I used this product on a 5 day carcamping/hiking trip. I had another brand of reservoir, but a friend loves her Mazama, so I decide to try it. It is very easy to fill and drink from. There is no smell or taste to the product.
It took me a bit to figure out how to open and close the top in order to fill. Once I figured it out, it was pretty easy.
The off/on switch for the bite valve is very difficult to move. It didn't get easier with use, so I finally just left it on all the time. The bite valve has a cover, which makes it unlikely that there will be leakage from the bite valve, so leaving the switch in the on position doesn't seem to be a concern.
I really like the bite valve cover. My old system didn't have that and the bite valve often fell into the dirt, yuk. This seems like a really good system.
I didn't use the feature that allows one to stream water from the reservoir. I experimented with it. Seems easy to use, I just didn't have a need for it during that 5 day trip.
I highly recommend this product.
|Product Quality & Performance
Rated 5 out of 5