I picked up an Outdoor hydration pack (the style is Dune) at a BJ’s wholesale club. It’s the same thing as Sam’s Club. Anyway, it was on sale for only $16, so I couldn’t resist. I’ve seen the same exact thing in Wal-mart for $30.
It may not be a Camelbak, but for the price it seems really nice. I haven’t actually taken it on any long rides, but I like the features. The bladder can be frozen, so I can put some water in it, freeze it, then fill it up when I’m ready to go. It has a sternum strap and waist belt so it won’t move around while I’m riding. It also has a padded back and shoulder straps to make it more comfy!
The bite valve says “Bite me”. It works well. No water drips out when it’s not being pressed down.
Holds 2 liters of water
Has 4 zippered pockets, plus the compartment for the bladder
Sternum strap and waist belt
730 cubic inches
15.5"H x 7"W x 6.5"D
I’ve made a gallery with some pictures of it: http://gallery.unicyclist.com/view_album.php?page=1
The box says it has a lifetime guarantee, and I found on the website www.outdoorproducts.com that I can just send it in if anything goes wrong with it. Some of their packs are on the website, but I couldn’t find any hydration packs.
Once I’ve had some more experience with this pack and have used it for a while, I’ll post an update on how it’s holding up.