Page Type Gear Review
Object Title FlashFlo
Manufacturer CamelBak
Page By mpbro
Page Type Mar 28, 2002 / Mar 28, 2002
Object ID 198
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This hip-mounted system is lightweight and super stable; carries as much as a double water-bottle waist pack

  • 45-ounce reservoir, perfect for cycling, day hiking or running

  • Side cinch compression is easy to use and keeps load stable

  • Breathable mesh waistbelt provides stability without heat build-up

  • Dual Tube Traps(TM) route delivery tube for easy access; HydroLock(TM) shuts of flow for leak-proof transport

  • External zip pocket for wallet, keys or energy bars, with additional storage inside reservoir compartment

  • Reflective to improve visibility


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mpbro - Mar 28, 2002 3:29 pm - Voted 4/5

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I run with this thing, and I like it a lot. In my opinion, a running hydration system should:

  • Hold 3 hours' worth of water.

  • Have a compact profile to inhibit the weight of the water from shifting from side to side.

  • Hold a limited amount of stuff (gloves, Gu, key).

This product does well on all three accounts. The profile could be more compact. There is a lot of leftover space in the pouch that holds the water bladder. This is frustrating when you see that the other pouch doesn't hold much of anything. The bladder should be longer, like a hot dog, so that it extends around the waist like a belt. The hose attaches to a small clip on the front, which is pretty tedious to access. I would prefer an over-the-shoulder arrangement.

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