looks just as shipped, havent used it yet due to it being 'too cold' for outdoor skirmish for a GBB'er like myself. the ONLY reason i gave it a 4 was because i feel this should have had a bit better of a quality control over-looking... when i received the pack, i at first had a little trouble trying to get a clear transfer of air in the tube only to find out that the bite valve was not properly cut all the way.
*** simple solution ***
pinch the valve and gently push a straight edge or box cutter blade to it perpendicularly to how you will use it in battle. the blade will do the minimal work required to finish opening the bite valve. you dont want to have it opened any more than it needs to be.