MSR DromLite Bag
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $28.95
A tough utilitarian bladder that is lightweight and folds up small when not in use. This bag works great for transporting and storing water for use in camp or along the trail.
- Wide mouth opening
- Handle for easy filling
- Grommet for hanging
- BPA free
- 3-in-1 cap is mostly useless
The bag itself is made of 200 denier Cordura that is coated with food grade polyurethane. The Cordura provides a durable outer surface that so far has been puncture resistant and shows little signs of wear. From the manufacturer the polyurethane coating is BPA free and does not taint the taste of water and from my experience, doesn’t.
The bladder I have is the four liter model which weighs 5.1 ounces, which is less weight than a one liter Nalgene bottle (6.5 ozs.) and four times the capacity. It also folds down to a just bigger than my hand and takes up little space in my pack.
The bag is fitted with a wide mouth that is easy to fill from a tap and screws directly onto a compatible wide mouth filter adapter. It also comes with a convenient handle around the opening to ease filling. On the other end of the bag is a grommet that allows it to be tied up for convenient use.
The only real complaint I have with the bladder is the 3 in 1 cap. It seals fine and have not had any leaks and the smaller cap does allow quick filling of a pot or cup but you can’t quickly shut it off, spilling water. The even smaller spout does provide quick shut off when pouring. However, it is like a weak pee stream and takes a long time to fill anything. As a remedy and ten dollars extra, MSR makes a nice spigot the replaces the cap. The spigot provides one-handed use and does allow quick filling.
Source: bought it new
Great, lightweight yet durable and very versatile water bag.
- Cap can be cross threaded
- Mini-jet almost pointless
I now own three of the six liter bags, so far they have held up very well. The cap can be easy to cross thread and leak in your pack, this hasn't ruined the threads, just leads to an annoying loss of water.
I will agree that the mini-jet may be totally useless, except for one thing. I camp with my five and eight year old sons. They like to lay it on a picnic bench, flip up the jet, and press down on the bag. Instant water fountain, they love it.
Also, the bag works very well as a hot water bag, and I've also frozen water in them to use as cooler blocks. Cleans easily and dries out fast.
Just a very versatile and useful product.
Good light water bag. Cap is a simpler design than Ortlieb and so better, but it did break a little at the thread, possibly due to over-tightening, so be careful. The flip up mini jet sub-cap is almost useless and this usually ends up being unscrewed to get a decent flow.
I can't remember if it came with a line/rope to hang it or I put it on myself. Anyway you will need to put something through the grommet hole because it will slip out of your hand easily once you've wet it in a stream and it is now heavy.
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The Fast & Light version of the MSR Dromedary Bag. MSR DromLites are built light but tough with "MSR red" 200-denier Cordura and now feature a low-profile handle for easier filling and carrying.
The MSR DromLite weighs 30% less than the Dromedary Bag, yet still features a tough 200-denier Cordura(R) exterior for reliable, backcountry water storage and delivery. The DromLite is ideal for fast paced hikers and small group expeditions. Made with rugged 200-denier Cordura(R) BPA-Free, food-grade polyurethane laminate that can handle freezing High-capacity yet collapsible for efficient packing Low profile, ergonomic handle and wide-mouth opening for no-hassle filling Reinforced grommets allows you to hang or attach to many backpack's hydration sleeve Compatible with MSR accessories like the Shower, Spigot Caps or Hydration Kits Made in the USA
A lightweight way to store water for camp chores, the MSR Dromlite bladder stores 2 liters of much needed water.
MSR's Fast & Light version of the Dromedary Bag DromLites are built light but tough with MSR red 200-denier Cordura and now feature a low-profile handle for easier filling and carrying