Did anyone else get a pack with what appears to be a “second” bladder? It arrived with the bladder shoved into the back of the bag and a permanent kink in the air hose. It is the older model of their bladder if I compare it to the videos of the pack with the gray clamp and the button release for pressure (not the dial-like release mechanism that you see in videos. As a result, I have no way to hang the bladder in the bag. There is no hook on the leash for the bladder clamp, it’s just soft plastic. Since there is only a small loop in the bag to hang it on (and not one with a buckle like in my other day bags), the hook is essential for suspending the bladder.
There’s also the plastic remnant from a tag that was inserted into the fabric during construction and no tags or information on anything other than adding a Mira filter. All of this makes me think I got a second or a returned item. Sure, I could replace the hose and create a buckle loop to hang the bladder, but I feel duped by this drop. I would have accepted the older style bladder given the deal we got, but not one that is damaged without a warranty. I have never been disappointed by a Drop purchase before. It had been a while since I purchased something from here and I’m wondering what happened to their quality control. I’m hoping someone can fix this.