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Water Buffalo Hydration Pack Backpack Water Backpack 2L Water Bladder

Last Updated: September 20, 2021 (Refresh Now)
8.1
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
999
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Review Analysis - 896 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Body
 473
bladder, backpack, bag, comfortable, pack
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Really durable material  ...  "
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" ...  This is made very well, great quality backpack!  ...  "
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" ...  There is a big container for water and still some room to store extra items.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits 3 liters and the bag has many pockets to fit other things.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great water companion for my son's skiing adventures!  ...  "
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" ...  It is big enough to hold 2L of water and has a small Velcro pocket in the front.  ...  "
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" ...  The nylon materials are good, it is sturdily made, it has a small pouch for carrying some things, and a good bungee-style strap to hold other things. ... and the ability to have the tube come out on either shoulder is great.  ...  "
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" ...  It is more comfortable than I imagined it would be. ... I hope to be able to use it on a longer hike in Big Bend soon.  ...  "
Usage
 229
trip, hikes, running, easy to use, kids
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Works great and this is a view from our hiking route.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this for my son.  ...  "
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" ...  This makes it easy to drink while running with very little hand movement, and therefore your running stride is not affected. ... The internal bladder has a large opening and is easy to fill.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this product to take on girls trip and to float the river.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a great size for kids and adults  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my 12 year old son. ... He just uses it for camping and light hiking. ... Definitely not a bad purchase for a back up or for kids.  ...  "
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" ...  I've taken it hiking 2 times and it's been perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for skiing and hiking.  ...  "
Body / Water Resistance
 191
bladder, buffalo, pack, hiking, hike
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Loves how it keeps water cool for 6+ hours on back of a marching bander ... Nice feature of keeping water from spilling out of spout.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this water pack weekly and it is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth buying if you're looking into a backpack that can hold water  ...  "
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" ...  I had a couple questions for the folks at Water Buffalo and they replied in less the 24 hours with a very personable and detailed reply.  ...  "
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" ...  A good amount of water for one person.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it the water stayed cold and it held a lot of water  ...  "
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" ...  Great water bag!  ...  "
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" ...  Love this water buffalo backpack , so lite and easy to use .  ...  "
Body / Storage
 148
backpack, pockets, bladder, snacks, water
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Really like the pockets on the outside.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the size, lightweight materials and extra room for snacks and other smaller items.  ...  "
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" ...  Has multiple pockets for small things (mints, gum, compass).  ...  "
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" ...  we'll see how it holds up.  ...  "
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" ...  There is space in front of the inner bladder for personal items like wallet and keys and a compact poncho, and emergency blanket, a Velcro pocket for snack bars and a very compact first aid kit, and a bungee where you can attach a compact microfiber towel in a rip stop waterproof pouch.  ...  "
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" ...  Was looking for a cheap quick and easy hydration backpack that does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  It would be better if it had a little more space for edibles or other items, but overall excellent product.  ...  "
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" ...  -Bag is well made and seals well (ONCE filled, not during filling)  ...  "
Body / Build Quality
 128
bladder, mouthpiece, bag, straps, mouth
+55%
-45%
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" ...  Bag is sturdy but still lightweight.  ...  "
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" ...  took maybe 3 refills for the plastic-y taste to go away. ... but it seems solid enough.  ...  "
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" ...  Did a 8 mile hike after being 6 months post op hip surgery and never felt heavy or weighed down by it.  ...  "
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" ...  Handy but sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  The backpack is definitely durable and can hold weight if need be for running.  ...  "
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" ...  It's been very durable so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Well made & designed. ... Pack has chest strap/buckle to evenly distribute weight, and there are additional pockets for personal items.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that it comes with the mouth piece cap,, prevents leaking and ensures cleanliness  ...  "
Body / Size
 117
bag, pocket, hydration, perfect size, wallet
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Love my new hydration pack, just the size I needed!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice little pack too.  ...  "
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" ...  The pocket holds a small snack, keys, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  but I do worry how secure things will be in the front pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  It is lightweight.  ...  "
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" ...  This pack fits perfectly and can easily carry essential gear for a few hours out on a trail.  ...  "
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" ...  Very lightweight and fits perfect to go for a run/hike.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and comes in handy!  ...  "
Usage / For Travel
 110
trip, hikes, bike rides, camping, hydration
+94%
-6%
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" ...  My wife and I just started walking and hiking and this has been a wonderful product to have  ...  "
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" ...  I've taken it hiking 2 times and it's been perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is a great compact hydration pack perfect for urban or trail day hikes or festivals/events.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this to use on motorcycle trips and just a convenient easy way to have water and carry some extra items under your vest  ...  "
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" ...  We just recently took a trip and did some backcountry hiking. ... This is the best purchase I made for my trip and at that price, IT'S SO WORTH IT!  ...  "
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" ...  Used this for my grand canyon trip.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm ready to go hiking!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for hiking and I'm more than satisfied with my purchase.  ...  "
Body / Fit
 95
water, pack, zipper, backpack, straps
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Holds lots of water, easy to fill, straw hose easy to assemble, works well.  ...  "
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" ...  What I can say so far is that I am about average build -- 5'10" 165 -- and this pack fits very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The clips on both sides are great for holding the hose in place.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that i was able to fit my phone, cigarette’s, vape, big bottle of vape juice in it plus my wallet.  ...  "
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" ...  I also really like the small pockets to put keys, wallet, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  He's 14 but he's 5'8, and it fits/works perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  It is big enough to hold 2L of water and has a small Velcro pocket in the front.  ...  "
Body / Comfort
 93
straps, chest, mouth, easy to use, comfortable to wear
+82%
-18%
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" ...  It's sturdy, wears well and honestly fit well and feels like you are hardly wearing anything.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size and comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps it in your mouth so you don't lose while on the move.  ...  "
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" ...  It's comfortable and holds enough water to get me through my day  ...  "
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" ...  The shoulder clips put the nozzle right in easy reach and drinking is as easy as biting with my back teeth and sucking.  ...  "
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" ...  They were comfortable for us adults to wear and the kids begged to wear them the entire time.  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight and comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and fits both under a armored jacket and over an armored vest and shirt.  ...  "
Price
 81
money, value, point, expensive, camelback
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Quality is descent and price was reasonable.  ...  "
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" ...  great quality and price when compared to more expensive camelback.  ...  "
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" ...  Cheaper packs can be found, but this is definitely a good bang for your buck.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall you cannot beat this for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Either way, for the price and comfort, I couldn't have made a better purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  An absolute steal for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product with out the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Great value compared to a camelback.  ...  "
Usage / For Running
 63
hiking, biking, runs, mountain biking, trail
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Used with bike rides.  ...  "
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" ...  works well for a long bike ride  ...  "
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" ...  I use the pouch for my keys while jogging.  ...  "
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" ...  purchased for my walks and light MTB riding.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this for cycling.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for while I go running.  ...  "
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" ...  Just finished my first 6 mile run and it worked as expected I run long distance daily and these bags usually hold up pretty well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well when hiking and Biking.  ...  "
Marketplace
 58
amazon, arrived, return window, received, returning
+52%
-48%
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" ...  Thanks again guys, take care!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  If there was, it would be 5 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly, everything was correct.  ...  "
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" ...  Great item excellent price, quality product as described would recommend would buy from seller again  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise, it works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived really fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfect and as described. ... Received in about 2 days.  ...  "
Cleaning
 44
cleaning, bladder, water, easy to clean, hose
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Easy to fill and rinse out.  ...  "
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" ...  They shipped the cleaning kit with it separately.  ...  "
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" ...  Initially, I had some trouble with a leak, but I later found out that it was due to a built-in mechanism for easy cleaning of the bladder.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing company as I wrote about proper cleaning techniques and they were quick to respond.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems sturdy, water tight, comfortable to wear and not too hard to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fill and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple and clean looking.  ...  "
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" ...  The cap that goes over the bite-valve keeps it clean and sanitary, and detaching and re-attaching the tubing to the bag is really easy with a quick release button. ... You'll need a lot of grip strength to clean it otherwise.  ...  "
Usage / Ease
 37
easy, difficult, easy to fill, easy to clean, pack
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Easy to fill without removing the bladder and holds just the right amount of gear.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Light and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes it easy to see which pack belongs to which boy.  ...  "
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" ...  I never had issues with it and it was easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The bit valved worked great, no leaks and easy to sip.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  It is also fairly easy to clean.  ...  "
Reliability
 32
started leaking, days, month, weeks, bladder
+44%
-56%
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" ...  Started leaking after only a few uses.  ...  "
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" ...  Less than 3 months old and only used a handful of times and the bladder has sprung a leak already.  ...  "
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" ...  Started leaking after one day of use  ...  "
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" ...  It developed a hole and leaked after less than a month.  ...  "
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" ...  She got around to using it approximately a month after I purchased it.  ...  "
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" ...  Started leaking after first use, very disappointed.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the back pack a few weeks ago but recently used it.  ...  "
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" ...  I just threw this into the garbage after trying it for a couple months.  ...  "
Body / Design
 27
design, look, feels, looks and feels, good quality
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Looks good, good quality  ...  "
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" ...  It looks good and fits great.  ...  "
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" ...  Stylish design and functional.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks and feels amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I just received mine, at first look I love it. ... Sturdy and nice looking.  ...  "
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" ...  The bladder looks like a good quality that will hold up.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good quality materials and the color look great, it has 4 paddings on the back side and easy to adjust.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels great.  ...  "
Usage / For Kids
 24
son, daughter, son wears, boys, adults
+92%
-8%
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" ...  One for each of my boys ... We were able to buy them in our kids favorite colors too!  ...  "
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" ...  This is exactly what my child needed for our hikes.  ...  "
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" ...  perfect size for my young daughters.  ...  "
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" ...  This pack was great for my 9 year old daughter to use and she loved the colors.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my 12 year old son. ... Definitely not a bad purchase for a back up or for kids.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids have thanked me every day for these!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my 11-year old son who wears out riding his scooter and bike.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my children and they love using these on our hikes.  ...  "
Marketplace / Returns
 24
return window, returning, replacement, amazon, returned
+17%
-83%
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" ...  I have time to return this but it's to late to expect a replacement by tomorrow.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately it took me too long to use it and it passed the return period.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, I tried to use this back pack after the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  So disappointed that it’s past the return time else I’ll return it  ...  "
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" ...  Will have to send this one back.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this for a while so I'm not able to return it but I've only used it about 5 times.  ...  "
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" ...  I am 1 day out of the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it and was sent a new one.  ...  "
Marketplace / Marketplace
 24
works, seller, advertised, would, buy
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Recommend this seller and product.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise, it works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Showed up promptly.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordering a second one .  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks again guys, take care!  ...  "
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" ...  Super thankful for it- speedily shipped, too.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in on time works as advertised  ...  "
Body / Weight
 20
weight, weight and easy, well, super light weight, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  Super light weight and easy to wear.  ...  "
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" ...  Built well with light weight materials and fits nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light weight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Well made, light weight, and it's even attractive.  ...  "
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" ...  It's light weight and easy to fill.  ...  "
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" ...  Super light weight and easy to fill.  ...  "
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" ...  It was well packaged and light weight another great feature.  ...  "
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" ...  weight with perfect stability and reliability.  ...  "
Dry
 18
bladder, water, dry the bladder, opening, thing
+22%
-78%
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" ...  Makes it difficult to get ice and water in without making a mass and could not get bladder dry after - it molded after 1 use. ... Again, the opening was not big enough to allow it to air dry.  ...  "
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" ...  Rinsed the bladder with lemon juice and air dried but still have black mold so I can through it away.  ...  "
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" ...  UPDATE: The hydration bladder does NOT dry. ... It's a biohazard as mold and mildew can easily grow if it's not able to dry.  ...  "
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" ...  The opening to fill the bladder is too small and you can’t get in to dry the bladder  ...  "
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" ...  I did not realize when I bought this that it is virtually impossible to dry the bladder of this thing.  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaint is that the hole is on the smaller side, making it difficult to dry out after using  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing I don't like is the bladder is very difficult to dry out.  ...  "
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" ...  The star rating is purely for the difficulty of cleaning and drying the bladder.  ...  "
Color
 18
colors, well, love the color, options, loved
+100%
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" ...  Love the color arrangement.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that there are color options and lots of storage.  ...  "
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" ...  We were able to buy them in our kids favorite colors too!  ...  "
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" ...  The color of the bag is good.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great color and truly lightweight.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the blue color!  ...  "
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" ...  I just loved the color.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good quality materials and the color look great, it has 4 paddings on the back side and easy to adjust.  ...  "
Cooling
 17
ice, cold, put, opening, keeps
+65%
-35%
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" ...  It holds a nice amount of water & keeps it cold for a while.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps water cold  ...  "
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" ...  The larger opening on the Camelbak made it easier to add ice and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Sits snugly on my back, holds plenty of water and ice.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that because the backpack is a little larger I can fit a slim ice pack or two to keep the water ice cold at all times.  ...  "
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" ...  Holds the perfect amount of water and ice for what I need.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to fill with water and ice and doesn’t leak.  ...  "
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" ...  Holds enough water for two people and keeps it cold.  ...  "
Body / Cover
 17
pouch, pocket, zippered, snacks, zipper
+82%
-18%
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" ...  I also love there is still a zippered pouch and velcro outer pouch and bungie cords on the very outside to allow extra's along my hike like a couple snacks, my wallet and keys.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the small pouch for snacks  ...  "
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" ...  Love the bag!  ...  "
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" ...  Zippered pocket is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  I would prefer a zipper pocket but it is fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Pay a little more and get a better quality bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Really good bag!  ...  "
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" ...  If I had to pick a nit, I'd wish for another pouch or two, but honestly, for what I do, I get by without any difficulties.  ...  "
Marketplace / Delivery
 16
received, product, upon, time, packaging
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  I received this in the mail last week, and finally opened it.  ...  "
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" ...  Just received the pack on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Received it a day early.  ...  "
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" ...  Received in about 2 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Super thankful for it- speedily shipped, too.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered it Thursday and it arrived Friday, even though I live in a rural area.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly, everything was correct.  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived on time and as advertised.  ...  "
Usage / As Gift
 11
bought, perfect, friend, christmas, one
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  I can’t wait to see my hubby’s face when he gets it on Christmas  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for my friend.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for my  ...  "
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" ...  He loved it, said it was the perfect gift and not too bulky.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought one of these packs for myself and one for my sister as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  We ordered these as gifts for graduating seniors, and they are great.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a gift for my grandson.  ...  "
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" ...  The camelback was a gift and know it will be helpful in keeping them hydrated.  ...  "
Performance
 11
done, affordable, outdoor, gets, runs
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  Quality product that does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  It was tight but it did it's job!  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  It is affordable and gets the job done while supporting a great cause.  ...  "
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" ...  As I am not a hardcore outdoor person, this is more my speed anyway.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it on my outdoor runs and never had issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  It does it’s job  ...  "
Storage
 9
space, small, wish, options, love
+100%
comment
" ...  Only thing keeping it from 5 stars is storage size.  ...  "
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" ...  Storage was handy for the small items needed when running.  ...  "
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" ...  Small storage space for keys and phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Storage pocket could be just slightly bigger.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that there are color options and lots of storage.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very sleek, the straw is nice, and there’s just enough storage space for your essentials.  ...  "
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" ...  Great size and storage space.  ...  "
Features
 8
features, well, nice, looking, design
+100%
comment
" ...  Well made and light.  ...  "
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" ...  Have used it a couple of times now - thoughtfully built with some nice features.  ...  "
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" ...  It was well packaged and light weight another great feature.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend it if you're looking for something practical and light.  ...  "
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" ...  Light and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It has all the features and comfort that I was looking for.  ...  "
Marketplace / Product As Described
 7
advertised, looks, like, described, came
+100%
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Looks just like the pic.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Exactly as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Came in on time works as advertised  ...  "
comment
" ...  Otherwise, it works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfect and as described.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Came just as advertised.  ...  "
Marketplace / Defective Delivery
 5
opened, week, valve, upon, returned
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  Torn upon arrival.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Maybe I received a returned item, but product quality remains questionable.  ...  "
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" ...  When I opened the valve was broken apart.  ...  "
Usage / Setup
 4
easy, valve, setup, clean
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Easy setup, clean up.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I had to look it up on YouTube to set it up.  ...  "
comment
" ...  No issues with leakage and the clips for the tube made access easy while running.  ...  "
Usage / Capacity
 4
house, pack, one, little, like
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I will recommend to friends and family.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A little extra room for a snack and or your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The one thing I'd like better is that there could be a little more room inside the pack so I can bring more essentials.  ...  "
Sound / Sound Quality
 4
festival
+100%
comment
" ...  I bought this to attend a music festival and it worked exactly as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for music festival.  ...  "
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" ...  I can't wait to keep using it for hikes and music festivals (one day hopefully)  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and works hear  ...  "
Sound
 4
festival, small, bladder
+100%
comment
" ...  I bought this to attend a music festival and it worked exactly as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for music festival.  ...  "
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" ...  I can't wait to keep using it for hikes and music festivals (one day hopefully)  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and works hear  ...  "
Body / Pipe
 4
used, bladder, water
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  But when I tried to use it I couldn't get any water through the hose.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The hose is not very pliable.  ...  "
Battery
 4
new, company, pack, mouthpiece
+100%
comment
" ...  Had a small issue with a clip, but seller quickly provided new free of charge and like next day.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Due to sensory processing issues he chewed through the mouthpiece and the company is sending me a new mouthpiece free of charge.  ...  "
comment
" ...  These were a life saver.  ...  "
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" ...  I notified the company in an attempt to purchase just a bite valve and they immediately shipped me a replacement, free of charge!  ...  "
Battery / Charging
 3
new, company, mouthpiece
+100%
comment
" ...  Had a small issue with a clip, but seller quickly provided new free of charge and like next day.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Due to sensory processing issues he chewed through the mouthpiece and the company is sending me a new mouthpiece free of charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I notified the company in an attempt to purchase just a bite valve and they immediately shipped me a replacement, free of charge!  ...  "

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