Used this for a week and one fine day found the bite valve to be missing. Tried to purchase the part separately, found it on Decathlon UK site but not in India. I suspect the quality of bite valve as it just lasted a week under normal use.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Apologies for the bad experience with the hydration bag. The bite valve should not fall off in a week under normal usage. We did have the bite valves in India before but now it is out of stock. We are trying to get the same in a month. You can check with the closest Decathlon store for a replacement.
Based on some of the old reviews, I didn't wish to buy this bladder. However, there was no other bladder available and I had to get this one. I will say, this bladder is very good. Didn't leak. Was easy to keep myself hydrated. Did not struggle like others to take my water bottle out of the holder. Worth the buy for any trekker!
Easy mechanism for sipping water while trekking
Used it while trekking for 7 days. Water didn't leak at all, so it's good. Easy opening and closing mechanism, I liked it.
easy filling and using
none so far
I have purchased this for use during hikes due to lack of stock in hiking bladders expecting both to be same. The one I've purchased keeps leaking from the black lockable valve even when the valve is set at off position. I've checked whether water was coming just from the bitable mouth piece; but no, the valve itself leaks. So, all my hikes I've water dripping either on my chest, legs or shoes constantly. I've tried different positions to work around the problem but so far it has caused me more trouble than good. I've been using a water bottle after half a dozen patient hikes with this. I request an exchange of this product as it turned out to be useless from the first use itself.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I do personally use the bladder on my cycling expeditions and on my treks. There has never been a case where the valve leaks. Clearly, the particular bladder you have purchased sounds defective. Please visit the store with your bladder and they will be able to let you know if it is defective after an inspection. If they find the product to be defective you can exchange it for a new one.
Deepak Babu E-sport manager DECATHLON
I kept sucking. Very few drops would come out. Did not try it at home. After 4 hours, 2 litres were still on my back. Very severely dehydrated and still carrying the 2 litre load. Instructions never said to bite anywhere to drink it.
Threw it away. Switched to a regular bottle for the next day.
Biting on the plastic pipe is so counter-intiutive. It should have been clearly marked.
Not proper instructions
I got my Water bladder but it doesn't look new to me. It has scratches, dust & some sort of grass particles or something idk. I want to exchange the product before 17th June. I didn't expect this from Decathlon.
product which i received seems a used1
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. The product being in a used condition has never happened before and I apologise for the same. I will check with my internal team as to why and how this has happened. You can apply for a replacement if you have purchased it online, immediately. I will also work on making the product available before the 17th of June. Please reply with an online purchased order number and I will take it forward.
However, If you have purchased in a store you can get a replacement when you visit the store the next time.
Deepak Babu E-sport manager DECATHLON
Using it with Btwin 500 hydration backpack
Easy to fill, cleaning is simple
Waterflow is less when bite tip is attached
Excellent value and for me important that very easy to clean
No leaks, satisfied with the bladder. However, I'd like to suggest to the R&D team to include a cap for the bite valve, covering it against sweat and dust. Also, would be good to see a detachable (screw/clip-on mechanism) hose, makes the cleaning/drying process easier.
After years of using bladders with a fill cap on the front, I can't believe how much better designed this product is. Easy to fill/re-fill and NO MORE LEAKS!
Valve seems to need a lot of sucking to draw the water through, but once flowing it is fine.
Easy slide top opening
Valve seems to need lots of suck to draw water