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  • Repairing Osprey hydration bladder
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    Has anyone managed to successfully repair a osprey hydration bladder? I have a relatively new one that has developed a hole from something in the bag and I’m struggling to find a way to repair it.

    Alternatively, does anyone know what plastic it is made out of? That would help identify a suitable adhesive system.

    Premier Icon nowthen
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    I got a hole in a Camelbak bladder years ago and stuck a piece of helicopter tape over it… it never came off and worked fine for ages until I eventually changed Camelbak and got a new bladder..

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    Yep – i put tape over a hole in a Source bag 10 years ago and it hasn’t leaked yet.

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    I used a park glueless patch on a camelbak bladder back in 2007 while on holiday in the Alps. It was all that was available.

    Still watertight to this day. In fact, those glueless patches work more reliably on bladders than they ever did on tubes.

    Premier Icon coynie09
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    Glueless patch on a Camelbak bladder as well never had a problem

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    I’ll try a glue less patch but standard tapes don’t stick well to the plastic used for these bladders

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    Osprey warranty is really very good so could allways ask if they would repair it?

    I emailed them about some buckles that had snapped off a 10 year old osprey bag, they were not generic so couldn’t just buy ones online. I was fully expecting to pay for them but they appeared in the post a few days later

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    Already tried Osprey and they won’t repair or warranty their bladders unless it’s something like a seam that splits.

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    Osprey bladders are manufactured by Hydrapack I think and made of TPU:

    https://hydrapak.com/pages/technology

    Edit: definitely Hydrapack, the reservoir from my Osprey lumbar pack has Hydrapack printed on it.

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    I have yet to find anything that Aquasure doesn’t stick to, and it’s very tough. It’s a urethane formulation so might well be compatible if the bladder is TPU. I just put a dab of it over the hole and leave it to cure. If it’s a big hole, I’ll put a bit of tape on the back face first.

    Premier Icon z1ppy
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    Contact Hydra-pack they been really helpful, when my connectors break and I ask (to pay) for a replacement, as it’s donkies years old now.

    PS: I tried unsuccessfully to repair a camelbak, puncture patches and or superglue don’t work…

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    I put an anchovy and some stans in mine, pumped it up and gave it a shake, worked fine.

    Tasted like shit though.

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    I used a park glueless patch on a camelbak bladder back in 2007 while on holiday in the Alps. It was all that was available.

    Still watertight to this day. In fact, those glueless patches work more reliably on bladders than they ever did on tubes.

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    Premier Icon jairaj
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    Contact Hydra-pack they been really helpful, when my connectors break and I ask (to pay) for a replacement, as it’s donkies years old now.

    Similar experience for me too. I emailed them about where I could buy some new mouth pieces for my ancient bladder and they kindly stuck some spares in the post for free.

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