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Matrix Hydration Bladder for Body Armor, Backpack, Carriers, Camel Back with Drinking Tube
[BLADDER-01]
$12.00
by Kyle F. Date Added: Saturday 14 April, 2012
I got this a while back, and the cost of buying one of these and one of the nicer hydration carriers is definitely worth it. The bladder itself seems to have a good solid construction and is easy to take apart for cleaning/drying. Between the design and the Condor hydration carrier I have, I have never had a leak or any problems with the water heating up in the 90 degree (F) heat I usually play in, and having the extra insulation on the tube really helps keep your next drink from being a gulp of hot stale water (or whatever you're putting in there). The only thing I'd like to see is a clip to keep the tube from flopping around, but some creative looping and tucking seems to do the trick with my vest, and it's not enough of a problem to keep it from 5 stars.

PROS:
-Insulated tube
-No leaks
-Durable design
-When used in conjunction with a carrier, it'll keep the water a drinkable temperature
-Easy deconstruction/cleaning

CONS:
-No way to readily keep the tube attached to your loadout (just being creative with its placement will solve this though)
-Takes its time drying after cleaning, but you're just going to fill it up with water again anyway so it's sort of a non issue

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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