The BONL Emerald Hydration Bladder arrived safely and as scheduled.
This hydration bladder measures about 7.5 inches wide by 15.75 inches. I was able to fit this on my hydration backpack without any problem even it is slightly wider and shorter than my other bladder. It has an insulated drinking tube and a sliding mouth piece. You do need to unlock the mouth piece first and then bite and suck in order for the water to come out. It took me a while for figure it out since it did not come with an instructional manual but I later saw the instructional chart on the website. I took it for a 2 mile ride this morning and noticed that the water tasted like new plastic, so I would wash it a few more times before use. I only rinse it twice and when I first try it, it didn’t taste like plastic until a couple of hours later.
This bladder has an extra feature which allow you to clean and dry the bladder much easily. I hope to see in the next model that the wide opening slide lock would also have a built-in ziplock as a back up in the event that the black slide lock comes off or breaks, so you can still use the bladder. Overall, I am really please with this product, I rate it 4 out of 5 Stars.
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