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Amazon - Gelert RUC653 Hydro Compact 1.5l Pack (Free Saver Delivery)
Amazon - Gelert RUC653 Hydro Compact 1.5l Pack (Free Saver Delivery)

Amazon - Gelert RUC653 Hydro Compact 1.5l Pack (Free Saver Delivery)

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Been looking for an aqua-pack to aid me in my basic cycling and though I would have prefered the black I thought this was a snip for £7.99.

Other colours available but the pricing increases.

Product Features
Ultra lightweight
Adjustable waist & chest strap
Internal zipped security pocket with key clip
Reinforced side panels for durable contoured design
Reflective piping for increased awareness
Technical Dobby & Ripstop construction
Weight: 0.50kg

Manufacturer's Description
Our range of Hydration Pacs have been designed to offer the best in technical features & performance. Whether you are out on the hill for a few hours, or competing in extreme sports you'll find a bag to suit your needs. With easy access to the hydration tube & handy pockets for storage of your kit, these pacs have it all.

Box Contains
1.5 ltr drink pouch
Pac
Washing instructions

Can also be used in the cinema to take your own drinks instead of paying the extortionate prices there!
- Spriggan

44 Comments

Sweet - just ordered myself one - heat plus rep :thumbsup:

I've been wondering about one of these, is there any advantage over these rather than bottles on the frame?

Great for hiking too..

cycleman;5871456

I've been wondering about one of these, is there any advantage over these … I've been wondering about one of these, is there any advantage over these rather than bottles on the frame?



It means you can have a sip of water whilst cycling, rather than having to stop midway (i suppose you can reach down and grab the bottle while cycling, but probably not the safest thing to do if cycling on a road!). For £8 its worth it just to the convenience!

Original Poster

qpan;5871436

Sweet - just ordered myself one - heat plus rep :thumbsup:


Many Thanks
cycleman;5871456

I've been wondering about one of these, is there any advantage over these … I've been wondering about one of these, is there any advantage over these rather than bottles on the frame?


Hands free :-)
ukmonkey;5871489

Great for hiking too..


Agreed

cycleman;5871456

I've been wondering about one of these, is there any advantage over these … I've been wondering about one of these, is there any advantage over these rather than bottles on the frame?



qpan;5871572

It means you can have a sip of water whilst cycling, rather than having … It means you can have a sip of water whilst cycling, rather than having to stop midway (i suppose you can reach down and grab the bottle while cycling, but probably not the safest thing to do if cycling on a road!). For £8 its worth it just to the convenience!



Agreed - also it holds more liquid

Just be careful if you add any Diluting Orange or similar as the Tube,Reservoir and Mouthpiece would all require to be cleaned thoroughly to stop Mould/Germs forming.
Special brushes can be bought to do the job.
Good price by the way.:thumbsup:

A good tip is to keep the detachable reservoir part in the freezer when your not using it - stops any mold/germs etc forming inside.

Clean them as soon as you get in from the ride - washing up liguid/ water is fine. Rinse thoroughly. Leave to dry. If you can't clean them fully straight away - at least empty them and rinse them.

I prefer to leave the bottle out where air can circulate and hang up the pipe until they are fully dry. Remove the bite piece so both ends of the tube are open.

I've been using the same bottle & tube for more years than I can remember and have never needed a bottle brush, or anything more intense than just washing up water.

Original Poster

some useful info from you guys. Thanks

Good price for this, vote hot! Now I have to get rid of this:
http://www.baronbob.com/Drink-HatYellow-main.jpg

highroad;5872965

Just be careful if you add any Diluting Orange or similar as the … Just be careful if you add any Diluting Orange or similar as the Tube,Reservoir and Mouthpiece would all require to be cleaned thoroughly to stop Mould/Germs forming.Special brushes can be bought to do the job.Good price by the way.:thumbsup:



Incywincy;5874808

A good tip is to keep the detachable reservoir part in the freezer when … A good tip is to keep the detachable reservoir part in the freezer when your not using it - stops any mold/germs etc forming inside.



Cotterpin;5876932

Clean them as soon as you get in from the ride - washing up liguid/ water … Clean them as soon as you get in from the ride - washing up liguid/ water is fine. Rinse thoroughly. Leave to dry. If you can't clean them fully straight away - at least empty them and rinse them.I prefer to leave the bottle out where air can circulate and hang up the pipe until they are fully dry. Remove the bite piece so both ends of the tube are open.I've been using the same bottle & tube for more years than I can remember and have never needed a bottle brush, or anything more intense than just washing up water.



I also find that milton tablets are good to clean them with as they get into all the nooks and crannies! :thumbsup:

Incywincy;5874808

A good tip is to keep the detachable reservoir part in the freezer when … A good tip is to keep the detachable reservoir part in the freezer when your not using it - stops any mold/germs etc forming inside.



I second that - a quick rinse and then straight in the freezer (I only use water) has kept mine fine for a couple of years now.

Also - add in plenty of ice before you go out on a hot day.

I bought one of the Gelert ones and it leaked straightaway so it went straight back. Was probably a one off but I didn't want to chance another one.
Decathlon do a decent range of cheapies too.

good deal, rep added

Also excellent for smuggling booze into music festivals.:thumbsup:

Excellent - just ordered one. Should be good for triathlons.

whitecarlos;5877288

Also excellent for smuggling booze into music festivals.:thumbsup:



Repped and bought one!!! :w00t:

I posted this back in February and it went hot but there was only short stock.

Tesco do a similar one that isnt as good looking for around £10. I've had that for months and it has been fine.
Sometimes it is reduced in my local tesco to £6

Heat added...been looking for a cheap camelbak. The original Camelbaks are really expensive!

These are a great idea but be warned everyone. This deal was on before and never arrived for me. I am sure it was Amazon at that time too. I just got a standadrd email of apology.

Had a similar more expensive one of these and it leaked first time soaking everything at the bottom of the bag, dont think I'd trust buying another one.

Good price but I wouldn't keep anything else in it if you're worried about it getting wet.

I have a hydropak and love it to bits, these are great for cycling, running, walking and I even used mine when I went to alton towers to save carrying tdrinks or paying 80 quid for a coke!

Also fill it with whater when walking the dogs in summer so they can have a fresh drink

Hottest I've seen in a while.

SOLD!!

Heat and rep for a great find OP!

Heat added.
I own a bumbag style Camelback at the moment which moves around a bit when I am running. I hope this will be more comfortable to run with.

Nice, excellent for filling with vodka and redbull and going clubbing in :-)

ordered, thank you!

Original Poster

Thanks for the heat and rep :-)

I certainly hope Amazon deliver.

brightee;5877587

Had a similar more expensive one of these and it leaked first time … Had a similar more expensive one of these and it leaked first time soaking everything at the bottom of the bag, dont think I'd trust buying another one.Good price but I wouldn't keep anything else in it if you're worried about it getting wet.



Bought this for a festival, poured liquid in, instantly leaked and the bottom of the pack was soaking wet.

The inside bladder had a small hole in the seam.

Would buy a different make/hydration pack

I have been looking at this for ages, when it was last posted.... I run alot and hate using the hand bottles, so ummmed and arghed and have now took the plunge and ordered one! I also looked at expensive camelbaks etc. but they are very pricey, will try this out and see how I get on.
Thanks for the post and have added heat and rep

Original Poster

countcatula;5878757

I have been looking at this for ages, when it was last posted.... I run … I have been looking at this for ages, when it was last posted.... I run alot and hate using the hand bottles, so ummmed and arghed and have now took the plunge and ordered one! I also looked at expensive camelbaks etc. but they are very pricey, will try this out and see how I get on.Thanks for the post and have added heat and rep



Many Thanks

Going by the pic i bought one of these from tkmaxx for £9.99. The "pop and twist" valve at the delivery end leaked every time i used it. I had to fit a replacement in the end.

The wife found a much better deal in TJ Morris Home Bargains (there's one in Bathgate), it's the feed pipe and valve without a bag on the end instead you use a screw cap / seal, you can use any bottle / bag combo you desire and it's only 99p. Much better in my experience.

Just ordered one for running, was going to use my Dakine Nomad, but feel much more comfortable putting a £8 hydration pack in the washing machine with all my gear after a run that a £65 one.

Cheers OP.

I had to put a 3L Camelbak Bladder inside an A3 sized Plastic Bag as it was leaking very slightly from the connection at the base of the Bladder to the Tube. I thought Camelbak was supposed to be the Top of the pile for this stuff.
Anyone had to seal up similar problem(could be a piece of grit or similar)
Also cheap Steradent Denture Tablets not only clean the Bag but also leave you with a gleaming smile afterwards.;-)

Original Poster

Just to inform you Amazon have dispatched mine so it appears they do have these and that orders shouldn't be cancelled.

Gary

Hi

I've been using camelbaks for years and used to use milton tabs but they damage the bladders over time, I had 2 become porous on me. Takes a while but they start to look a little milky then one day you have a wet back. Stopped using milton and no issues since (had this one several years now).

I just use water now and they really dont need much messing, mine comes back from a ride, then gets a rinse next time out and only needs a clean every few months. Be aware though, when you run the pipe cleaner through a seemingly clean pipe its amazing/worrying how much crud iit scrapes off.


Lee

I can recommend the Platypus range. You can mix and match bladders, tubes, valves etc. They're freezable - well they're actually pretty much bomb-proof really.

My order has been delayed - anybody else's?

greenfeld;5906990

My order has been delayed - anybody else's?


when did you order mate...
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