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Posted: 9/21/2004 2:50:11 PM EST
http://www.store.yahoo.com/diamondback/hydcyc19.html

On sale to. I ordered one today. Does anyone have one of these? How do you like it?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:39:18 PM EST
I've had the Hydrastorm tempest (old Model) from Black hawk for about 4 years and it has held up fine. the only problem was the refill cap's plastic retainer broke in 40 degree temp. other then that it has held up well. If i had it to do over I would buy a camelbak and add the Hydrastorm Bite valve and I would be set... I think the camelback refill cap retention system is better designed and will last longer.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:17:32 PM EST
Blackhawk Made in Vietnam.. thats the word going roundFar out huh?? now your gear can match them chinese boots and berets our troops are wearing.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:56:53 AM EST
ARGGGGHHHHH! You gotta be pullin my leg!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:19:04 PM EST
yea.. because all the shit you buy at Wallyworld That's made in China is coming from a much better place!!!
People need to get over the "Vietnam" thing, or else stop buying from ..Japan, Germany, Italy, Russia, England and every other country we ever had a war with....
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:29:49 PM EST
Get a CamelBak...its the original

and made stateside...if that's important to you
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:49:38 PM EST
I have a black hawk R.A.P.T.O.R pack of which includes the hydra storm hydration system with a water line insulator/camo-lator cover.

Works great...I like it better than my camelback because it has a screw on cap verses the camelback's snap in. Also the bite valve actually seals off water in the hydrastorm. ( i'd imagin due to the slide valve / bite valve combination)

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:03:28 PM EST
Blackhawk???


No way, Jose.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:09:40 PM EST
I had a Hydrostorm Tempest. The hose broke after I used it once. The construction was somewhat shoddy.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:34:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By rastamon:
Get a CamelBak...its the original
and made stateside...if that's important to you



My "original" is made in the Phillipines.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:04:56 AM EST
Hydrastorm Tidal Rave. The bite valve broke after about a year. Called them and was told it was out of warranty. They said the lifetime warranty didn't cover the bladder. I don't think the bite valve is the bladder. They asked me if I wanted to order a new one, and gave me the website address.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:56:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 6:02:36 PM EST by WIN9639445]
I only use CAMELBACK. Never a problem. The only other option is THE SOURCE. It is ISRAELI made and sold through TACTICAL TAILOR (GREAT gear! ALL U.S. made!LOL) Check them out at: www.tacticaltailor.com/products/hydration/
I just could never get into BLACKHAWK gear, only have ONE item, the shotshell loop sling. Otherwise it is always LBT,EAGLE,PARACLETE,SOE,TT,HSGI,TAG. Hope this helps!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:35:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kisara:

Originally Posted By rastamon:
Get a CamelBak...its the original
and made stateside...if that's important to you



My "original" is made in the Phillipines.



Kisara,

I stand corrected. My mistake
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:26:40 PM EST
I was given a Tempest a while back and I've ued it about a dozen times. Worked great for me, especialy when Hurricane Charley slammed into us here in SW Florida.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:28:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By rastamon:
Get a CamelBak...its the original

and made stateside...if that's important to you



+1
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:09:30 AM EST
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