Salomon Soft Reservoir Hydration Bladder

Test 09/2019

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Test seal: Salomon Soft Reservoir Hydration Bladder, Rating 8.8

last modified: 11.10.2019, 10:11

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Stability 20%
Cleaning 15%
Taste 15%
Tested by: Xenia



The Soft Reservoir Hydration Bladder by Salomon scores with its weight and easy cleaning. Closing with the slider is a bit difficult. In addition, protection for the hose is supplied. The mouthpiece works perfectly but does not have separate protection or closure.


  • Extra protection for the drinking tube
  • Easy cleaning thanks to a large opening
  • The slider is fastened with a strap
  • Flexible and soft material
  • Operation with one hand


  • Cumbersome sealing
  • No protection or closure for the mouthpiece

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Soft and flexible hydration bladder with easy cleaning, but heavy slider.

The Soft Reservoir Hydration Bladder by Salomon with 119g is the lightest in the test and allows easy cleaning.


The hydration bladder by Salomon is pleasant to use. To fill the bladder, the cap is pulled to the side. Practically, the slide is attached to a strap and is therefore not lost. The 8 cm opening is large enough to fill ice cubes into the bag. Closing, on the other hand, is somewhat cumbersome.

Filling the hydration bladder
Filling is easy
Closing the bladder with the slider
The bladder can easily be closed with a slider.

The drinking tube can then be attached. It simply snaps into the opening and can be removed again at the push of a button.

In addition, a protective cover is supplied which can be attached to any part of the hose. This protects the hose at the kink, for example over the shoulder.

We have carried out a taste test before and after cleaning. Even before the cleaning, there was hardly any plastic taste noticeable. After cleaning the bladder with Kukident-cleaning pills, no plastic taste could be detected.

For drinking, you have to bite on the mouthpiece. The liquid runs out immediately in an appropriate quantity and can be sucked out of the bladder to the last drop. The problem is that there is no extra protection or closure for the mouthpiece, which is why drinking is sometimes unhygienic. The mouthpiece touches the ground more often when the rucksack is put down. More often, the mouthpiece gets under the rucksack when the rucksack is put down, causing the water to run out. At the same time, however, there is the advantage that the drinking bladder can be operated with only one hand.

Mouthpiece of the drinking bladder
The mouthpiece of the drinking bladder
Connecting the drinking hose
The drinking hose can easily be connected


Cleaning the bladder is relatively easy thanks to the large opening. The bladder can be completely inverted and cleaned. The 4-5mm drinking tube is relatively narrow, but can still be easily cleaned with a tube brush.


The drinking bladder makes a good impression. The material is soft and flexible, so it can be rolled very small.

In our test, we froze the filled bladders. While the bladder was defrosted, we moved and shaken it to see if it could withstand transport. Salomon's product passed the test without any problems and is still ready for use.

We have evaluated almost 30 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 75 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are approx. 20 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 75% positive and 20% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Comfortable and easy to use
  • The density of drinking bladder
  • Easy handling and filling

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Mouthpiece drips
  • Long-lasting, intense plastic taste
Manufacturer Salomon
EAN 0788396584754
Scope of delivery Hydration bladder with a hose and oral valve
Length of the hose 93 cm
Diameter of the hose 4-5 mm
Diameter of the opening 8 cm
Oral valve Biting valve
Capacity 1.5 l
Material TPU material 70%, ABS 16%, POM 8%, Silicon 3%; PVC- und Bisphenol-A-free
Antibacterial coating
Height 32 cm
Width 15 cm
Depth 2 cm
Weight 119 cm
Quality impression Good

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How long is the hose in the set?
The tube is 93 cm long.
What is the diameter of the drinking tube?
The drinking tube has a diameter of 4-5 mm.
How does the drinking mechanism in the mouthpiece work?
The mouthpiece is slightly compressed with the teeth. The water can then flow.


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