Unigear Nylon Bladder Backpack Hydration System

Last updated: October 20, 2021

Unigear Nylon Bladder Backpack Hydration System

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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

Thanks to the adjustable shoulder, chest and waist straps on this hydration system, you'll get a perfect fit every time. The bladder was upgraded to be more lightweight, making it easier to carry on long hikes. Each bladder is able to hold up to two-liters of water, while the included backpack also offers pockets for your phone, keys and wallet.

In our analysis of 70 expert reviews, the Unigear Nylon Bladder Backpack Hydration System placed 1st when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

FIT PERFECTLY: pack size of 16.5 x 8 x 6.0 inch with adjustable shoulder/ chest/waist straps, will fit chest size teenagers/kids with 27″ up to adults (men and women) with 50″. The chest and waist straps make sure the pack does not bounce when you move. LIGHTWEIGHT & SPLASH RESISTANCE & DURABLE: Upgraded lightweight and Splash Resistance nylon with 2 Liter balder (in total 1.1 lb) to reduce your load and protect your belongs stay dry in light rain, and its double built-in waist straps improve its wear and tear resistance to ensure the pack’s life last longer. REPLACEABLE 2L BLADDER: Includes a 2 Liter/ 70z BPA free bladder which keeps you hydrated. Its air flow system also keeps the water fairly cool. Includes screw cap for a adding small ice cubes for cooker drink for one day hiking, cycling, running or riding. SMALL FRONT POCKET: The pack designed for RACING especially with a SMALL FRONT PACKET, it can ONLY hold an iPhone 6S plus, a bunch of keys and one or one two granola bars just like other customers said. 180 DAYS AFTER-SALE SERVICE : If for any reason you are not satisfied with this product, please contact customer immediately, and we will help you to solve your problem asap. The Leaking problem can NOT be avoided 100% even we have done 100% checking work before sending it to you. If happens, please contact us immediately.

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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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