Welcome to my GoFriend Portable Hydration Bladder Cleaning Set review. If like me you own a hydration bladder then you know just how hard it can be to clean them properly. Since they are used to store water and often made from a mixture of rubber and plastic they can become subject to terrible levels of bacterial growth. Since you can’t use detergent to clean bladder packs it’s even harder. This set aims to make the job a whole lot easier.
The set and design:
The set comes with three brushes to ensure each important part of the bladder pack can be easily cleaned. The brushes and what they each do are as follows:
- Large bladder brush- This is used to clean the reservoir area. This area holds the water and is very likely to be habitable to bacteria due to its enclosed space.
- Long tube brush- This is as long as the typical drinking tube found on most bladder packs. Its length means it can clean the middle of the tube as well as the end parts.
- Small bite valve brush- This brush is used to clean inside the valve that you use to drink the water from.
Each of these brushes is well made and really feels the part. The bristles are quite tough but not too rough, to prevent them from causing damage to the bladder pack. The long tube brush has a bendy body which enables it to easily bed around the drinking tube. The other two brushes have tough centers.
I own several bladder packs so put this brush kit to the test in each one of them. The set worked well on each pack and I am really impressed with just how well the brushes cleaned the pack out. I am going to ensure I clean the packs regularly with these brushes as I actually did get some grime out of one tube which was horrible.
This really is a brilliant must have bit of kit if you sue a bladder pack. The set is well mad and everything works really well.
I received this product at a discounted price in return for my honest and unbiased review. This has had no effect on my overall opinion of the product.