Very weak, do not recommend
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
First time I used the product and the elbow joint broke and dumped 3-4 liters of water into my backpack soaking all my gear. This happened on a cold weather trip so I ended up having to hike out into the night without water since sleeping in wet gear in upper 20 degrees weather is a solid recipe for hypothermia/death. Very poor quality product if it broke this easy and what makes me mad is not the fact that it ruined my trip but I wasted my money on this. I’ve been a big supporter of MSR as other products have held up well but obviously this one needs some work since they make such a big deal about how high quality all their gear is. Not sure I would trust it again even if they sent me a replacement after my experience.