Deuter Widepac MEC 2 litre

This hydration system is made by Source and so it is identical to the Source Widepac 2 Litre in many ways, but the valve-to-bladder attachment is less sophisticated. Under 20kg of weight, there was no leak either, while the bag-within-bag technology should mean this is durable. The bite valve seals itself to prevent drips, though the hood is required to prevent leaks when the mouthpiece is squeezed by accident. But you cannot clean the feeder pipe as easily as the Source, as it cannot be removed so neatly. Some may prefer the screwtop filling designs or the locking bite valves.


Materials: PE Grunge Guard and PE film
Capacity: 2 litres
Weight: 166g
Made in Far East
Stores in UK: England 30; Wales 8; Scotland 11; Ireland 5

Verdict: Buy it if you want great-tasting water and can live without the quick-release feeder pipe.