Hey Gang, A heads up for those interested in a new hydration pack. I just picked up a High Sierra Hydration Pack at Hawaii Kai Costco which appears to be fairly sound. It is a 2 liter pack, with two extra gear pockets and a web outer pocket. Some additonal tuck and store space. antimicrobial treatment of bladder and line, holes for ipod or whatever. Clips, pockets, pouches galore. The water bladder is a bit clumsy to remove but not hard. The system is insulated and has an insulated water line. This may be a winter sport intended item. It has a Z valve system for a mouthpiece that I have not tried yet. It has a waiste belt that can be tucked away. It is a bit snug on me. I rate it for medium duty but may grow to like it. I have a camel pack system that cost me $90 and I do not see a lot of differences. But the camel is years old and still going after very heavy usage.
But at these prices I might buy another.