Top positive review
Great for the price
October 2, 2018
I wanted to try running with a water backpack before I committed to a $100+ bag from a specialty store, and my brother suggested this. I paid C$22. It's a bit annoying to fill it up and get the bladder into place without overly bending the straw, and it's further not all that much fun to empty it out and clean it after. A bit awkward. But ... Once you get past setting it up, it works really well. It doesn't leak. I fill it about half way most of the time (1L) and add a bunch of ice. As long as you make sure you let extra air out before closing it up, there isn't too much sloshing. The front pocket (not really a pocket, more of a mesh) is big enough to hold my car key and 2 Gu gels as well as my emergency kit. I could fit my large smartphone in there as well if I need it. I've used this thing for about 12 weeks, at least once a week, and it's been through the laundry once, and still looks pretty new and shows no signs of wear.
I will probably treat myself to a higher-end product next year, but this TETON sports bag did not let me down at all. GREAT value for $22, in my opinion.