Posted May 11, 2002 - 09:03 PM
I know MSR makes one but it only holds 54oz. I want one that uses a 100oz bladder.
Been away for about a month. I like the new site.
Posted May 12, 2002 - 04:13 AM
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Posted May 14, 2002 - 05:23 AM
Posted May 14, 2002 - 05:55 AM
emcdan- The support for the Sierra club is pretty much a myth. They are a business and they advertised in their rag so everyone jumped on them. Then a year later they had a rouge employee that spouted off how pro enviroment he was and it didn't represent the views of the company. And we all jumped on the company for that. In the mean time a bunch of riders emailed the company asking what the deal was and wondered where the support was and they got it in the last year or so in the form of magazine ads, sponsorship of races etc...
Their only flaw is they have a product that sells to both sides of the fence. They are trying to stay out of the taking sides.
Here are a few links:
Pretty Good RMD Thread.
I don't work for Camelbak or anything but I just bought my drink system recently and heard the myth about their support for the Sierra Club. I almost sent mine back until I found the links above.
Plus the 02' Blowfish works very nice easily fits over my Roost2 Chest protector. Also the bladder has a hole big enough to put your hand in to clean.
Posted May 14, 2002 - 09:01 PM
What several of us do is use the release zip ties (RZTs) that are on the bike, e.g. the ones that hold down the TPS wire to the frame, to attach the camelback to the chest protector. (Then of course, replace them with standard zip ties.) I use them by routing the RZTs through the holes on the front of my chest protector that is just below my armpits. Then, I wrap the RZT around the strap for my camelback and cinch it down. Now the chest proector carries the load of my backpack and it keeps the straps from digging into my armpit. Here's a picture of me with where you can see what it looks like (look near the Fox logo on my chest protector) :
Because I'm using RZTs, it goes on and comes off easily. But I'm still pondering a way to attach them so I only have to don one piece of equipment instead of two.
[ May 14, 2002: Message edited by: Rich in Orlando ]
Posted May 14, 2002 - 12:23 PM
Posted May 14, 2002 - 12:55 PM
Camelback is making a heavier duty setup for the military, all cordura, lasts alot longer than the thin nylon setup.
I get mine from Eagle industries. I have both a big one Hawg and a smaller one mule (could have that backwards). Pay a little more, but they last alot longer.
Posted May 14, 2002 - 02:19 PM
Posted May 15, 2002 - 06:44 PM
Posted May 15, 2002 - 07:36 PM
I just wear it over my CP and cinch down the straps good because they do need to be held to your back pretty well if you have any weight in them. I also wear a Fox enduro fanny pack with all my tools etc. Man, I got straps going every which way. Everything seems to fit well together, though and I don't even notice the load or bulk when I'm riding. Getting all three pieces off and on takes a couple minutes, but no big deal.