I use. The aforementioned hydration system with my Switchblade. I use the pack as an EDC carry and leave the blaster empty 90% of the time. I carry water when hiking and have an extra gallon of water in the car, if needed. The bladder is light weight and functional. After reading other comments, I flushed the bladder several time before using it the first time. Great product!
Take the cover cap off the end and get clean fresh water. So nice. No bottles. Just fresh water.
I have used the pack hiking more than once and I love all the options and configurations. I bought the bigger water bladder 3L and put it in the long vertical pocket so it can fit better. The pocket for the bladder is small even for the 2L. I can't wait to use this on our hunting trip. I also bought the zip on duffle bag. Works great for extra room. I use it to separate hunting gear and camp gear. The pack fits great and has good adjustability. The handle could be a little bit longer on top. Hard to get my hand in but it is not a big deal to me. I am very happy with my purchase.
I really like the 2 liter bladder and will work wonderfully in my x2 pack. Gave it 4 stars because of the heavy plastic across the top of the bladder. I would rather that not be a solid piece for more flexibility.
Thick material, the hose is well insulated and there was ZERO plastic taste. My only gripe is that the hose does not have a QD system so i had to unthread the tube from the pack to clean the bladder.