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Karrimor Hydration Bladder 2 Ltr -
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Price:£9.99+£4.99shipping
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2014
I have to say I was hesitant when buying this bladder. I was not completely convinced by the concept, and the price of this one made me question the safety of the inside of my bag due to a splitting or leaking product. Karrimor have been around for a while now, but they seem to have become a very budget brand, so I was a little apprehensive about the standard of product that I would receive.
In the end, I needn't have worried, as the bladder is of surprisingly high quality. The construction seems sturdy, with no leaks no far. I didn't taste anything strange the first time I used it, and I really like the mouthpiece design, with an on/off tap and bite-valve, and a clip over cover for the mouthpiece.
My only personal issue with it is that is is quite long and narrow, which is slightly less suitable for my own bag, but that is something that I should have looked at - just a warning to check yourself.
Overall, very happy with this hydration bladder, and for the price it can almost be a throw away item for a trip or two.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
I've never used a hydration bladder, so this review is not 100%
First impressions are its well made, I filled it and left it to hang to check for leaks, and nothing, so far so good. Large rigid fill cap makes it easy to fill, cap is stiff but has to be to seal well, a lose cap would be no good!
Mouthpiece: A nice "bite valve" is good to avoid drips running out after you drink, and also has a cap that fits well. It doesn't feel rubbery like other bladders, is this a good thing? I suspect it is, seems more durable. Drinking tube does not kink like I have seen on some bladders, so little chance of blocking your supply. I chose the 3 litre as I consider this a minimum for a day pack, with room to spare if you need to drain water to boil for hot drinks on a a hike. this unit is part of my emergency go kit, so has to be reliable, and the brand is very well known.
Cleaning: You can get inside the large opening to manually clean, but my choice is milton sterilising tablets, if they are good enough for new born baby bottles, they are good enough for me, and cheap with ease of use.
Really happy I didn't buy from local store, (Decathlon) they all seemed poorly made, even camelback which are supposed to be the standard, I could be wrong, but I spend a lot of time examining survival kit, because one day, it might just save a life.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 14 December 2012
This kit does exactly what was expected of it. I does not leak or dribble & it's easy to fill with the wide neck.
You can buy dedicated cleaners but we just use a splash of diluted Milton's Baby Bottle cleaner which is quite cheap.
Personally, I wouldn't bother with the 1 Ltr version - it certainly would have been too small for our needs.
I would recommended / buy another of the same if ever required.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 September 2013
Good product. I store mine in the freezer after sterilising the mouth piece with boiling water - this saves the laborious drying process yet avoids mould.
The water used did initially taste a little of plastic but after 3 long runs this seems to have disappeared.
I bought it to go in a Deuter 10litre rucksack, which works well.
I recommend this product.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2012
Bought this hydration system for my first backpacking adventure in the Lakes a couple of weekends ago. It has a large filling cap with handle to make filling easy. As you will see from the picture the cover cap is an attractive blue with a grip in a frolicsome whirly shape which not only is practical and effective but is a pleasure to behold. The mouth piece has a cover cap (great for when you accidently put your bag down near where the sheep have been...) and an on/off flow lever to further prevent leakage. Both are controllable with one hand so the other one never has to stray from your fruit and nuts (no pun intended). I only found it leaked a bit from here when flipping the switch to "on" when it was at its fullest and it stopped once a bit of water had been displaced into me. I think this was due to it being squashed in a very full rucksack though. There was slight leakage in the tent overnight as I had inadvertantly unscrewed the hose from the body of the sack slightly when taking it out of my bag so watch out for that! Otherwise, its a really great, robust product. My bud who does a heck of a lot of walking etc steered me away from the Platypus ones as she'd had quite a lot of bother with them leaking and I mainly chose this one as it was such a good price with good reviews on Amazon and I havent been disappointed.

Watch out if you buy from SportsDirect via Amazon as I did, as I think the £3.99 postage pays mostly for a massive catalogue that also will be delivered with it. I would have much preferred to receive another famous SportsDirect Pint Pot over the weeks worth of fuel for the stove that this catalogue is. I got one once when I ordered a rubber mallett... The only improvement that could be made to the Karrimor Hydration Bladder is if it could stop the tent blowing down and the boots filling with snow, but I guess I'd have to pay rather a lot more for one that did THAT. I should have propped it up with the SportsDirect catalogue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 April 2014
I've used Camelbak products for over 5 years, but recently our 2 bladders both split in the same place after several years' faithful service. Not wanting to spend so much for something we don't use that much any more, I went for this for a week's walking holiday. It works OK, but does leak unless you actually have the mouthpiece with the tap and turn the tap off. I did like the cover for that mouthpiece though, as it does keep the nasties away. The contents still taste of plastic after a week's use, so it doesn't look good for the longer term.

In summary, it's cheaper than some, can be made watertight and tastes odd. I guess I got what I paid for...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2014
Decided it would be a good idea to kit myself out with some decent gear for a two day walk up in the scottish highlands

Although the seal on the bag is good resulting in no leaking I found that trying to get any water from the bag through the tube very very difficult. I ended up having to open the bad and drink directly from it!

I had to swallow a tubes worth of air each time I went to have a drink. The bag was the correct way up.

Also during the trip it leaked persistently.

Overall a terrible bit of kit - worth spending a bit more and getting a functioning water bag.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 August 2014
Design is good, well made, but only one reviewer has mentioned the taste of bleach/tcp - overpowering, and dries your mouth out - not ideal. I had soaked it overnight before it's first fill and use.
I contacted field and trek, who I purchased it from, but they weren't interested in offering any advice, just a refund. Have also contacted karrimor, but I won't hold my breath.
I am currently soaking in various different chemicals, and will see how that goes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 May 2014
I rate this item highly for the price, the bag plastic appears to be of good quality, and isn't too heavy. I didn't get on with the extra mouth piece I found it too bulky but it was good to have the choice of receiving both. I did underestimate once or or twice how tight you need to close it's...I was more careful after that!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 April 2014
Leaked as soon as I used it and promptly soaked everything in my bag just before we went hiking. Not impressed.
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