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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2020, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Horizontal watter bladder

I am a big fan of hydration. Especially because my neck is so messed up from years of activity and wrenching I need to consume a decent amount of water or I get tension headaches pretty bad.

I have a camel back currently and have owned one for many years. But they have a negative to them

One; with it strapped to my back it holds my jacket tight and does restrict airflow on hot days. Some days are hot enough I dont want to wear it at all.

Two; when my wife and I are riding tandem there is limited room between us for the pack on my back, and with a top case there is no room for her to wear it.

Three; strapping the pack vertically somewhere on the bike so it will draw water is difficult.



So my question is Have you seen or used horizontal water packs before?

Have you used one on a motorcycle? Where did you mount it? How did it work?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2020, 02:38 PM
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I have one of these:

https://www.aquamira.com/product/gei...ngine-2-liter/

Get all the air out of it and it doesn't rely on gravity at all - there are two bags in one and the other fills up with air and presses on the water bag. It can also be used to spray down your head/neck on a hot day or fill a dog's water dish. I always put some icecubes in mine too.

I have it in a standard camelbak type backpack and fits fine.

Highly recommend it.

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I place my bladder in a tank bag with the outlet hole at the low point. Works great. I taped a piece of steel inside the tank bag and zip tied a magnet to the hose near the mouthpiece so the it stays on the outside of the bag on the left side. No fumbling with clips anymore. I've also learned to blow into the hose when I'm done taking a sip so that the hose empties and the water doesn't get hot.
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for you guys that "never" stop, don't forget to install one of these as well ;-D



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Just go ahead and get a Foley catheter and hang the bag on your engine guard.
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for you guys that "never" stop, don't forget to install one of these as well ;-D
On a hot day especially while wearing mesh gear the wind blows away all the moisture I am sweating. Which means the sweat is not cooling me off. Which results in the body sweating more. All of that leads to a lot of water intake and very little urine.

Some days while riding in the high 90s I can consume a 2L bag and only pee once.

Summer days in eastern Oregon and Washington 100 degree days are common.

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for you guys that "never" stop, don't forget to install one of these as well ;-D
Or this model if "SIZE" is an issue plus it allows more movement, especially when ridding close to beach promenades in the summer



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Something I've learned in the past couple of years is to wear a good base layer under your mesh and have not quite as much mesh as "full mesh" jackets. I wear LD Comfort wear, and this may seem counterintuitive in hot weather, but the long sleeve shirt.... regulates perspiration so you don't dehydrate as quickly... soak it in warm water if real hot and it becomes a very good cooling device for an hour or so in the hottest of weather. If it's getting near 100F, I just am not prone to riding in that kind of heat, it will wear you down quicker......
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Maybe something like this?

https://www.rei.com/product/143337/o...hydration-pack



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The Cortech Super 2.0 18-liter tank bag is designed to do this. There is a reinforced port on the right side for the tube, and a clip to hold it between uses.
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