phil wrote:I hope you find an answer. I carry a 3-liter back pack and drain it in the morning and mostly empty it by evening. I drink a lot of water, too.
Would wearing an open vest be a problem for you? That could pad your back. The other way is to find out what was scratching you on your backpack and pad those items, if possible. Or switch to another model/brand of water carrier; they're not all the same.
Over the shoulder canteens, fannypack style water bottle holders, and such probably don't pack enough water.
Good luck and post an answer if you find one.
Ranger Genius wrote:Ice actually takes up a little more space than an equivalent amount of water. That's why it floats. But ice in your hydropack bladder will slow down your usage of it and keep you cooler during the day. I do it all the time.
As far as your crappy pack, keep the pack you've got and just buy a Camelbak brand bladder for it. Tons cheaper than the whole shebang and gives you the better quality bladder, hose, and nipple.
Stitch wrote:Thanks for the suggestions, guys. When you have bladder problems, getting dehydrated is never an option as it will cause a considerable amount of pain... and in that case no bike riding! I think I'll stick with the Camelbak and grab an extra bladder. I did wind up sitting on it and spilling the contents all over myself at least once a day, so I may get one of those caps for the hose. Anyone use one with success?
Fire_Moose wrote:in '08 i got a small water backpack and a 3-L bladder, i found that it was uncomfy, heavy, and rarely did i go thru the whole 3 liters before getting back to camp. Since then, i have upgraded to http://www.rei.com/product/767541?cm_mm ... duct-_-p2p
I love it, LOADS more space, the straps are nicely padded, and it has air-flow technology. comes with a 2 liter bladder so we shall see how it works out this year....
BTW i got mine in November and got an awesome deal, it was like 45$
phil wrote:> I like your screen name.
It's not his screen name, it's a fact! :->
Ugly Dougly wrote:Any sort of electrolyte gum?
C.f.M. wrote: I was told by a few people I should get the super expensive real Camel with a fancy straw that isn't as hard to use...but they have money for such things and I don't.
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