For 2013 we’ve redesigned our reservoir and significantly updated most of our hydration packs. The new Hydraulics™ Reservoir builds on the successful concepts behind the first generation. Entirely designed and manufactured by Osprey, be assured we looked at every piece of the product in the search for improvements. Nothing was ignored.
When we first endeavored to bring a hydration reservoir to market, we knew it had to be groundbreaking in all respects – carrying water should never compromise fit, comfort or stability in a pack. The Osprey Hydraulics™ reservoir is now entirely designed and manufactured by Osprey, carrying forward key innovations while offering major improvement to many features. Combined with excellent reservoir-to-pack integration, superior technical features and the best gender specific pack-to-body fit and performance available, our hands free hydration program takes another giant leap. We are also proud to introduce Osprey Hydraulics™ Cleaning Tablets - all natural, biodegradable and chlorine free.
Easier to handle when filling and loading into a pack
Contoured backer plate preserves pack fit and comfort
Magnetic bite valve attaches to sternum strap
New Metallocene PE high strength & taste free film (BPA & PVC free)
Anti-microbial formula to prevent bacteria & mold
New 3/4 turn cap quick and secure open/close.
Wide mouth opening provides easy fill & access for cleaning
New lightweight, low profile handle for easy fill and pack insertion with dual sided hose exit
New direct welded HydroStatic™ plate maintains low & wide reservoir profile
Anatomical shape keeps water weight steady and close to the body
Magnetic bite valve with included sternum strap magnet
Built in 180 degree pivot shut-off valve
New flexible 1/4”/6.35mm hose for faster water flow
New MPE film provides taste-free qualities of polyethylene with the added benefit of extra strength over typical PE films. The “M” in MPE stands for metallocene, a special catalyst used in the manufacture of the PE resin. It forms a PE that is more consistent and even in structure, resulting in greater strength and resiliency, making it ideal for reservoirs. This added durability allows it to handle hot water. It is BPA & PVC free, of course.
New HydroStatic™: backer plate creates a wider and lower profile. A traditional reservoir barrels out and forms a straight tube when filled, interfering with a pack’s ability to fit the body. The HydroStatic™ plate shapes the reservoir to ensure pack fit is preserved for optimal stability and comfort.
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