Bladders For Backpacks
SHARKMOUTH Tactical MOLLE Hydration Pack Backpack 900D with 2L Leak-Proof Water Bladder, Keep Liquids Cool for Up to 4 Hours, Daypack for Hiking, Cycling, Running, Hunting, USA Flag Patch
This Bladders For Backpacks almost got 3 stars and it almost got 5 stars. I’m not sure how I feel about it after going on a few 8 mile hikes and a couple of runs. I’m 5’9, 155 pounds, and this backpack still manages to not adjust correctly. I did in fact not receive the rotatable clip for holding the tip of my water nozzle, but the company made it right so I’m not going to fuss about it. In fact, the customer service was very pleasant to deal with and responded very quickly.
Cons: The backpack sits too low on your back (touching your butt); which is not good for running or hiking long treks. If you want the sternum straps to actually be on your sternum and not below your breasts (or chest), then the backpack will be touching the top of your butt. See my photos and you can see where the straps sit on my front side. This backpack would have gotten higher ratings if the top strap was removable and adjustable in that manner.
As far as cons go, that’s about it. The backpack doesn’t sit right for long runs, but is not bad for short jogs under a couple of miles. So I would give it 3 stars for running.
This backpack gets between 4 and 5 stars for hiking, but gets uncomfortable after 5 or 6 miles of steep inclines.
Pros: Nice, compact backpack for throwing a few snacks and a lightweight rain jacket into.
The insulated pocket for the water bladder keeps the water cold for a couple of hours on warmer days and several hours on cooler days (given you add ice).
. Perfect amount of pockets and zippers for organizing your smaller gear like flashlights, keys, pocket knives, snacks, phones, headphones, etc.
.This backpack took a while to get wet when it started snowing on my last hike, but it’s small enough to fit under a rain coat to keep everything dry if need be.
.I love the looks and material of this backpack; it does not feel cheap in any way. The zippers have held up very nicely. The patch it comes with is awesome.
So all in all, it depends on how extreme of a runner\hiker you are. You can also ride dirtbikes with this as it works just fine. If you aren’t going on some crazy long day trip: then this is probably for you. I will continue using this for my less extreme adventures, but not so much for anything over 10 miles.Promised Review By Angela Smith