Sette Flopak Hydration System Water Carrier

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 14, 2010]
marsh rider
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

*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.

Similar Products Used:

Small Camelbak

[Dec 26, 2009]
pauljolly65Q
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Soft vinyl tubing leaves wicked plastic taste in water.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Camelback

[Nov 22, 2009]
InlandEmpireMTB
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Cheap, lots of pockets.

Weakness:

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.

Great price, poor bite valve.

Similar Products Used:

Camelback.

[Oct 15, 2009]
PacNW
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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?

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

camelpak, water bottles

[Jul 25, 2009]
falcon1984
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Large opening plenty of adjustment quality price

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

No reason to buy those overpriced packs

[Jul 10, 2009]
k1lluaA
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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...

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

camelback, chaep hydration pack.

[Jul 20, 2008]
PAbiker
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lots of usefull pockets, durable, cheap

Weakness:

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

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.

[Sep 03, 2007]
Eric
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

price
tons of adjustability

Weakness:

build quality

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

Similar Products Used:

old camelbaks

[Jul 14, 2007]
Randy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Looks well made.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Camelbaks

[Jul 10, 2007]
Fabian
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Hydrapak, other Sette, Next, Bell

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