3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR
3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR
3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR
 
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Features

  • Hydrostatic™ Backerplate - Hydrostatic™ backerplate provides structure to shove a full reservoir into a fully loaded pack and maintains a flat profile.
  • Slide-Seal™ - Easy Slide-Seal™ top opening, seals watertight and provides wide access for easy filling and cleaning
  • Pour Shield - Pour shield extends the collar to ease filling in shallower sinks and control pouring into pots or bottles
  • Carry Handle - Carry handle allows easy reservoir management and filling
  • Magnetic Bite Valve - Magnet clip attaches to the reservoir hose and pairs with the included sternum strap magnet for easy water access and hose management
  • Hydrapak® Blaster™ - Hydrapak® Blaster™ bite valve offers fast, smooth water flow with a ¼ twist on/off switch
  • QuickConnect™ System - The QuickConnect™ system allows easy removal/filling of the reservoir and filtering in the backcountry

Specs

  Volume Dimensions Weight
O/S 100 in3 / 3 l 15h x 7w x 3d in. 0.68 lbs.
O/S 100 in3 / 3 l 39h x 18.5w x 8d cm 0.31 kg
Fabric
Main
TPU film
Accent
TPU film
Bottom
TPU film
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Osprey3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR
 
3.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity (7)
  • Easy to load (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to load (3)

Best Uses

  • Day hikes (7)
  • Extended trips (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (8), Outdoor professional (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (7), Comfort driven (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Like the top closure better than the old version

I need the large capacity for desert backpacking. The hook is not strong enough for the 3L of water and broke the first use. Also, the hose turned yellow and I only use...Read complete review

I need the large capacity for desert backpacking. The hook is not strong enough for the 3L of water and broke the first use. Also, the hose turned yellow and I only use it for water. I DO like the new system of filling compared with the old screw-on lid that would never align right and lose water. It is also lighter than the older version. I like the hose disconnect to allow for easier fill. I do not like needing two hands to open bite valve.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Proceed with caution

I needed a new bladder and was surprised to see the is new system from Osprey. Their previous model was my fav I've had so far (out of 6-7). I purchased this...Read complete review

I needed a new bladder and was surprised to see the is new system from Osprey. Their previous model was my fav I've had so far (out of 6-7). I purchased this for two reasons (other than I lost my previous one). 1. The "All mighty Guarantee" and 2. just how not sexy the camelbak systems next to them were.
I gave this three stars for now. I have done one hike with it so far (BTW this new model fits perfectly into my four year old Raptor 14). Like another reviewer, I prefer the bite valve at 90 degrees as opposed to this 45 degree one. I also prefer the magnet placement on the older model. The zip-lock style of this bladder seems highly questionable to me. I forsee it being the Achilles heel of the whole thing. The only better aspect of this one is that it has gotta be lighter.
I will click "Yes, recommend to a friend" because I've had good luck with Osprey products and I believe, even if faulty, they will make it right. They wouldn't likely put heir name on it and offer the Guarantee if found faulty. We'll see!

Reviewed by 13 customers

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2.0

Well it's great until it starts leaking at the base

By 

from Lake Tahoe

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

      Well I LOVE the Osprey 14 pack but the bladder is really bad, it's opening is very small (which I can live with) but they start leaving often. I am on my 3rd one and they all start leaking around the base. Epoxy works for another month then total failure. For a product this expensive it should last. Again the pack is excellent.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      New is not better

      By 

      from Melbourne Australia

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • High Capacity

      Cons

      • Difficult To Load
      • NOT robust

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes
      • Extended Hikes

      Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

      I have both an Atmos AG 50 for day hikes and purchased an AG65 for extended hikes. I have an older style 2 litre bladder in the AG 50 and a 3 litre bladder in the AG 65.
      The design of the 2 Litre old style with screw on cap is far superior to this new style!
      1. The plastic support clip broke on the second hike. It is not strong enough to support 3 litres of water.
      2. It is more awkward to fill and, due to its full shape, takes up too much room.
      3. Following on with point 2, the old style is both longer and wider meaning when full, the shape does not push into the pack storage area as much as the new 3 litre version.
      4. Plastic feels less durable. Still getting bad taste; did not experience this with the earlier bladder.
      4. Pros are that it weighs 35 grams less than the 2 litre screw cap version.
      5,. Comes with a quick release tube (which I also retro fitted to the screw cap 2 litre version.
      Summary, look elsewhere, not suitable for its intended purpose.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I like the older styles better.

      By 

      from Gatlinburg, Tn.

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Large Capacity

      Cons

      • Difficult To Load

      Best Uses

        Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

        This is the third generation of hydration bladders that I have owned from Osprey and I prefer the older styles for a couple of reasons. 1. I find it difficult to hold while filling. 2. It is a lot narrower than previous bladders which makes it thicker when full. This makes it difficult to load it into an already loaded pack and takes up valuable space. Would love to see a wider, thinner bladder. It is way easier to clean and I do like the new mouthpiece design.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Like the top closure better than the old version

        By 

        from Provo, UT

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Large Capacity
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • hook to hold it in the pack broke first time out
        • hose turned yellow first time out

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • Desert backpacking/hiking
        • Extended Hikes

        Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

        I need the large capacity for desert backpacking. The hook is not strong enough for the 3L of water and broke the first use. Also, the hose turned yellow and I only use it for water. I DO like the new system of filling compared with the old screw-on lid that would never align right and lose water. It is also lighter than the older version. I like the hose disconnect to allow for easier fill. I do not like needing two hands to open bite valve.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Disappointed with the plastic taste of water

        By 

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Plastic taste of stored water

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • Extended Hikes

        Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

        Both this bladder a couple of months ago after being very happy with previous Osprey hydration systems. Use it in various activities - from casual trail running, through to long runs, rogaining competitions and multi day hikes. Unfortunately the water stored in it aquires unpleasant plastic taste even after an hour. Tried washing it with or without detergent, drying it thoroughly, nothing helps.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Awesome Awesome

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Outdoor Professional

        Pros

        • Easy To Load
        • Large Capacity
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Biking
          • Day Hikes

          Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

          I use the Raptor 14 daily on Black Diamond trails and this is by far the best pack. The Reservoir design is great and now way this thing will leak. I have had no plastic taste what so ever. I do add electrolyte flavored powder too. Someone said this was hard to fill and I have no idea how anyone could say that. Its easy and has a large opening to add ice if wanted. I freeze some water in it so Its cold.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Can't get rid of plastic taste!

          By 

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Casual Adventurer

          Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

          Told to freeze water bladder with lemon juice in it to get rid if plastic taste. All it does is mask it.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice bladder, durable, new opening makes cleaning possible

          By 

          from seattle, wa

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Easy To Load
          • Large Capacity
          • Large opening fits a hand so easier to clean

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

              Broke my old bladder, got this new one. Been using it nearly daily for 9 months.

              The new opening system fits a hand inside so I can scrape out the scunge. I also soak mine with gin. Really easy to clean.

              The new opening system has a plasic slide that holds the flap shut. The slide has a hook on it to hang inside the pack. The hook isn't strong enough to hold 100oz of bouncing bladder and broke on the first use. Fortunately the bladder has a stabilizing plastic back so I just shove the bladder into the pouch on my pack and it stands up and is comfortable.

              Really really happy with this bladder. If/when this one wears out I'll buy another.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Proceed with caution

              By 

              from Salida, CO

              About Me Outdoor Professional

              Pros

              • Large Capacity
              • Really flexible material/hose

              Cons

              • Does not seem very durable
              • I question the longevity of the closure system.

              Best Uses

              • Day Hikes

              Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

              I needed a new bladder and was surprised to see the is new system from Osprey. Their previous model was my fav I've had so far (out of 6-7). I purchased this for two reasons (other than I lost my previous one). 1. The "All mighty Guarantee" and 2. just how not sexy the camelbak systems next to them were.
              I gave this three stars for now. I have done one hike with it so far (BTW this new model fits perfectly into my four year old Raptor 14). Like another reviewer, I prefer the bite valve at 90 degrees as opposed to this 45 degree one. I also prefer the magnet placement on the older model. The zip-lock style of this bladder seems highly questionable to me. I forsee it being the Achilles heel of the whole thing. The only better aspect of this one is that it has gotta be lighter.
              I will click "Yes, recommend to a friend" because I've had good luck with Osprey products and I believe, even if faulty, they will make it right. They wouldn't likely put heir name on it and offer the Guarantee if found faulty. We'll see!

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Reservior

              By 

              from Columbia, South Carolina

              About Me Casual Adventurer

              Pros

              • Easy To Load

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Osprey 3 LITER HYDRAULICS™ RESERVOIR:

                  Worked perfectly on a hiking trip in the Andes of Peru I just completed. I couldn't be more pleased. Easy to fill and no leaks. I love the design. Drying it out at the end of a trip is as easy as using a wad of paper towel to keep the large mouth open. I hung mine right side up and it dried out quickly. I expect it will last a long time. If I ever need another reservoir I will replace it with this same model. I am out of superlatives....

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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