FREEMOVE Water Bladder & Cooler Bag Fully Adjustable Hydration Pack

Last updated: October 20, 2021

FREEMOVE Water Bladder & Cooler Bag Fully Adjustable Hydration Pack

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We looked at the top Hydration Systems and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Hydration System you should buy.

Overall Take

Made using a flexible TPU material, this hydration pack is comfortable to wear and easy to move around in. Users will appreciate that the backpack is waterproof, especially when rain showers make an appearance. Of course, the adjustable straps and added insulation that keep water cool for up to five hours are also welcome features.

In our analysis of 70 expert reviews, the FREEMOVE Water Bladder & Cooler Bag Hydration Pack placed 7th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

WELL THOUGHT OUT DESIGN. Our hydration pack is made of high quality, durable and waterproof Ripstop material & best-quality zippers. Lightweight and comfortable with lots of pockets. The Air Flow system prevents sweating & provides comfort. Very functional and easy to use. FULLY ADJUSTABLE to any body size. This hydration backpack camelback with a dedicated hydro compartment is suitable for men, women and kids! The high reflective elements built-in will perfectly ensure your visibility & safety at day or night

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Great storage compartments, Insulation keeps food items at ambient temperatures even in hot weather, Light weight, Comfortable.
Freemove’s innovative design includes a cooler bag that will keep your water cool in this Water Cooler hydration bag. The pack’s water bladder pack holds 2L and is made of a flexible and durable BPA-free TPU material. There is no plastic taste lingering in the bottle and a soft bite mouthpiece allows you to drink the water with ease.
This hydration pack is designed to do more than just carry your water. You’ll appreciate all the additional pockets, elastic and detachable pouches to help you stay organized while on the go.

What experts didn't like

Lack of choice for colors. Tube slightly stiff at first and difficult to get water out.
The removable water bladder may start leaking quickly. And occasionally the cap on the spout may not fasten securely, which can also cause it to leak.

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Overview

Hydration is important when you’re engaged in strenuous activities, particularly while outdoors on a hot day. Whether you’re cycling to work, hiking or indulging in some other type of sporting activity, keeping fluids in your system is essential. Without it, you could start suffering from dehydration, which can include a drop in energy, headaches and dizziness. If left unchecked, dehydration can even cause fainting.

But dragging along enough water to last for hours can be tough, especially if you’re trying to keep your load light. Hydration systems are designed to make it easy to stay hydrated without having to deal with water bottles. A hydration backpack affixes to your body to keep your hands free, so you can focus on the day’s activities. You’ll drink through a tube that serves as a giant, flexible, leakproof straw.

Before you start shopping, consider whether you want an all-in-one hydration backpack or a separate water bladder that you can slide into whatever pack you’re carrying. You can save money and get more versatility from a hydration bladder, but you’ll need to consider how you’ll attach it to your body or bicycle to keep your hands free.

The type of activity you’re doing will also affect which hydration pack you choose. “Many manufacturers have tailored the design of their packs in terms of weight distribution, the location of straps and its profile to your body’s movement,” says our home goods expert Vicki Liston. “Cycling systems, for example, will fit differently on your body than a running or hiking system.”

Since most hydration packs feature similar water capacity, pay close attention to the weight and size of the model you choose so that you can keep your load as light as possible while you’re out and about.

As for the bladder itself, there are plenty of features to consider before you buy. You’ll want a hydration system that doesn’t leak, as well as one that insulates the liquids inside to keep them cool as long as possible. That means the tube that runs from the bag to your mouth should also be insulated to keep the liquid cool as it moves through.

The opening on some hydration systems is small, which will keep you from being able to insert ice cubes or get in to clean it. Look for one that allows for this if you plan to use ice, or you’re concerned about keeping it clean. You’ll be glad, in the end, that you chose one that makes clean-up easy.

Lastly, there’s safety as a consideration. Some consumers prefer to steer clear of materials made with BPA, so you’ll want to search for one that promises to be BPA free if this is important to you. Some hydration bladders are also antibacterial, which will help protect against mold forming, even if you accidentally leave liquid in the pack for days at a time.

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