bike hydration pack
I will never buy Camelbak again after using my new Dakine Amp:
1/ Great airflow with the mesh back. Comfortable fit.
2/ Great easy to open reservoir with wide opening, allowing ice etc to be added easily. Unlike the Camelbak ones which I can't even open.
3/ The inside of the sack is a bright light lime green allowing me to see everything in there easily. Plenty of organising pockets plus a fold away rain cover.
4/ Hose unclips easily so it can be kept attached to the bag while you refill the reservoir.
I haven't had a long time with this bag yet, but it seems pretty good.
Two negatives I have with it is:
1/ The hose clip is on the left hand shoulder strap and can't be changed to the right (where I want it).
2/ The bladder needs to be washed and dried immediately after your ride (in fact, I just empty it and throw it in the freezer). I could forget about the Camelbak bladder for a few days, then use it again no problems. This one turned the water slimy and murky a couple days later. It also tasted like rubber for the first few times used. Now I put a squeeze of lemon juice in there with the water to offset the plastic taste.
27 March 2014