I really didn't know what to expect for the price, but I thought I'd give it a shot... I was not disappointed! It arrived within 2 days of my order (standard class delivery). Packaging was a little flimsy, but it's good enough. It's bladder easily compares to more expensive brands, such as Platypus. I gave it a quick rinse and it didn't give the water an unpleasant taste at all. The actual bladder is of a tough material, and the caps and screws seem secure. The tube is long and a little stiff, and the bite valve is very firm. It may take a bit of getting used to if you're used to softer bite valves. No leaks so far, and has passed my vigorous testing. In conclusion: well worth the money; just as good as expensive bladders- if not even better! Definitely recommended!