A satisfying bladder for the outdoorsman or outdoorswomen, the Source Tactical WXP features a natural green and brown color to blend in with the forest. Loaded with a screw-top and flip-design, thisone of the most versatile bladders for filling and using. The slim profile fits easily into packs of all sizes while the heavier plastic used to make the reservoir, similar to the Deuter Streamer, prevents punctures on the trail. As a result of this design, it works great as a water storage reservoir (without the hose) as well as a hydration system. The film features an anti-bacterial layer that is dubbed "self-cleaning" by Source, contributing to easy maintenance. That said, make sure to still rinse and clean it after each use, just in case.
The bite valve and hose feature easy-to-use clips that make it easy to take apart and put together. While we enjoy these features, there are a few caveats. One is the flimsy plastic handle that bends and deforms when the bladder begins to fill with water. We'd like to see a better design here, similar to the CamelBak Crux Reservoir that offers a sturdy handle for easy, one-handed filling. It's not as light as the HydraPak Shape-Shift Reservoir, as a result of its super bomber insulated hose and heavier construct. That said, it still does the trick to take out on the trail. Whether you're hunting, fishing, running, biking, or boating, this is a great option to accompany you on any trip through all-seasons.