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Winter Proof Hydration Pack with Heater

Poll Results: Would you buy a heated hose for your hydration pack?

Poll expired: Dec 1, 2014  
  • 0% (0)
    Yes
  • 100% (1)
    No
1 Total Vote  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

Hey, 

 

I'm a long time reader but first time poster. Every ski season I have the same problem: my hydration bladder's hose or mouthpiece freezes. I've been through it all, leaks, frozen mouthpieces, and frozen hoses. I even use the neoprene insulation offered by Camelbak and use the blow-back technique. 

 

I came across TNF Snowday pack that has a built in heater but it looks like they stopped making it.

 

http://www.backcountry.com/the-north-face-snowday-hydration-backpack

 

I'm wondering if it didn't work or people just didn't find it useful. Please share your experiences, I can't be the only one!  

 

Being an engineer I ordered some parts to built a heated hose. I wanted to get a feel for the community's interest so please answer the poll above if you have a chance. I might build some extra for people to test. =)

post #2 of 3

Hmmm, a heated bite valve would be interesting.    Especially if you can keep the manual shutoff from freezing up.

post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

Hmmm, a heated bite valve would be interesting.    Especially if you can keep the manual shutoff from freezing up.

Yeah I agree because sometimes I forget to close the valve or bleed the mouthpiece. 

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