Osprey's Hydraulics® Bite Valve provides a high-quality replacement for your old, neglected and beat up bite valve. The bombproof ¼ twist shut-off design guarantees you won't experience any unpleasant wet surprises.
I love my osprey hydration vest. Problem is the bite value. Couldn't figure out why I was getting wet on today's run. The valve was spewing liquid everywhere. Needless to say, I was soaked by the end of my run. Ugghhh. Will need to find a solution (new valve from alternative brand I am guessing, from what I am reading in reviews). Would prefer not to have to totally purchase another brand of bladder! Love the vest itself.
Love Osprey packs but their bite valves are a joke. They tear almost instantly and no way to shut them off. This really complicated a recent backpacking trip I was on when I was left with no way to secure my water from leaking.
I used this for one week, and it developed a tear. I contacted Osprey, and they were not helpful. Another reviewer said that they were able to get a replacement using the warranty, but that option was not presented to me when I submitted my complaint.
In addition, the cover is terrible. It regularly comes off. You're better off not using it and figuring out another way to protect the nozzle instead of trying to rely on it.