Depending on the pack you're running, the side pockets work well. Kifaru and Exo often have pockets on the sides that work great for tall bottles. FHF makes a very adjustable water bottle holster that can be attached to the outside of packs. VIAM and Kifaru have options too. In cold weather I run it inside. On the Kuiu Pro 6000 the upper side pockets are terrific. You can fit two bottles in each one.
I've carried it in the hydration pouch of the pack, also have a belt pouch for a nalgene and a bunch of times packing meat I've used a carabiner clip just on the outside.
I usually use a carabiner and strap of some sort to the outside of my pack. Tried just a carabiner but it would swing around and beat the crap out of me. I am going to make a a taller Nalgene pouch to accommodate the 48 oz bottle but haven't yet.
Aaron, that stinks. We haven't had that problem with the insulated before. There are a couple of things you could try. 1 - Use the zip tie as you mentioned. We do this sometimes in thick oak brush. 2 - Try cutting the hose just a little bit. Maybe the end was stretched out. 3 - Push it really hard over the barb. If you can get it over the larger barb, I don't think it'll ever come off. Like ever.I like this product alot. Recently though I was hunting with the insulated hose and had problems with it slipping off the top of the bottle everytime I hiked around. Has anyone else had this issue? I'm wondering how to prevent this in the future? Maybe a zip tie or a really small hose clamp???
Appreciate the reply! I took another look at my setup and it turns out I had mistakenly cut the piece of hose between my lid and quick disconnect too short. The bottom barb on the quick disconnect was preventing me from seating the hose all the way down on the barb on the lid. I didn't notice at first because the hose would seat about 3/4 of the way onto the lid and appeared to cover all the barbs of the lid. I cut myself a longer piece of hose to use between the lid and quick disconnect and now I am able to seat the hose all the way down to the lid. That last 1/4 of barb on the lid creates a much tighter hold. I will probably add a few small zip ties to my pack as you mentioned for thick brush. Thanks for the help! Love the product!Aaron, that stinks. We haven't had that problem with the insulated before. There are a couple of things you could try. 1 - Use the zip tie as you mentioned. We do this sometimes in thick oak brush. 2 - Try cutting the hose just a little bit. Maybe the end was stretched out. 3 - Push it really hard over the barb. If you can get it over the larger barb, I don't think it'll ever come off. Like ever.
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I like the idea of the hardside and the concept shows promise but I’ve noticed mine leaks when it’s not straight up and down. Not a massive amount but enough to wet layers if they’re both inside your pack. Am I doing something wrong here or is that just how it is?
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Pack tipped over while glassing and 15-20 minutes later it looked like this (bottle was inside my pack). Also happens while bouncing around in the truck