Water

Can anyone comment on what kind of a water pack (Like the Camelback Mule and
similar packs that have a bladder inside) is suitable for trials MUni? I would
like to be able to jump just as high with or without the pack (even when the
pack is full of water). Basically I don’t want a pack that I have to remove
every time I want to try something cool.

Chris Reeder


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Re: Water

I’ve been using a CamelBak Bandido. It is a fanny pack system that holds 64 oz
of water. Unfortunately CamelBak no longer makes the Bandido. However, CamelBak
is now makeing a 45 oz fanny pack called the FlashFlo.

The fanny pack style works great. They stay in place when you jump so there is
no need to take it off when jumping. The FlashFlo should be a winner for muni.

The backpack style systems don’t work well for muni because they jump right off
your back when you jump. Even adding a waist strap to a backpack style system
(like the MULE) won’t keep the pack on your back when you jump. The fanny pack
style is the only way to go.

You can see the FlashFlo at http://www.camelbak.com

I need to remember to write CamelBak and give them the once over for
discontinuing the Bandido.

Hydrate or die! john_childs

From: Chris and Jennifer Reeder
>Can anyone comment on what kind of a water pack (Like the Camelback Mule and
>similar packs that have a bladder inside) is suitable for trials MUni? I would
>like to be able to jump just as high with or without the pack (even when the
>pack is full of water). Basically I don’t want a pack that I have to remove
>every time I want to try something cool.
>
>Chris Reeder
>
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Re: Water

Hello Chris.

I use the French-made Zefal Dakar backpack:

http://www.unicyclesource.com/Zefal_(4_items)13127.html

It’s smaller than most waterpacks and is quite comfortable. Capacity is 1.5
liter and has plenty of space for tools. I travel light:

  • 4-inch adjustable wrench
  • 2 Allen wrenches (seat post pinch bolts and crank pinch bolts on DM ATU
    or Vortex)
  • Patch kit for tube
  • Second Wind air pump with 2 CO2 bottles (also serves as a hand pump when you
    run out of CO2)
  • Lightweight rain parka ($1.00 at K-mart)
  • Clif bar

-John

----- Original Message ----- From: “Chris and Jennifer Reeder”
<cjreeder@yahoo.com> To: <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Wednesday, August 02,
2000 12:18 AM Subject: Water

> Can anyone comment on what kind of a water pack (Like the Camelback Mule and
> similar packs that have a bladder inside) is suitable for trials MUni? I would
> like to be able to jump just as high with or without the pack (even when the
> pack is full of water). Basically I don’t want a pack that I have to remove
> every time I want to try something cool.
>
> Chris Reeder
>
> __________________________________________________
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Re: Water

Chris,

I support what J. Childs wrote about the FlashFlo CamelBack hydration
system. I've used the FlashFlo and it works well and stays in position
better than the Mule. Its urine bag holds 40 oz. You can use a urine bag
(100 oz) from the other hydration models to increase capacity. I've been
able to squeeze in 60 oz which is an extra bottle of water. Keeping the bags
clean is a pain though. Later.

“The Muniac”