So I’ve had several different camelbak backpacks over the years, and had NO IDEA this gadget existed. My current camelback is probably may favorite, most used, most loved piece of gear. That being said, anytime I was on vacation or camping, I would completely take the mouthpiece off and put it in a pocket because the thought of it laying in dirt or touching any part of a public bathroom grossed me out. This solves the problem! I know it probably isn’t that much cleaner in reality, but it gives me peace of mind. My only question is, why don’t all camelbaks just inherently come with these by now?
I always hated the thought of my bite valve laying on the ground while I was out hiking. I got one of the covers and the germaphobe in me now has peace of mind. It was a bit annoying to get on. I used hot water to help the plastic be more malleable.
Like the other reviews I found this extremely difficult to put on. I ended up not really needed it because I kept my Camelbak hose inside my backpack since I was worried about it freezing. I'm sure it will be super handy in the summer when I am setting my backpack down in the dirt.
I've been using this cover for years to keep my nipple clean when going through muddy or sandy slot canyons. It does eventually wear out and not stay on anymore so you need to replace them (keep in mind I use mine pretty much every weekend so it gets a lot of use). Try lubing it up with some KY lubes (sex lubes). It slides on somewhat easily with some twisting back and forth and pushing.
works great, keeps my mouthpiece very clean so I don't have to worry about throwing my pack down anywhere. It can be a little hard to get through some of the slots for the tube so it may be easier to just take it off when you remove your tube completely, it just depends on the pack you have. Also when installing it, you need to put the rubber mouthpiece in it, then get it onto the tip of the tube, and rotate it them together squeezing the bottom of both pieces together as one.
Couldn't wait to get my hands on one, and it worked just as expected. No longer do I have to wrap my bite valve in plastic or do other efforts to keep in clean while hiking, , hunting, working or traveling. Bought 3 and will always have an extra on hand.
It works exactly like it is supposed to. As far as it being a little difficult to install think about it this way. The easier it is to get on, the easier it is to come off when you don't want it to. To get it on heat up the end of the bite valve in really hot water and put the hydrolock in the freezer. That will make it fit on there a little easier. Also instead of trying to twist the bite valve on you can use the cover to pull it down. Just get the valve started then bring the cover (while open) as far up as you can. Squeeze the bottom of the cover around the valve and pull down.
Does exactly what I want it to, protects my bite valve from getting dust, sand, mud, or whatever else you mind run into in the backcountry. It was a little difficult getting on, but I would assume that's a good thing since you don't want it to be able to fall off with your bite value. I recommend it for your CamelBak.