MSR Dromedary Bag

Priced: $29.95 - $44.95 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 23 reviews.
MSR Dromedary Bag -
MSR Dromedary Bags take the hassle out of filling, carrying, and pouring water in the field. MSR designed their Dromedary Bags to withstand the most trying conditions. With a temperature threshold from freezing to boiling, and abrasion-resistant cordura construction, these sturdy Dromedary Bags hold up to the most rigorous adventures. MSR added a low-profile handle making it easy to fill. MSR Dromedary Bags have added perimeter webbing allowing you to attach it to your pack or hang it up at the base camp. The bonus 3-in-1 cap ensures effortless filling, drinking, and pouring from the Dromedary Bags.


  • 3-in-1 Cap lets you drink, fill or pour with ease


  • Multiple grommets laced with webbing make for easy hanging and carrying


  • Suited for extreme temperature variations, from freezing to boiling
  • Laminated with food-grade polyurethane to keep your drinking water safe and taste free
  • Compatible with MSR Waterworks and Miniworks filters so you can filter water directly into your bag

If you lose your water supply in the middle of a three-week stay on a big wall, your trip is in trouble. That's why MSR's Dromedary Bags are made of durable, abrasion resistant Cordura nylon. Laminated with food-grade polyurethane, these water carriers are tougher than typical hydration products and are flexible even in freezing conditions. MSR dares you to try and rupture or destroy this bag in the backcountry - many have tried - but the Dromedary wins time and time again.

Al's Sports
Completely collapsible for optimal packing efficiency, MSR's burliest medium-to-large capacity water storage and delivery systems are perfect for everything from alpine- to road warrior-style expeditions. Armed with incredibly tough 500 and 1000-denier Cordura® exteriors and laminated with a BPA-Free and food-grade polyurethane lining, our Dromedary Bags can handle freezing and just about any kind of abuse you can imagine. Accessories like the Shower or Hydration Kits add do-all versatility.
Mountain Gear
Durable and easy to use, the Dromedary Bags from MSR are the all-around choice for carrying potable water into the backcountry.

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Easy to Fill:Low profile, ergonomic handle and wide-mouth opening for no-hassle filling.
Heavy-Duty:Abrasion-resistant Cordura®, laminated with food-grade polyurethane, can handle everything from freezing to boiling.
No-Hassle Attachment:Perimeter webbing allows for convenient pack attachment and hanging.
Safe Drinking:BPA-free.
Versatile:3-in-1 cap lets you fill, drink, and pour with ease.
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MSR Dromedary Bag Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I have had a 2L Dromlite for going on 20 years. During that time it has been dropped, beaten, smashed tight in my pack, tumbled down more than one rock face, fetched out of a river and left out on my deck frozen solid for weeks in the middle of a Wisconsin winter. (not advised and I was lucky it was only 1/2 full) It just keeps going.
Several years ago some confused mice chewed through the webbing when I hung it on a tree limb overnight. I just replaced it with a loop of cord off the top grommet and it works fine. There is very little "bag taste"and I love that it can pour water 3 different ways. Plus it connects directly to my water filter to make it super easy to fill.
There are lighter ways to carry water including the dromlite which I also own but it is still almost 1/2 a pound lighter than 2 nalgene bottles. Also unlike Nalgene it only takes up as much space as you are using as it empties. The black color is both a plus and a minus depending on the season, it can keep it from freezing in cold weather but it will get warm if you leave it in the sun during the summer. All in all it has been one of the best pieces of equipment I have ever bought.

Rick E at on 05/20/2013

EXTREMELY durable, brawny cordura ensures that, no matter how much water you're hauling from point to point, you won't be having wet gear or an dry mouth when you reach your final destination. As others before have already asserted, the 3-in-1 mouthpiece that comes with the bladder itself is alright, but MSR should certainly consider including with the bladder their (sold separately) spigot cap. Having fought to use the included cap to fill bladders, bottles, and a wash station, it could indubitably be better; however, that minor foible is not enough to detract from me giving this particular item a five-star rating for its applicability throughout a wide range of situations.
Additionally, the webbing that is strung via grommets throughout the edge of the bag help to ensure that you will be able to fasten it to the front or top of a pack without harboring any sort of worry about it falling off the pack while hiking or scampering about.

James Howard at on 03/16/2013

The Best

This is such a great and versatile reservoir. Hydration pack,water reservoir, shower, and apparently even a pillow (I haven't used it as a pillow yet but I definitely will be trying it soon). I have never been disappointed with the MSR Dromedary at my side. I own the 10L, 6L, and 2L sizes and all have held up exceptionally. The webbing around the edges makes it easy to attach to to anything you want from packs to a branch. The lining is great and I have yet to have any funny taste like you get with some reservoirs. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Donald at Mountain Gear on 08/08/2010

My husband and I purchased two 10L Dromedary Bags to carry extra water on our boating trip. They worked great! no leaks, no bad taste! During our trip we filled one with glorious glacier water and used it over a few days and the taste did not change. The other bag was filled with tap water for about 2 weeks and the taste of the water did not change. Although expensive, the bags worked great. They fill easily and have two pouring options - large and one small.

camm at on 08/11/2013

This is no doubt the best water bag. I can put it my pack with full confidence. I have used this thing without mercy and it is perfect. No plastic taste at all. I had a hard time justifying the cost but I am truly happy with my decision. I have the 4 liter which fits great in my Kelty's Red Cloud inside pocket. The most important aspect for me is the confidence I have that this bag will not fail. Ken

Ken T at on 04/23/2013

Bomb Proof Hydro Bag

I have dragged this water bag on rock, thrown it down on the ground, stuffed it tight in my pack and camel back, and still have not popped it or torn it. Certainly the best hydration bag that I have ever owned, and the polyethylene plastic leaves no plastic taste to your beverage. Definitely recommend this if you are looking for a durable, almost bomb proof hydration bag. I believe I have the 2L Dromedary Bag.
Jarhead USMC at Mountain Gear on 09/09/2008

Great for water storage when in the backcountry. Durable, lightweight, and even more convenient when you're using an MSR water filter. I've also had friends who have blown them up when empty and used them as a pillow...not sure if I'd recommend that. The only area where I think a Nalgene or other hard bottle might be better is in desert conditions; I have seen these rip when inadvertently placed close to a cactus.

Laura at on 04/26/2013

As versatile as it gets

The Dromedary bag is an essential for those who partake in a variety of outdoor pursuits. The larger bags are a great way to collect large supplies of water without jugs using a Miniworks while the midsize bags do great with the addition of a hose. I've yet to puncture or otherwise damage mine even when they get walked on by the dogs.
Cleaning is a breeze with the large opening.
WB at Mountain Gear on 12/12/2008

There's no better way. Droms are great. I use mine most for kayaking, and they fit anywhere and everywhere- behind the seat, under the feet, or in the hatches. Super versatile and super tough. The tab around the cap makes it super easy to fill up from a stream or other source, or when you have to filter the msr filters hook right up to the mouth. Great bags. Great bags.

Josh Good at on 09/09/2013

These are great for what they are. I will say that i do like knowing that I have this much excess water on hand when hiking around. When they are full, they are not that much extra weight in your pack. They are super durable and I never have to even think about them breaking. I also like to make sure they are clean by using the Osprey bladder cleaning kit.

Greg A. at on 07/31/2013

Negative Reviews:

I have a Dromedary bag and it leaks like a sifter. Get a Camel Bak..

Eddie Gillespie at on 07/11/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Believe the hype. MSR doesn't disappoint. For gear abusers and guides these are the official gear (NOLS, OARS, etc). I am unfortunate to be picky about the taste of my water. I use as steripen because I love the taste of unadultured mountain stream water, and these definitely give a wicked plastic taste. The stuff they laminate the cordura with gives off a bad fast. The 4 litre weighs less than a nalgene. I have to carry a nalgene for the steripen, so I only fill this partially if I know I won't have a water source nearby or if I'm going to do cooking or dishes. For dishes the nozzle is amazing, and there is hydration kit I hear is great. For luxury campers, this works great as a shower. This is durable and lives up to the hype, but because of my water snobbery I would not get it again. If you have a taste like mine you should just get the nalgene bladders, much cheaper, and replace them as they break.

almortal at on 09/15/2013

Good and duriable product.

Good product I liked the multiple pouring options. Be carefull if your in freezing temperature because the top may not tighten fully and leak all over your ration/gear.
Myamoto Musashi at Mountain Gear on 06/06/2008