The Hydrapak Reversible ReservoirsTurn inside out for easy cleaning. Lifetime guarantee against leakage on Reversible Reservoir Drink System Reversible reservoirTurns inside out for easy cleaning Easy Flo valve has soft-bite activation and comes with bases for 0 and 90-degree routing New valve allows removal of drinkTube with no leakage from reservoir Plug-n-Play valved set can be used with old Hydrapak reservoirs Reservoir sets include Surge Bite Valve, magnetic Quantum clip, 36" Bi
Strengths: the bladder holds it's shape, fully reversable for cleaning/drying
Weaknesses: magnet tube catch system, new reduced tube size, no clasp to attach to older bags
I bought this as a replacement for my original hydrapak reversable bladder. I have the one with the centre spacing rib that helps to hold the bladder in the right shape as it empties. This fearture works great allowing you to get the last drop of fluid out and keeping the bladder nicely centred and upright in your pack.
Unfortunately the upgraded tube retaining system of a small magnet is useless, It has too little retaining strength so jumps off at the first sign of rough terrain and due to it's small size it requires too much acccuracy to get it back in the right spot while riding. I put the old velcro retainer back on problem fixed.
The other major backwards move with this reservoir is the down sizing of the drinking tube size. It makes it alot harder to get fuild through the bite valve and I have noticed that i am drinking less on my rides (not good) due to struggling to get enough fuild through on those quick sucks in tricky terrain.