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Take Your Bladder Hiking
December 4, 0001Posted in News & EventsThe amount of money the hiker should invest will depend largely on how often the bladder will be used. Dedicated hikers would be wise to equip themselves with quality products, even though they are more expensive. Thirty dollars should be enough to cover an adequate water vessel. Bladders begin at under twenty dollars but can easily climb to near a hundred for more sophisticated models. Most of the water bladders are foldable when empty, and some come with extra features that up the cost but that the purchaser may find worth the investment. For instance, some come with antimicrobial treatments to keep the water safer and angled shut-off valves to prevent spillage after use of the bladder. The more expensive models are also more visually appealing, but looks don’t mean much when the bladder is usually be hidden from view. The environmental benefits to using water bladders instead of disposable water bottles are immense. Though plastic bottles should be recycled, many never make it to the recycling plants, placing an ugly burden on the environment that is unfair to future generations. Investing in a hiking water bladder is good for the hiker and for Mother Nature. Hiking and other physical activities demand that people remain hydrated so they can perform at a top level and avoid the negative effects of dehydration, which can include muscle cramps, disorientation, and other physiological problems. The right hiking bladder keeps the wearer moving along and enjoying the scenery while getting an excellent workout, so it is definitely worth the investment.