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.
|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.|
|Versatile:||3-in-1 cap lets you fill, drink, and pour with ease.|
|MSR Dromedary Bag 2 Liter||$29.95|
|MSR 4-Liter Dromedary Bag||$34.95|
|MSR 4L Dromedary Bag||$34.95|
|MSR 6-Liter Dromedary Bag||$39.95|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I have a Dromedary bag and it leaks like a sifter. Get a Camel Bak..
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.