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Tired of swillin on warm rubbery piss-water?

I wanted a way to carry cold water without a hydrating bag sweating and dripping all over me and my backpack.

Got a $10.60 roll of Reflectix, Waterproof aluminum insulating tape, and strip of velcro from Home Depot.

Reflectix is used as house/RV wrap and is essentially a layer bubble wrap sandwiched between sheets of aluminum. I'm not versed in insulating specs but I believe its an R11 rating which is supposedly good for its thickness.

Have an Ogio no-drag pack with the Ogio reservoir. Layed out on the Reflectix fully filled to ballpark a size.

Next taped up the bottom edge and put extra reinforcements in the corner.

Flip it inside out so the tape seam is now on the inside. Double tape the bottom edge again.

Cut the porthole for the drink tube and hanger clip. Reinforce with tape.

Prefold a length of tape to seal up the side seam from the inside.

Press the edges together and double seal the outside edge and reinforce the corner.

Apply velcro so the top has a double roll as an air barrier.

I filled the bag with ice and water last night at around 9PM. Brought it to work today to see how it would fare. Its 6:30 and there is still ice, though most of the bulk has melted.

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Looks like a cool idea to me. Good job. I doubt I will do mine though just because I'm lazy.
 

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does that tape hold very well?
i would think the bag still would sweat a little causing the tape to peel off?
if not i might give this a try :)
thanks for posting this up
 

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does that tape hold very well?
i would think the bag still would sweat a little causing the tape to peel off?
if not i might give this a try :)
thanks for posting this up
The bag is warm to the touch, and only the doulble taped seams are slightly cool to the touch. At the end of the day there was moisture in the bottom of the back, but not even enough that would drip out.

The tape is made by Reflectix as well and is waterproof metal insulating tape.
 

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Just a thought....take a bottle of vodka, place in freezer over night.
While waiting for vodka to chill to below zero temperatures make one of these little socks. Take bottle out of freezer place in sock....intant drinks all day long!
 

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Those would be for the guy who gets his oil and filter changed at the dealer.
if i could get the dealer to do ten oil changes for the price of one at home, hell yes i would take the bike in. don't be sad that you spent an excessive amount of time and money to make a padded envelope, at least yours is shiny.

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if i could get the dealer to do ten oil changes for the price of one at home, hell yes i would take the bike in. don't be sad that you spent an excessive amount of time and money to make a padded envelope, at least yours is shiny.

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The silver lining gives a superior insulating rating over your bubble-wrap envelope. Just doing a project right and taking care to make it done well.
 

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The silver lining gives a superior insulating rating over your bubble-wrap envelope. Just doing a project right and taking care to make it done well.
6 months and that is all you got?

when the bladder is in your bag there is no light to reflect. it could be any color or finish, there will be no radiant heat transfer, just conductive.

sorry
 

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6 months and that is all you got?
That is an AWFUL long time to go before bringing a post back up just to continue a debate...:cheers
 

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^i was adding it to my signature and noticed someone who hates themselves and needed to take it out on my hydration insulation project.
 

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^i was adding it to my signature and noticed someone who hates themselves and needed to take it out on my hydration insulation project.
i hate myself because i pointed out how your project is a waste of time and money. you got me there.

I'm am all for DIY projects, but not when they are 1000% of the cost of something i can walk into any office supply store and purchase off of the shelf. I was just trying to help other members not waste time and money by giving options, apparently you took it personal since you had to bring this back to life.
 
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