The Osprey Hydraulics LT Bladder is one of our top competitors for the Best Buy award. It stands out for its longer flip-top closure, built-in handle, extended quick release hose system, and magnetic bite valve that always keeps water close at hand. It is very easy to use and compatible with most backpacking and running hydration packs. The handy handle helps you maximize your fill by holding the bladder horizontally.
We loved the longer collar on the flip top, making it easy to collect and share water. It comes with a magnetic tube clip that attaches anywhere on the tube; this clip can also be removed and used for other packs that don't come with a tube clip. Even though this bladder has many great features that we loved, it fell a little short when compared to the CamelBak Crux Reservoir. The Crux was easier to fill and a little lighter. It also did not harbor any sort of plastic taste out of the box.