And during winter I do the same to keep the hose from freezing up.2. On hot days, I like to blow the water in the hose back into the bladder as it stays colder that way. I can't do that with this kit.
Overall I like it though and I prefer it over the bladder. If they could fix the valve issue, it'd be even better.
I bought this and for the most part I like it. I wish the air valve on the lid could somehow let the air travel both in and out of the bottle, rather than just in.
Don't flip the valve around. It'll vacuum lock the bottle when you drink.Fully agree.
I bought one just to fill Nalgene bottles from a gravity filter without having to worry about the hose being in the mouth of the bottle....just screw it on and don't worry about it. I wonder if you can pop out the valve and flip it around backwards?
Don't flip the valve around. It'll vacuum lock the bottle when you drink.
The valve used is actually a combination valve that works in 2 directions. However, we only have it setup to work one way. You can try to modify the top to make it work for backfilling by doing the following:
Drill some very small holes around the hole that the valve fits in. The holes would need to be small enough to fit under the edge of the valve when in place so water doesn't leak. It would resemble a revolver cylinder when finished. One larger hole in the middle with smaller holes around it. When backfilling, the air pressure will increase until the outer edge of the valve lifts up releasing it. I haven't tried this so I'm not sure how well it will work and what pressure you'll need, but the valve is designed to function in that way.
What we typically do when backfilling is just crack open the top a little. Then tighten up when finished. I get that it would be more difficult if you keep your bottle inside your pack. We'll look into modifications in the mold to make backfilling easier.
If you're just using it to fill, you could probably just pull the valve out completely. Appreciate the feedback!I don't use it to drink (I don't like hoses getting in the way of things), just fill. Cracking it would probably work just fine. Cool product, I wonder if some slight changes in marketing might get you folks like me that just want to filter into their nalgene without water pissing all over the place.
I have an insulated hose setup from Hardside. I don't have a lot of use on it, but to me this is the one chink in the armor of this system. I'm very favorably impressed so far, but in below freezing weather I like to blow the tube clear.And during winter I do the same to keep the hose from freezing up.
Very true. Haven’t tried this swig rig, but definitely going to have to check it out. I’ve had too many frustrations with trying to yard sale my pack or jam it in there to get the bladder to sit right.Its more convenient to fill than digging a bladder out, easier to clean and sterilize, and utilizing electrolytes is easier because a nalgene is easier to clean.
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