camel pack

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Apr 2012
3:08pm, 13 Apr 2012
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Puddington
I hear stories of that, Mac. But mine is clean as a whistle.
Apr 2012
3:09pm, 13 Apr 2012
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idio
If you keep them clean then no they don't go all manky. Been using them for years mountain biking and never had any issues with them.
Apr 2012
3:09pm, 13 Apr 2012
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Red Squirrel
I keep mine in the freezer to stop potential build-up of anything.
Apr 2012
3:10pm, 13 Apr 2012
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Mothy
Perhaps that's why you get separate water bladders? once they get manky you can throw them away?
Apr 2012
3:15pm, 13 Apr 2012
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JohnnyO
Mine has all kinds of furry black shit in it.
I use baby sterilising tabs to clean it out.
Apr 2012
3:16pm, 13 Apr 2012
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Maclennane
you have cigarettes which sterilise babies?
Sorry, it's friday, and I'm imprisoned.
Apr 2012
3:17pm, 13 Apr 2012
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JohnnyO
As to the initial question, I think the biggest problem is bouncing. Make sure you get a running one that you can fasten across the chest and/or wist.

A lot of them are for bikers and pedalling doesnt produce as much bounce as running.

Once you get the right one they are very comfy and useful.
Apr 2012
3:19pm, 13 Apr 2012
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JohnnyO
These ones Mac edgecastcdn.net

Start them young enough and they are so crippled with respiratory disease by the age of 16 that they couldn't impregnate a gnat.
Apr 2012
3:24pm, 13 Apr 2012
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Shred Betty
Doh! Been running with mine for aaaaaaages, never even thought about squishing the air out to stop it sloshing! :)
Apr 2012
7:32pm, 13 Apr 2012
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GimmeMedals
I've had a camelback for a couple of years and use it a lot for long runs. It's really comfy and has plenty of space for a few bits and pieces. Like Red Squirrel, I put the bladder in the freezer when I'm not using it and it has stayed gremlin free.

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