MSR Dromedary Bags

11 reviews
5-star:   6
4-star:   5
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

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These bags are pretty much indestructible. I've had…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $32

Summary

These bags are pretty much indestructible.

Pros

  • Very, very tough

I've had two of these in the last 10 years. The first one didn't break, it got lost or stolen. I've tried Camelbak and Platypus bags, but they never last long.

I spent a lot of time in the woods doing trail or project work. The MSR bags hold up really well. The lace around the edge of the bag is useful for hanging it up or attaching to over full packs. The different caps and attachments are kind of cool too. 

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MSR Dromedary Bag, the only water bladder you'll ever…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Summary

MSR Dromedary Bag, the only water bladder you'll ever need.

Pros

  • Leakproof, durable and will never fail you.

Cons

  • None

I have been using the same MSR Dromedary Bag since 1989. It has been in caves, swamps, rivers, the ocean, mountains and even Mexico. It was never leaked or blown out.

I have tried CamelBak bags but they don't make it past 2 years. Their packs are top notch but the bladders don't last. Everyday you can find a CamelBak backpack and my old MSR Dromedary Bag on me or in the car.

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My go-to water container for backpacking — ultra…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

My go-to water container for backpacking — ultra durable, easy to use, different sized water streams. Would highly recommend to anyone backpacking — different sizes for different sized groups or extended periods without ability to obtain water. These are the most durable, easy to use water storage containers I have seen out there, and collapse to take up little space in the pack when not used.

Pros

  • Convenient with MSR filters
  • Durable
  • Three water streams are very convenient

Cons

  • Difficult to clean
  • Never ever put iodine in it (my fault) - taste will never come out

Great product, especially if you use an MSR filter or a Nalgene bottle (though those are a dying item) since the filter screws onto the dromedary. This makes pumping MUCH easier, and one person can do it for a group or couple.

I have had two 2-gallon droms for about 6 years and have used them on about 10 trips per year and they hardly even show wear — seriously I think they might never die, but at some point I will consider getting the ultralight ones due to their weight and the fact that I added iodine to mine once and they still taste like I put in iodine in every time (I'm not sure how they're able to depart such a strong taste every time several years after I put iodine in, but they do).

I tried to use them as a primary hydration system through buying a hose attachment, but I do not recommend this for anything but day trips where you have room in your pack – the nipple sticks straight out and is difficult to pack, and it is difficult to suck the water through. 

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I bought 6L bag. I always use it when I go to hike…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $39

Summary

I bought 6L bag. I always use it when I go to hike a mountain. I think this bag is great and amazing as a water storage in my tent.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Good quality

Cons

  • The price

I use it to carry water for camping and hiking. Previously, I used much bottles to bring water. But I thought it was more easier to use this dromedary as water storage. This bag is really tough, seems durable, strong and should last for many times of use. I do not taste any plastic in the water.

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If you're going all in with your hydration kit, this…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

If you're going all in with your hydration kit, this is the way to go. If you're not willing to drop $90-$110 on this, get a Platypus, because you'll miss out on the real benefits of the system.

Pros

  • Other MSR product pairing
  • Durable exterior
  • Easy camp water system
  • Side string helps

Cons

  • The price (you have to buy hose seperatly)

Got these a month ago, and I've been on two kayaking trips with them. Love the 10 L for me, my friend got the 4 L. As previously stated in a past review someone left, it kinda sucks that you have to buy the hydration line separately. The upside is you get to use MSR's magnificent water filtration device (the internal, not external).

I can't tell you how awesome it was to go to the river, pull out some water and have 10 LITERS of filtered water for washing, drinking, cleaning, etc. It was plenty. Everyone in my group of 15 ended up using a bit and I only refilled it once. No one had any problems figuring it out.

I like the cords on the outside, great feature that allows for easy hanging. If you get the accessories, they are all really well made and seem durable, although I don't know for sure. As for the durability, it's great. I tend to throw it around a bit more than I should, but it held up flawlessly. Tough construction.

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I have the 4 liter dromedary bag. what i like the…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

I have the 4 liter dromedary bag. what i like the best is the flip up cap. it's so easy to fill other water bottles with different size openings from this bag. Of course, it's bombproof!!

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I have used all sizes of the dromedary bags in long…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: Military issued

I have used all sizes of the dromedary bags in long range recon missions in Afghanistan where I couldn't afford to have a faulty hydration system. These bags have taken several beatings and served as many purposes to include being used as a shower and even a pillow in some cases.

2 heavy deployments later and I have yet to be disappointed.

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We did a local purchase and got a 4 liter D-bag per…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: issue

We did a local purchase and got a 4 liter D-bag per man. This was in 1996...still have mine! Don't use it all the time anymore, but enough throughout the years to remain impressed.

Only reason I gave it 4.5 stars is that if I gave it 5 it would start leaking just to prove me wrong!

UPDATE:

Using it since 1996, and it still works perfect! Just got back from a high desert Petroglyph hunting expedition, and it got our cooking water to the summit with zero issues. Love this product.

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I've had the 10 liter bag for 2 years now and I don't…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $40

I've had the 10 liter bag for 2 years now and I don't leave home without it. The first thing I do when pulling into camp is pull this out and go fill up and then hang it from a branch. The spouts offer a variety of pour options and I use it for everything from filling up my Jetboil to brushing my teeth to washing my hair and sometimes showering , this thing rocks.

The main reason I bought it was I found myself either having to visit a water source a second time before the night was over or first thing in the morning, not cool especially since I like to camp perched up above the landscape a bit for a nice view. Empty, it is light and rolls down nicely. It can also be used as a hydration bladder which I haven't tried but with a sipping tube adapter it can be done.

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Mainly purchased this item to consolidate my water…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $35.99

Mainly purchased this item to consolidate my water supply from multiple bottles to one bag. Well, I'm pleased with the construction, and pleased with the volume (almost 10.5 32oz Nalgene bottles' worth of water), and pleased with the versatility.

The attachment options are plentiful and accessories are available to allow drinking on the go, and showering with this bag. Another extreme plus is when this bag is not completely full, or if it is empty it can be rolled, folded, squashed into your pack or a deep jacket pocket.

There are two concerns I have. One, the food grade laminate on the inside tastes funny, but if you add electrolyte tablets or tang to your water you won't notice.

Two, 10L of water weighs a lot! A liter of water weighs 2.2 lbs, you do the math, so I haven't even thought about hiking with it full yet. All in all, this is a great product which will be in my pack for another season.

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Can't beat 10 liters in one bag. Bought the hydration…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $29

Can't beat 10 liters in one bag. Bought the hydration tube setup with it just in case. I have always run a Camelbak with a couple Nalgene bottles but wanted to try out the high capacity dromedary... Not dissappointed. Still trying to figure out how to mount some velcro on it but a mini carabiner has worked so far at hanging it wherever I have wanted to put it.