Just replaced my pfd--mice got into a pocket--and am thinking about replacing the old model Kokatat hydration pack with something better if that something exists. Alternatives? Thanks in advance, John
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Touring Kayak Paddles
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Posted by: desertdave on May-17-10 7:46 PM (EST)
I managed to attach a Camelback Unbottle to the rear of my PFD, using straps attached to the adjustment straps on my PFD. I like it far better than keeping it on my front deck. I sometimes drink the full 3 liters during a 3-4 hour paddle, so I appreciate having the water there.
Posted by: NateHanson on May-17-10 7:53 PM (EST)
I also attached an unbottle to the straps on the back of my PFD, and I love it. I remember to drink way more than if I have a bottle in the day hatch.
Posted by: Peter-CA on May-18-10 11:41 AM (EST)
I tried the system made for Extrasport, but found the bladder to be too small. I think Kokatat's also has a similarly small bladder. The CamelBack is plenty large, but nit so large that I feel the weight nor that it gets in the way of the skirt/combing.
Posted by: BNystrom on May-18-10 7:25 PM (EST)
Posted by: TommyC1 on May-18-10 9:15 PM (EST)
I've been looking for something like the Unbottle to put on my PFD. I just hadn't got around to asking here.
Astral Tempo 200|
Posted by: johnnytarr on May-18-10 10:47 PM (EST)
I have the Astral Tempo 200 and the platypus bladder that fits inside it. The whole thing seems to work very well for me.
Posted by: kmoon on May-19-10 7:16 AM (EST)
It seems to have a small bladder but I think I am going to get one. The Camelbacks all seem to hang to low for me. This new NRS has a large pocket for extras also.
Second the NRS...|
Posted by: tvcrider on May-19-10 8:22 AM (EST)
I have several products from Camelback, including a large Unbottle. I really like them for hiking and back-country use, but I much prefer hydration systems that are specifically designed to be mounted on pfds. I do quite a bit of rolling, sculling, rescue drills, etc. and I want a system that really stays put. Yes, I could go Brian's route and make one myself, but I have just never been that handy. :-(
NRS on Kokatat?|
Posted by: old_user on Dec-05-12 9:26 AM (EST)