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Andy_in_NH
09-11-2013, 01:16 PM
Just picked up an E&E from eBay and looking for a recommendation for a hydration bladder to use in it.

Thanks.

Curtis C
09-11-2013, 01:53 PM
I use a 70 oz camelback reservoir. Fits the E&E nicely

rhunter424
09-11-2013, 02:08 PM
I use a 70 oz camelback reservoir. Fits the E&E nicely
Yep...
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Andy_in_NH
09-11-2013, 02:16 PM
I use a 70 oz camelback reservoir. Fits the E&E nicely

Thanks - is the D-ring at the top of the E&E hydration pouch compatible with the CamelBak?



rhunter424 - what type of shoulder straps is that on your E&E?

SubSailor
09-11-2013, 02:55 PM
I do not have an EE but I love Geirerrig bladders. Their 2L is 12" x 7", about the same size as the CamelBak, so it should fit in the E&E. It does require a hole that is large enough to pass two hoses through but from talking to people you should be able to do that. I like the rig not for the ease of drinking but, because you can spray stuff with it, which is helpful more often than you may think in the field.

Andy_in_NH
09-11-2013, 03:04 PM
.... but I love Geirerrig bladders.

Thanks for the recommendation - I will check them out.

rhunter424
09-11-2013, 04:19 PM
rhunter424 - what type of shoulder straps is that on your E&E?
Those are xray straps (http://store.kifaru.net/shoulder-straps-p121.aspx). Definitely recommend them if you use your E&E regularly as a "regular" pack.

Andy_in_NH
09-11-2013, 07:16 PM
Those are xray straps...

Ooh - I need to get a set of those!

Curtis C
09-11-2013, 07:49 PM
I have a small loop of 550 attached to the d loop. The bladder then hangs from the 550.

Andy_in_NH
09-11-2013, 08:28 PM
I have a small loop of 550 attached to the d loop. The bladder then hangs from the 550.

Good idea - I might do the same thing with a loose wire tie.

Woods Walker
09-11-2013, 10:23 PM
70 oz Platy fits my E&E like a glove. Also will use a smaller 34 oz Platy. The below photos/video show the 70 oz in use with my G1 E&E.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU3q6d15-nQ

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n220/Daytraderwon/Ee1.jpg (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/Daytraderwon/media/Ee1.jpg.html)

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n220/Daytraderwon/Ee.jpg (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/Daytraderwon/media/Ee.jpg.html)

Robbie
09-12-2013, 07:40 AM
Timely thread. I am getting close to ordering an E&E. Primarily use would beit to hold work stuff with my organizer and maybe the liter pluses mounted on. I am thinking it would mostly be D&L to my MOLLEX. So I thought I would just go with the standard shoulder straps. Is there any downside to getting the Xray straps. I am wondering if the straps because they look a bit bulkier in pictures interfere with the D&L? Thanks

Croyde
09-12-2013, 01:31 PM
I have just bought a 2 litre Geigerrig bladder and it is great fit in the rear slot pocket on the E&E, certainly worthy of serious consideration.

Andy_in_NH
09-12-2013, 06:33 PM
I have just bought a 2 litre Geigerrig bladder....

For those recommending the Geigerrig, what do you consider the real advantage of the air bladder?

SubSailor
09-14-2013, 03:32 AM
For those recommending the Geigerrig, what do you consider the real advantage of the air bladder?

It is slightly more convenient when drinking but the real nice part is the ability to spray things down when backpacking/hiking/camping. On a side note if you put the air bladder side to your back on day hikes I think it keeps cold water cold a little longer due to the air insulation.

Other points of note:
The bladder hoses are all quick connects.
You load through the top instead of a large cap.
You can turn it inside out and wash it in a dishwasher or just let it air dry.

Also if you are worried about the air bladder. If it fails or gets a hole in it the water side still works it just does not pressurize any more, it is effectively a regular bladder.

MrFisherman
09-14-2013, 05:20 AM
I have been using Geigerrig packs and bladders for years. Their customer service is top notch!
One of the best features in my opinion is the available filters...
Being able to spray to clean or to cool is nice... being able to spray to share with my dog or a friend without worrying about the mouthpiece and sharing germs is awesome. It is hands down the easiest to clean as you can turn it inside out and run it through the dishwasher.
But the feature I like most is how easy it is to load it with ice and water. Their pack design makes it really easy to remove the bladder and fill it and put it back in the loaded pack. I would buy one again in a heart beat.
They also have a new tactical line of products.

Not affiliated, just a happy customer.

Pat K
09-14-2013, 08:12 AM
I don't have an E&E, but the 3 litre Gerigg fits in a long pocket. I find their packs heavy, and I prefer made in the USA...But the utility can't be beat. The spray feature is really nice for hosing mud off of things. Washing hands, rinsing cookpots and plates. I really like it. Quick connects interface with the quick connects on my Sawyer three liter gravity filter....


pat

Andy_in_NH
09-14-2013, 08:44 PM
Thanks for all the replies and input!

rhunter424
09-15-2013, 09:47 AM
Timely thread. I am getting close to ordering an E&E. Primarily use would beit to hold work stuff with my organizer and maybe the liter pluses mounted on. I am thinking it would mostly be D&L to my MOLLEX. So I thought I would just go with the standard shoulder straps. Is there any downside to getting the Xray straps. I am wondering if the straps because they look a bit bulkier in pictures interfere with the D&L? Thanks
The "bulk" of the xray shoulder straps is negligible when D&L'ing the E&E, but it still adds more weight/bulk than the original thin webbing ones. They xray straps can also fit inside the map pouch.

Downsides? Depends on what your primary role of the E&E is. I have two E&E's and only one of them has the xray straps. If you're using the E&E as actual emergency bag more often than a dedicated bag then I'd say leave the original straps on the E&E to keep it light and streamlined as possible.

Robbie
09-15-2013, 01:43 PM
Ryan, Thanks Take care Robbie

Robbie
09-15-2013, 01:44 PM
Ryan, Thanks I think I'll go with the original straps. Robbie