How do you clean the bladder of your hydration pack?

Submitted: Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 22:52
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What do people use to scrub out the dots of mould that build up inside the drinking tube of your hydration pack? Is there a cleaning kit you can buy? If so, where, how much? Sorry but I'm new to all this... and am sharing husband's hydration pack for use on my MTB and want to clean it more than he probably cares to LOL ;)

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Reply By: The Landy - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 12:39

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 12:39
I usually rinse with a baby bottle cleaner and hang out on the line in the sun.

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Follow Up By: TriathlonOz - Michelle - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 12:40

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 12:40
Ummm... but how do you get it to fit inside the hose? That's the bit I'm struggling with Baz?
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 18:06

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 18:06
All I do is but it in a sink, let it all soak and then rinse and hang out on the line...should be fine..

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Reply By: TriathlonOz - David - Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 18:31

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 18:31
Well I will answer it for you. I went to Mountain Designs and purchased a long spring pipe cleaner type tool. It works a treat and cleans out all the muck in the tube.

So If you want to know how it is done then head out and get a cleaning kit. I must admit I spent hours looking at all the different shops, Annaconda, Ranger, Rays and then went to Mountain designs who had one.

The other way is to simply replace the bladder and tube - they are getting cheaper all the time.

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Reply By: TriathlonOz - Michelle - Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 15:22

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 15:22
Yes and it's just exactly what I was after thank you!. Here's a pic to explain for those that don't know about these nifty gadgets to scrub off any visible blobs of yucky mould!

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Reply By: MFJ63 - Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 18:43

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 18:43
goodness me..there is a gadget for everything... I would have just used a pipe cleaner...
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