Everyone has felt dehydrated while exercising. All paintball players know how uncomfortable it is to play in hot, dry or humid climates. But what many paintball players donít recognize is how too much fun on the paintball field or woods without enough water can impact you the next day. There is a loss of energy, fatigue and lack of endurance and itís because it was a result of dehydration.
Because paintball is NOT an inexpensive sport and activity, there is a need to make every experience to be the best possible. That means there is a need to help paintball players feel better and perform better, longer, so that they can enjoy the activities to the fullest potential.
One important way to increase performance during paintball activities is ample water and hydration. Water is crucial for us to remain healthy and alive, but all too often it is taken for granted.
Water is the second most important element to life next to oxygen. The body can survive for weeks without food, but we can only survive days without water in warm temperatures and high altitudes. This is because the body and all its organs are comprised mainly of water making the average person composed of about 60 to 75% water.
To stay hydrated, paintball players must carry individual gear such as a paintball harness, pods, water bottle, back pack, or a separate hydration system. This gets really bulky, gets in the way of performing in the games, and it doesnít look cool. Additionally, drinking from water bottles on the game field poses a serious safety threat.
The Intersept akwapac changes everything. Itís an integrated paintball harness and hydration system that efficiently carries your paintball gear and keeps you hydrated, and performing at the top of your game. It is exclusively designed for paintball sports. Itís modular so you can use it playing paintball or other active sports.
The Intersept Akwapac is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Dust Black PMR
- Dye Ultralight Frame
- Pure Energy 68/4500 HPA Tank
- Deadly Wind Fibur 14" Barrel
Water and pods together in one unit
The zippers suck!
This could be a great product. The pod packs, the water bladder, everything is well placed and easy to get to.
However, the pod belt attaches to the water bladder with two zippers. The zippers should be MUCH heavier duty. After only one day of use, one size came loose 3 times throughout the day. Now the right side will hardly zip together at all.
Had the zippers been better this product would have received a 10. Since they suck, it gets a 5.
As I said before, this could be a great product. If the zippers were replaced with a heavier duty zipper it would be perfect. Till that happens I'd stay away.
2004 Vison Impulse with WAS board, short strange bolt, NDZ LRP and tapeworm setup, smart parts low rise clamping feed neck, 32 degrees air through stock, smart parts on / off valve, Crossfire low pressure HPA 92CI / 4500 PSI, Pure energy remote line with slide check, evil pipe kit with a stiffi tip. Halo B with rip drive and a NDZ rip wheel and victory board.
Can fit bigger players
holds a 92ci tank in the cargo pocket if strapped in
The zippers that holds the belt to the hydration pack could be better.
Well I have use a few producy on my team and I have to say I like this one the best. It is light and fairly durable and can fit me with no real issues. The pack itself has 4 normal pod holders and 2 of those spandex ones that fit between normal pods. The pack comes with a radio holder (in which I started using to hold my squeege). The hydration pack itself is well made and has stood up to rugged woodsball use for over 5 months now. The bladder is rather large and I have not run out of liquid on a long day of scenerio play. The hydration bladder comes with an extra adjustable waist belt in case you want to seperate the pack from the pod belt in case you want to take it hiking or something. The key not is that this extra belt is used properly can strap in a tank into the rear cargo carrier of the pack without a problem. I run a remote line so essentially if you rig it properly this is a 6 in 1 pack. The pack is fairly light and really does not bog you down all that much, but if you find it an issue say for some odd reason you want to use this for speedball and not carry huge amounts of ammo with you you can take the hydration pack off and use just the pod belt. The pod belt is well made out of spadex and heavy dusty nylon for the straps to the pods. Now here is another nifty thing the pod are on a sleeve that slide onto the bely and velcro into place. so if you ever damage one tou can look for a replacement (I hear that the company that makes flurry paintball vests sell these style of pod holders but I cannot affirm that).
Ok now to the bad stuff about this pack. I would have to stay the whole pack is really well built except the zippers that hold the pack to the pod belt. I have never had the pack fall away from the pod bely but I have noticed the zippers seperate on a few occasions and since the area the zipper is sewn into is neavy nylon even most sewing places hesitate to even work on or replace the zipper. So if you get a bad zipper or if it gets too worn I would go into one of these places and see if they can fix it. Me I just got mine zipped up all the time for I have no need to take the pack off. My other beef is that I own Dye Lock lids and the straps for the pods do not hold them very well, however not many packs do hold these pods very well due to the lock lids larges size.
I would recommend this pack to anyone If you can get he camo one score... but the back one is just as good.
Tippmann A5, e-grip WAS, Saw stock, UMP shroud, JCS trigger, Qloader, Werks and Qloader barrel, remote disconnect.
Extremely modular, Fits Q-pods great, Hydro, universal fit, radio pouch
Zipper on hydro, tank fit not be durable enough, little constricting with hydro
I love this pack. Q-pods fit super. If running with Q-pods though you may want to add some Velcro to lenghten the the pod straps to keep them from disengaging since the Q-pods are longer, especially in woods-ball. You don't want to lose a $20 Q-pod when traveling through woods. Hydro-pack is nice for longer scenario games on hot days. Comes with a radio pouch for communication with your team. One size fits all. Easily fits 34-42" waist and more.
Modular: run with the hydro attached or just use as a pod harness holding 3,6,or 9 pods. In order to run 9 pods you need another pack and some modifications w/o the hydro attached. I also plan to customize this pack to run a tank w/o the hydro for increased comfort. I wish this was available in digi camo, but I plan to customize this also.
With the hydro on it is slightly restricting. Doesn't really add weight w/o water but feels like a comfortable backpack. Maybe not good when speed is necessary, like for speed-ball.
A tank does fit in the hydro pocket but use caution. It appears the fabric was not designed to use this as a tank holder and may not be strong enough to continuously use this as a tank holder. I have a little fraying on mine from use. Also the tank could fall out in vigorous play or a quick hard jump or fall in the right direction.
I have used a NXE pack and sucks for holding Q-pods and I do not like the tank stabbing me in the back. Even a well used NXE pack the pod holders are still too tight for my liking. As stated in one person's Q-loader review he had the problem with pulling off the Q-pod cap. A frustrating and messy procedure to continue. I believe this is from the pod holder being too tight.
Unfortunately too many people have stupid comments regarding the use of the hydro on this product on another online review. At least they have yet to corrode this review.
Great product, awesome innovation, nicely customizable. I'm giving this a 9 because it should have been designed with a better tank holder and the website hasn't done anything in the past 8 months. Are they no longer in business?