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Used Camelbak hose instead on Dromedary

I have MSR's 10 liter Dromedary bag and love it! I also have this hydration hose. It works--but it is not nearly as durable as a camelbak hose. So I pulled this hose off the connector piece (that screws to the bladder cap) and attached the camelbak hose (same interior diameter) instead. There's nothing wrong with MSR's setup; however, my camelbak hose has the insulating sleeve (which doubles as a protective sleeve), and the camelbak bite valve has the cap to keep the bite valve clean. It may not be necessary for every day use, but I was using that setup for tactical operations in Iraq in 2007 and needed an absolutly bombproof setup. (I already had a Blackhawk Hydrastorm bitevalve rip completely out of the hose when walking through 8' elephant grass--not cool.)