Price Paid: $32
i have used this product only once and i liked it. i think like most people, i just used the good old standard camelbak crammed in my pack, but i was in the market for something a little bit lighter and the fact that i could screw it straight into my MSR water pump was a big plus. so i bought the 32oz.
The water never tasted funny whatsoever, but my only complaint was the bite valve dripped even in the locked pos. I had to leave the end of the hose pointed up ward and pinch the bite valve to let the water run back into the bladder, no big deal for me at the time but if you were somewhere that you needed to save the water I'm sure you could figure something out to save it from dripping on your chest while your hiking.
just remember when you're ready to get off the camels back this bladder is well worth it.
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MSR Hydromedary Bags are the most durable hydration system available. These bags are built with the same tough "MSR red" 200-denier Cordura as MSR DromLites and feature a new high-flow/no-leak bite valve, a low-profile easy-fill/carry handle, and three streamlined shapes that fit most packs.
These versatile hydration systems feature the same tough, lightweight 200-denier Cordura(R) exterior as DromLite(TM) reservoirs and are loaded with great features for everyone from day hikers to diehard backcountry travelers. Their rugged exterior makes them perfect for use in packs without dedicated hydration sleeves while the durable BPA-free, food-grade lining handles freezing. Available in three sizes to fit most packs, they come standard with an ergonomic 90-degree bite valve with shut-off to minimize leaks. Bite valve dramatically increases flow rate, while shutoff valve prevents leaks Low profile, ergonomic handle and wide-mouth opening for no-hassle filling Three streamlined shapes fit most hydration packs and backpacks
The most durable hydration system available These bags are built with the same tough MSR red 200-denier Cordura as our DromLites and feature a new high-flow/no-leak bite valve, a low-profile easy-fill/carry handle, and three streamlined shapes that fit most packs
The newly-designed Hydromedary Bags are MSR's most durable hydration systems. MSR built the Hydromedary Bag out of tough 200D cordura to take the abuse of the trail. These Hydromedary Bags come complete with a drink tube, a high-flow no-leak bite valve, and a low-profile easy-fill handle. Slip a Hydromedary Bag in your backpack for an instant hands-free hydration system.