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Hydromedary Hydration Bags

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MSR - Hydromedary Hydration Bags

Concerned about bladder failure out in the backcountry? If so, you'll appreciate the rugged character of MSR's Hydromedary System. The Hydromedaries are slimmed-down offshoots of their Dromedary Bag, designed to fit into your current hydration pack or backpack. With a new handle, they are now easier to fill and carry.

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Technical specifications & features

Weight 5.8 oz. - 6.2 oz.
Color Red
Made in USA
Mfg Sku/Part Number 57051
Other Features Made from lightweight but incredibly tough 200-denier nylon
Lined with food-grade polyurethane, the Hydromedary bags are the strongest hydration system available
The high-capacity, 40-inch drinking tube will stay soft and flexible even in freezing temperatures
MSR Bullet Bite Valve prevents leaking
360° swivel elbow prevents kinked hoses and impaired water flow
New handle makes filling and carrying easier than ever

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I have had a Dromedary bladder (4L) for almost 10 years or so. I have had it so long the opening plastic is starting to yellow. I have used and abused my Dromedary for so long now and it is still running strong. My only gripe was I found the 4 liter size too big for my adventures since I always have water on the trails I like. Also, the first generation bite valve finally started to leak after being repeatedly frozen and thawed on countless snowshoeing hikes. With a recent trip approaching I decided to upgrade the old bladder with a new one.

I wanted a smaller bladder in the 2L size range. I am a loyal customer when something is made as well as these bladders. Made in the USA, bombproof, and a proven track record. The Hydromedary bladder was an easy choice. I used it on a 16 mile round trip in Colorado's high country this past weekend and it worked perfectly.

The Pro's: It is bombproof, I actually used it as a pillow under my sleeping pad since I knew it wouldn't leak. It fit in my pack really well, it is a slim design and dropped into my packs bladder pouch perfectly. The new bite valve has a "shut off" valve built into it for a positive lock on the bite valve. I found this useful in the car ride up and in the tent, I knew it wouldn't accidentally open. The tube was plenty long for my pack. One thing I love is this bladder has no plastic taste to it.. Perfection.

I would only gripe about a few things, and they are all nit-picky things... like, the bite valve is a little bulky to route through my packs bladder tube port, and the flow on the bite valve isn't nearly as good as some other bladders I have had. The trade off is it is absolutely like a vault when it comes to leaking so I am cool with it. Also, I added a small length of cord to make a handle between the grommets this aided in carrying it to and from the lake.

I love this thing, it's expensive, but the price reflects the quality and I would certainly recommend it to a friend. In fact, on this trip we had a noob who's bladders tube kept kinking on him. He asked what kind I had and I recommended he drop the coin on this one and never look back. Keep it up MSR, and I'll keep buying your stuff! Review by Colorado Drew

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Is the hose detachable from the bladder or fixed to the bladder?
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Question by: Jeff on Jan 26, 2013 12:48:22 PM
Will this bag attach to directly to a MSR water pump?
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Question by: Jake on Jun 11, 2013 5:48:07 PM
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