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Old 02-15-2016, 05:54 AM
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I have a Camelbak with a dip at the top of the threads, so it leaks. I bought a Platypus but got frustrated with having to completely empty my pack to get a filled bladder back into the pack sleeve. Discovered "Smartube." For $12 it comes with 2 caps - one fits water bottle and one fits sports bottle (Gatorade). The caps have a one-way valve to vent air so that you are not sucking against vacuum in the bottle.
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