[OrRando] hydration packs

Paul Whitney pdwhitney at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 16:41:29 PDT 2007

Hi Nate,
I use one of these and love it. Benefits that I think I get from such a
device are:
- can carry more water
- the water stays cooler in the hydration pack than in bottles
- I tend to drink 'better' w/ a hydration pack - the convenience seems to
matter to me
- when biking through wet, disgusting (think cow stuff and road grime)
roads, none of that gets splashed on the hydration-pack/human interface -
some of it does tend to get on my water bottles.

With two water bottles and a hydration pack, I'm good for 100+km under most
conditions. I've never ran out of water since using one of these. I only use
one on 300km or longer rides. FWIW, I use the Camelback Rogue - pretty much
just good for carrying liquids, not much extra storage capacity (that was a
choice made on purpose, didn't want to be tempted to carry too much on my


On 6/15/07, nate armbrust <natearm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for hydration pack recommendations from those who use them. I
> really dislike anything on my back, but after the heat of the Cascade 1200
> last year, I'd like to be better prepared for the PDX to Glacier 1000k in a
> few weeks.
> I'm looking for large capacity (probably 100oz) and some insulation so
> that I don't have to drink 105 degree water.
> Anybody have any favorites?
> Thanks,
> Nate
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