Sette Flopak Hydration System Water Carrier

3.81/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marsh rider a Cross Country Rider from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2010

Strengths:    Carry the most water for the least coin. Built strong- not likely to fall apart on you.

Weaknesses:    Poorly thought out design. Couple parts needed reinforced. Low flow bite valve.

Bottom Line:   
*Review of Flowpak, not Max Flowpak*
I have always been a fan of Sette products to the point of purchasing a Sette bike and loving it. However this product misses the mark imo. First of all, the most aggravating part of this is that the bladder cannot be filled while in the pack, unlike a Camelbak. Then, if you completely fill the bladder it will be too big for the pack to close, leaving you with the bladder sticking out the top. I then also had problems with water leaking from somewhere at the bottom, so I had to unscrew the hose from the bladder and add teflon tape to the threads. Where the hose slides onto the plastic connector I tightened with two zip ties and then wrapped with electrical tape to keep the tie stubs from damaging the bladder.
Overall though, these problems can be worked around and if you need to carry lots of water on the cheap, this is probably still your best bet.

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Favorite Trail:   Marsh Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Small Camelbak

Bike Setup:   Sette Ace w/various upgrades

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pauljolly65Q a Cross Country Rider from Santa Rosa, CA

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2009

Strengths:    Comments from others below are accurate--cheap, good storage, comfortable, cheap.

Weaknesses:    Soft vinyl tubing leaves wicked plastic taste in water.

Bottom Line:   
I love everything about this bag except the water tubing. After cleaning it & the bladder, there's still a plastic flavor to the water. Replaced bladder & tubing with a Deuter Streamer & now there's no funky taste.

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Favorite Trail:   Ridge Trail, Annadel

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   Camelback

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky D

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by InlandEmpireMTB a Weekend Warrior from San Bernardino, CA

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap, lots of pockets.

Weaknesses:    Bite valve sucks. Low flow, and the second one I bought leaks (you suck in bubbles with the fluid). I had to tape over the bite valve on/off switch to somewhat seal the leak, it still doesn't work perfect.

Bottom Line:   
Great price, poor bite valve.

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Favorite Trail:   Jedi

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Camelback.

Bike Setup:   2008 Giant Trance X2, mostly stock.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by PacNW a Cross Country Rider from Spokane, wa

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap, tough to destroy(but not necessarily well built), key hook, MP# access, room for a light jacket secure outside of pockets, did I say cheap?

Weaknesses:    Low-flow water valve, poor configuration of pockets, you have to swing it off one shoulder to reach any pocket (no easy access),

Bottom Line:   
A decent, cheap way to carry water on your back. Not a particularly good way to drink water. Held up well after 75 or so uses.

Good backup pack.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   camelpak, water bottles

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel EX8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by falcon1984 a Cross Country Rider from Il

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2009

Strengths:    Large opening plenty of adjustment quality price

Weaknesses:    Should of got bigger pack for $10 more. Things get real tight when filled. Only have a tube first aid kit and hand pump and it barely hits.

Bottom Line:   
Beats all the other over priced packs. Unless you have ape hands there are no problems with the opening size. Water doesn't taste like plastic. Cleaning is easy just empty pull bag through opening let dry. Any remainder can be dried with paper towel.

If you plan to carry any gear get the larger size.

Great product great price. Sette offers some awesome products at great prices matching the quality of other companies. Just ain't paying for some name.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   No reason to buy those overpriced packs


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by k1lluaA a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, Ontario

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2009

Strengths:    good pockets, holds all my gear and keeps my car keys safe. holds 3L of water, and has a valve to turn off when your not using it much. Fill hole is big enough that i can get chunks of ice into it...


Weaknesses:    my back gets a bit sweaty, but its not as bad as my old camelback



Bottom Line:   
For the money i paid for this pack, i am thoroughly impressed. i mean, ive owned a camelback, and i like this one better, mainly cause its just as good in every aspect of a camelback of the same size, and its like half the price.

awesome pack.

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Favorite Trail:   Hardwood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   camelback, chaep hydration pack.


Bike Setup:   08 caldera, orig. eggbeater pedals, organic pads, niterider comp.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PAbiker a Downhiller from New Holland, PA

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2008

Strengths:    Lots of usefull pockets, durable, cheap

Weaknesses:    poor bite valve, bladder opening is too small to fit hand in

Bottom Line:   
This pack went through a lot of abuse and is still holding up well. The bite valve is restrictive it requires a lot of force to get water out. It is difficult to clean the bladder because the opening is to small. Overall it is a good pack. If you move the bladder over from another pack it would be a really nice hydration pack.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Price Point


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Weekend Warrior from Incirlik AB, Turkey

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2007

Strengths:    High quality, holds tons of stuff, versitile

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome hydration pack, and is every bit as good as camelbak at a fraction of the cost. The bladder has a nice wide opening. You may need to tighten the tube where it connects to the bladder if it leaks, but not a big deal; tightened it once and been fine since. The bite valve can be tricky, you need to make sure you pull it all the way to get full flow. The hole in the top for headphones is a pretty sweet feature. Overall, I never ride without it.

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Favorite Trail:   Cappadocia

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   camel baks

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakota 29'er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Portage MI USA

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Strengths:    price
tons of adjustability


Weaknesses:    build quality


Bottom Line:   
for the price, it's a great deal. 100oz fuild, lots of pockets.

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   old camelbaks

Bike Setup:   FR/AM oldass schwinn

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Randy a Cross Country Rider from Dalton, GA

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2007

Strengths:    Looks well made.

Weaknesses:    Water from bladder tastes like plastic. Cleaned with bleach and it did not help at all. Bite valve is a joke as it will let only a small amount of water pass through. Straps are too long and have these velcro straps on each end that just makes things too cumbersome.

Bottom Line:   
I made a huge mistake buying this system. If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Of course, if you don't mind your water tasting like plastic, then this item is for you. Personally, I'll steer clear of anything carrying this brand again. Price Point used to be cool. No longer. I'll be buying a Camelbak Mule very soon.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Camelbaks

Bike Setup:   SC Superlight

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fabian a Cross Country Rider from El Paso, TX

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, comfortable, has survived everything I have lived with it. Completely adjustable.

Weaknesses:    Lots of straps (for adjustability) can be confusing to adjust first time.

Bottom Line:   
I mostly used this for long trainings outside of town and for off-road touring.
There may be better packs out there, but not in its price range.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Hydrapak, other Sette, Next, Bell

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fabian a Cross Country Rider from El Paso, TX

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, comfortable, has survived everything I have lived with it. Completely adjustable.

Weaknesses:    Lots of straps (for adjustability) can be confusing to adjust first time.

Bottom Line:   
I mostly used this for long trainings outside of town and for off-road touring.
There may be better packs out there, but not in its price range.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Hydrapak, other Sette, Next, Bell

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR XC

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from LI NY USA

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2007

Strengths:    Color styling

Weaknesses:    Bite valve sucks -
the velcro straps to secure the bladder are cumbersome -


Bottom Line:   
not woth $19 as a hydration pack.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   hydrapack


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dwayne Hamm a Weekend Warrior from Spartanburg, South Carolina

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2007

Strengths:    great price, comparable to any top tier hydration pack.

Weaknesses:    really nothing unless you want a brand

Bottom Line:   
you really can't go wrong with sette. I try lots of stuff and research like crazy before a purchase. if you need a hydration pack, get the max flopak from sette. storage galore, 100 oz of fluid, good looks.

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Favorite Trail:   Alafia River

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   camelback mule

Bike Setup:   trek 3900, marzocchi bomber z1 fork, carbon cockpit

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Weekend Warrior from Poughkeepsie

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2007

Strengths:    Durable, light wieght, compact yet fits plenty of tools or other things you may need.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great value.
I have a lot of Sette products & have yet to be dissapointed by anything they make. The price is just a bonus. If you are considering a new hydration pack or a 1st pack this is a great one.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse + extras

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