Camelbak leak and bladder questions [Archive] – WhiteBlaze
Buffalo Skipper I have a leak in my Camelbak, in an odd place. It is right where the occupy opening attaches to the bladder. not the threads, but at the wrinkle. It is a pinhole size leak.
I was able to use it on my survive trek, so long as I did not fill up the bladder. I do like the convenience of the bladder, and was able to 1/2 fill/re-fill it well enough.
Any ideas on how to fix this ? I have the 70 oz Omega, and it appears that Camelbak has a newly model out and no longer makes the Omega line.
Sickmont Have you tried to get in touch with Camelback about this ? They may be able to either repair it or sell you a newly bladder. I ‘d try them first .
SwitchbackVT Call Camelbak, or swing by your local outfitter. They should hook you up, I ‘ve had 2 Camelbaks fail on me over the years, and both times they were replaced free of charge. They ‘re reasonably commodity about standing by their products.
estimable luck !
Buffalo Skipper Thanks I will. BTW, I did not post the photograph of where the leak is. Sorry .
NerdyJohn I fixed a exchangeable leak on mine with a indicate bonding cast-iron tap. just melted it closed.
Works on cracked arduous plastics excessively if you have a categoric tip alternatively of a bespeak one .
Buffalo Skipper I fixed a similar leak on mine with a orient bonding iron tiptoe. fair melted it closed.
Works on cracked hard plastics besides if you have a flat point rather of a target one.
Acutally, I have a quite nice Weller station with multiple tips and adjustable temp. I will definately look into that … .
Pioneer Spirit It ‘s good to know about the substitution. I broke the hook tab off of the lead of mine .
Buffalo Skipper … I broke the hook shot tab off of the top of mine.
… As did I .
rain homo Call Camelbak, or swing by your local outfitter. They should hook you up, I ‘ve had 2 Camelbaks die on me over the years, and both times they were replaced free of charge. They ‘re pretty good about standing by their products.
not to throw coldness water, but that has not been my experience at all. I ‘m on my third CamelBak. The first one failed, then the second gear, after I had bought the third. I contacted CamelBak and got the erstwhile “ ticket print ” and “ jump through hoops ” canned-speech. Basically, they refused to help me.
wrongway_08 these work great. I have one on from years ago and it still holds. My leak was on the seam and thought this would make a quick situate but it turned out to be a perminent repair !
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Buffalo Skipper I wanted to follow up on this. I emailed Camelbak and they said they product was under a life guarantee. I will be sending it in for repair/replacement.
I wanted to ask one more general motion about Camelbak bladders :
What is your know with these bladders and what is the general long term prognosis of their lastingness ?
I know many of you do n’t use them. At about 7 oz, I consider this more of a lavishness item than a necessity, but there is a convenience to having an extra 2 liter capability when needed.
Your thoughts ?
I wanted to follow up on this. I emailed Camelbak and they said they intersection was under a life guarantee. I will be sending it in for repair/replacement.
I wanted to ask one more general interview about Camelbak bladders :
What is your experience with these bladders and what is the general long term prognosis of their lastingness ?
I know many of you do n’t use them. At about 7 oz, I consider this more of a luxury item than a necessity, but there is a convenience to having an extra 2 liter capacity when needed.
Your thoughts ?
I have 2 Camelbak bladders … the 70 oz versions and no problems with either of them … .but my MSR Dromedary pocket leaks a little at the cap … a very behind leak..but any leaks are unacceptable..
Sickmont I dont use a Camelbak brand hydration system, but quite a few of my friends do. And iodine can say this about them. I ‘ve known 2 of my friends my integral time here in Florida ( 13 years ) and after 13 years of batch ( deluge ) bicycle and numerous filthy crashes and spills neither of them have replaced their bladders or packs even .
Rick500 I have two Camelbaks : a 70 oz. and a 100 oz. No issues with either and I use them quite a snatch .
Uncas10 It ‘s good to know about the successor. I broke the hook tab off of the top of mine.
Yeah the lapp thing happened to me stopping point class about 2 weeks in. I barely tied a string around the string open with a iteration at the top. I think that probably worked better than the fictile addict. It lasted all summer and it made my bladder easy to identify when there were respective Camelbacks hang at the protection .
Wise Old Owl Camelbak replaced mine, I think you lost your O gang .
q-tip I had 4 failures in the sames place in two years. ultimately they sent me a military translation of the 100 oz. trouble solved …
q-tip The camelback failed in the same place four times in three years. the finally replaced it with a 100 oz military model. At last-it works — no leaks .
Buffalo Skipper Camelbak replaced mine, I think you lost your O closed chain.
not surely if you were directing this at me, Wise Old Owl. If so, blue I missed your answer last calendar month. No this is not in the o-ring. It is in the joint between the bladder itself and where it is “ weld ” to the base of the screw crown assembly. The hole is imperceptible, but if you look, you can see the bead of water mighty at the bladder itself.
I contacted Camelbak, and they suggested to send it in for surrogate, and in fact, went looking for a box to send it in just final night .
brian039 Camelbaks have a reputation for leak, get a Platypus .
nufsaid not to throw cold water, but that has not been my experience at all. I ‘m on my third CamelBak. The first one failed, then the second, after I had bought the third. I contacted CamelBak and got the honest-to-god “ all right mark ” and “ jump through hoops ” canned-speech. Basically, they refused to help me.
Hire a lawyer and sue them .
zacrobmer I have used Camelback bladders since 1998. I have and still use the military translation ( long grey, orthogonal ) I was issued in 2001. No leaks even after pretty drastic abuse. The alone leak I have ever seen others have were through negligence ( punctures, tears etc ) or operator error ( hose used to pull out a pucker and it popped off, cross threaded capital, snagged bite valve ).
That being said it is a plastic dismissal filled with water, treat it as such.
A few tips ….
Buy one of the neoprene metro covers, it gets rid of the squeaks and insulates the tube a bit.
If the “ squelch ” drives you nuts, invert the bag and suck out the air.
Put a humble electronic zip code connect on the tube where it connects to the bladder, this will keep the metro from popping off.
A table of baking sodium carbonate added to a full bladder will get rid of any odd tastes/smells after storage.
You can make your own hanger out of a coat alloy cloths hanger.
Buffalo Skipper well, I was a fiddling dense to act on this, but I did send off my Camelbak Omega 70oz. yesterday, I received in the mail a substitute bladder, raw in the box. It is besides a 70oz Omega, which I understand is no long made. It arrived without notice or explanation.
I can not complain. I will be using this correctly away. interestingly, my old Camelbak weighted 7.7 oz and this one weighs 6.4. I still need to add my adapter, but I know that weighs less than an snow leopard. not certain of the argue for the weight dispute.
Glad to have a newfangled bladder .