Magnetic pivotal valve/Clip-on pack magnet
Contact: First Ascent 01629 580484 or www.firstascent.co.uk.
Used to good effect in partnership with the Nalgene reservoirs specced by The North Face’s hydration packs, this ingenious valve is backed with an integral magnet that snaps powerfully to the inclusive pack magnet. Clipping onto a shoulder strap without alteration, it allows magnetised fine-tuning when arranging the drinking hose across the chest to the opposite shoulder. It’s a simple, reassuring fix. The bite valve itself can then be swivelled for a right-angled or straight up feed. Designed for the slightly wider diameter Nalgene hose; don’t expect to force it into a CamelBak hose.
MBR RATING: 9/10