A great 'just in case' solution to long treks where water may be scarce, the Sea to Summit Pack Tap 6L takes up minimal space in your vehicle or backpack but may come in super handy if you need to load up on a little extra water for your trip.
It's completely tasteless, safe to use around food and easy to use as you can just hang one up on a tree to set up a water station. You won’t have to worry about water leaking everywhere as it contains a self-shutting valve for one-handed use, plus the plastic/foil bladder is tough and won’t puncture easily.
When you need to transport water outdoors, you can’t go wrong with the space-saving Pack Tap 6L from Sea to Summit.
Hi, After storing these in a hot car for say 12 months, will the water be safe to drink?
Annette - Dunlop, ACT(9 months ago)
I personally wouldn't drink water that's been sitting in a hot car for a year - regardless of what it's stored in. If you are talking about the pack taps themselves and whether or not they would degrade in those conditions and still be safe to store different cycles of water, then yes. We've been using our pack taps for years in and out of vehicles and full sun situations without issues.
If you are specifically watering to store water for 12 months without drinking it, you'd generally need to keep it our of direct light and in a cool place, and it would need to be treated with a product specifically designed for the purpose before you put it into storage.
Lauren - Snowys(9 months ago)
Too heavy to hang from a fly pole?1 answer
Thinking of hanging this from a 2.3m COI gal awning pole with a S hook lantern hook to use as a kitchen tap. Do you think it'll be too heavy? Could use two guy ropes on a corner pole if needed. Think this might be more durable long term than the Watercell X (although prefer the nozzle on the X better).
Karen - Port Macquarie, NSW(2 years ago)
You'll have no issues hanging this one as described. We don't sell COI Awning poles, but the only consideration long term would be if the pole itself is twist lock, or if it has a screw/nut tightener lock. The later would be more resistant to downward load ratings over time I think, but in terms of the bag itself you'll be fine. I have both the Pack Tap and the Watercell X bladders, and personally prefer the Watercell. Both get absolutely smashed, but I've had to replace the Pack Tap internal bladders a few times. I guess you could argue that its great that you can replace the bladder itself, whereas the Watercell is single skin as would require patching if there was a failure. Hope that info helps!
Lauren - Snowys(2 years ago)
Conversion kit for a hydration kit?1 answer
Is there a conversion set to turn this into a hydration kit to access water on the run?
Dan - Figtree, NSW(3 years ago)
No, there isn't a conversion kit available for the Pack Tap. They're really designed to function as the main drinkable water source that you use to fill smaller bottles, or hydration bladders for use while on the run.
Leece - Snowys(3 years ago)
How can something so small and light cost over $26 dollars to post ?
Tony - 6536(5 years ago)
The Q&A's are really here to answer product related questions mate so I'm not entirely sure. If you have a concern about freight charges on our website I'll get you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can direct it to the appropriate department for you.
Tim - Snowys(5 years ago)
Hi I was wondering if u think this would suit hiking eg straped to my backpack as a water source for solo hiking with zero water around..??1 answer
Just after your opinion please would be great..!!
Dave - Stanhope Gardens(6 years ago)
The Sea to Summit Pack Tap 6L will work a treat for just that purpose. It'll give you a good amount of water for a lengthy hike.