Before designing the Hydraulics Reservoir Osprey took a close look at limitations of other systems already on the market.
It quickly struck them that water doesnt behave favourably in a completely flexible bag. It has a mind of its own and this flexibility mirrors the natural liquid form, making a full reservoir very hard to insert into a loaded pack.
Once in the pack the problems dont stop, the cylindrical shape of a full reservoir will frequently bend the backpanel of your pack, making it less stable and more uncomfortable.
They observed people walking, skiing and riding with hydration hoses swinging free as they went about their activity, too.
There had to be a design solution that addressed these limitations?
First, filling and inserting the Osprey Hydraulics reservoir became easy by including a lightweight handle down the spine.
Second, say goodbye to backpanel bending with a unique Osprey Hydraulics anatomically-shaped back plate that is welded to the side of the reservoir facing the users back.
Finally, they incorporated an ingenious magnet system into the bite valve with a simple ¼ turn on/off, which means the hose and bite valve remains secured when not needed, but will deliver instant liquid on demand.
They also made the whole system from taste-free anti-microbial materials able to withstand either freezing or boiling water.
Made from an anti-microbial MPE film
Anatomically shaped Hydraulics Reservoir
RapidFill wide mouth cap for easy cleaning
1/2 turn cap to open & close
Full length handle for easy filling
Magnetic lockable bite valve to prevent leakage
Removable and replaceable hose and bite valve
Welded hydrostatic plate
For orders below £30 it's currently a very reasonable £3.50 charge.
* We are currently unable to offer an international order/delivery service. Delivery to BFPO usually counts as UK mainland, though (and some BFPO locations are also VAT-exempt).
Orders received by us before 12 Noon are sent by Royal Mail First Class Post or via our courier - depending on their size, weight, value and destination.
Orders received by us from Monday to Noon on Friday are usually delivered the next working day (working days are defined as Monday to Friday, inclusive).
Orders received by us from Friday afternoon to Noon on Monday are generally delivered on Tuesday.
Please note: We usually contact you personally to clarify delivery instructions for larger / more expensive items. This can add a short delay in despatching your order.
For Click & Collect: Please bring order confirmation, the card used for purchase and photo ID to collect your order from our Keswick store during normal opening hours. Please allow 2 working days.