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- 05/11/2010 at 8:31 am #105138Andy NMember
In prep fpr 2011 and read the need to have hydro packs. when I researched these I realise that they are actually small backpags of various sizes & capacity. How do you wear them in relation to one's large backpack…do they fit under, on top or do you modify…would like some advice b4 I buy one, as already have backpack. thanks06/11/2010 at 5:14 am #105137Saloo8Member
Are you carrying your own big pack? If so, I would recommend a way to attach it on the inside of your pack. Most packs (at least the smaller ones) have a velcro tab or similar to 'hang' your hydro pack from and they also have a 'port' where your tube comes through. I have put mine in a few different packs but usually smaller ones.
You really do need to carry your water in this manner as you need to drink so often. When you are halfway up a 3 hour hill and it is taking every ounce of energy to place your feet, you don't want to have to stop to retrieve your drink from your pack.07/11/2010 at 1:27 am #105139
I agree with saloo.
My large pack that I carried myself is able to carry the hydro bladder either inside or outside the pack. I chose to carry it outside in case it burst or leaked so it wouldnt get all my gear wet. Most smaller packs Ive seen have the place on the inside to carry the bladder.
You definately must have one though.07/11/2010 at 1:30 am #105140
Why not go to the local camping store and explain your requirements and get them to show you how its all works !!! Thats what I did.08/11/2010 at 1:27 am #105151Andy NMember
thank you all excellent ideas. i was getting confused i guess as the hydro packs are little back packs & theerfore should be worn as such, but yes nothing stops me from inserting into or attaching to my pack as suggested.
i have not decided if the pack i already own is the "one", so I will go to a store & get a fitting and get some advice .
thanks08/11/2010 at 10:34 am #105154
Not all hydration units have their own back packs. The ones that go in, or on your pack are just a bladder with a tube.
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