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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Aye, the military gear ones can be had fairly cheap if ye keep a look out.......just make sure it has straps as opposed to the ones that have d-rings to clip onto web gear.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:11 pm 
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i picked up a 2ltr 'trek mates' bladder & bag from the local independant walking shop. less than £20, bag isn't huge but there is enough space in there for a spare tube, couple of allen keys. couple of choccy bars as well as a full bladder.

the bag isn't the comfiest but it is manageable. I tend to only use it these days if i'm out with the missus as 2 750ml bottles is usually more than enough for me on my own. the bladder also goes into my daybag which is handy for the commute because i'd be taking a bag anyway so why bother with bottles too.

the best use i found for mine was at a music festival last year. its a pleasantly warming feeling wandering around with 2 litres of nice, cold intravenous guinness on your back! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:28 pm 
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Camelbak. I have a Lobo which I love but now I'm riding more again I'm finding I need more than the 1,5 litre capacity....


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:33 pm 
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Splash out and buy a Camelbak. They last for years if looked after. I use a Rogue which has a 2 litre bladder. Enough room for phone, pump, multi tool, tubes and other assorted tools and bits.

** Keep the bladder in the fridge when it is not being used **


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:02 pm 
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I've gone for the new Camelbak Lobo......3litre capacity.

http://www.camelbak.com/Sports-Recreati ... -Lobo.aspx

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Thanks for the advice guys.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:06 pm 
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i did want one of these http://www.camelbak.com/Military-Tactic ... -Vest.aspx but really couldn't justify it in anyway :lol:

i just think its kool as f%$* :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:27 pm 
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Blimey!!!!!

Is it stab proof??

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:29 pm 
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misteroo wrote:
Blimey!!!!!

Is it stab proof??

:shock:


no idea, being a tac vest i would likely think no.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:03 pm 
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I've got a cheap Edinburgh Bicycle 1.5l one, it's good for autumn and spring but in the summer you run out and have to carry reserve bottles on your frame which kind of defeats the point of it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:08 pm 
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Gelert hydration pack, is what have and higly recommend, about 1/2 price of camelback.

it has waist and chest straps so stays i place, think it is 1.5 l bladder (first one split on me but this one has lasted for years. oodles of pockets for your tomatoes, side mesh pockest for crunch bars, bungee cord on back for holding stuff like jackets and a flap kenl on by clps ust the rght size for a helmet.

looks a bit like this, mine would be a much earlier model

http://www.winfieldsmegastore.com/rucks ... black.html


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