User Review: Osprey Hydraform 3 Liter Reservoir
Price Paid: Came with a pack
There are a ton of bells and whistles on this bladder that would seem to make it a must have and an easy convenient addition to any Osprey pack, but I would like to say that this bladder is only bells and whistles.
The handle is cool and great for filling the bladder, also the wide mouth is nice, the rigid back helps it fit so nicely into the pack. The magnet will ruin things though so watch out! The capacity is great, but it will always taste like soap. No matter how many times you wash it, dry it (which drying is irrelevant because it will actually never dry completely) it will taste like soap or whatever you used to wash it.
I have tried taking this on many a camp/hike now over the past year and have ended up bumming water off my wife or friends and their Camelbaks. I was deeply disappointed.