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Keeping you hydrated
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I used this with a 6 liter dromalite bag last summer as a wildland firefighter and it was awesome! Love the long hose and the bite valve. I loved having a 6 liter hydration sack too, it's nice when it's 100 degrees and you are digging next to a fire all day. The hose never grew any funky bacteria or slimy stuff, which is a plus. And it held up to some heavy abuse.
This is a must have for you dromedary. Love MSR so nice to have the life time warranty! I really like having the shut off valve.
Essential for your water bladder!
I used this with a MSR bag hiking through the rainforests of Costa Rica for 3 months and never had a problem! I forgot it back home so had to get a new one for hiking in Hawaii - no problems at all! Works much better than any camelbak stuff. It's really easy to drink from and easy to clean.
Could the platypus hoser cap fit the msr...
Could the platypus hoser cap fit the msr dromedary bag in the same way the custom hydration cap above does?
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a decent hookup for the MSR bags (i use the dromedarys). The only issue i have with them is the price and they are also too short for 55-65 liter backups and too long for the smaller backpacks.
But overall..they do their job quite well in terms of function...i havn't had any issues with leaks or anything like that
Drink it UP
This hydration kit makes the MSR bags so much more useful, The tubing is a little short for my bag to be deep down in my backpack but if i just put the water on top of everything works with plenty of length.
Does anyone know what size is the inner...
Does anyone know what size is the inner diameter of the tubing? does the msr shower kit have the same size tubing? I want to buy quick disconnects in the right size for both. Thanks
It is a standard size. The same that Camelbak and Platypus and MSR use. You can hook up quick disconnects to this.
The kit works fine, the problem is the bag leaks. This is the second one I have purchased that has done this. If you buy one, fill it full of water, put the lid on, hang it upside down over night. If you get no puddle, go ahead and use it. The problem seems to be around the lid, I was disappointed, MSR stuff is usually great
Works great, stands up to a beating. If you can't figure out how to use it or you feel its difficult to tell when the valve is on you shouldn't be out in the woods. MSR comes through again with a great idea!
The MSR Hydration kit is a must for any Dromlite or MSR Dromedary Bag user. As if these water bags werent versatile enough to begin with, this just takes it up a notch!
Pro: Hose is sturdy and can take abuse, bite valve is well put together and delivers much needed water just like any othe. Fittings used to attach to dromedary bags are very solid and swivel for adjustment. Taste, what taste? Youre going to taste your water, thats it.
Con: The provided little clip you see in the stock photo is pretty tough. It was difficult to keep it snapped in place when first purchase, but if you work the piece back and forth for a few minutes, it will be a lot more pliable.
Attached to 2L Dromlite!
Use it on my "Dromedry" for the last 3 years. and still it working like new! no leaks. no problems.
No More Nalgenes for this guy
I bought this unit with a 6L Dromedary bag and it has revolutionized how I hike. No more stopping to unscrew a bottle, no more only filling up bottles in 1L increments. I just toss this about half full (the weight I don't mind carrying) and I can just grab a sip whenever I want. I definately stay more hydrated and I don't have to filter water as often. The bite valve works great and the clip easily attaches to my backpack. My backpack didn't come built for H20 res. but the tube is long enough I just toss the bag into the main compartment on my pack. Love it.
Quenches my thirst
This is a good conversion for your MSR bladder. The on/off function of the valve is great (especially if you're like me and have, on more than one occasion spilled a great deal of water all over your gear in the trunk). The only thing I don't like is the plastic-y taste of the water that comes through the hose. But I have never had a hydration kit without this issue.
works great. the shut off valve on the mouth piece works very well; no leaks at all. the hose makes the water taste "plasticy" though. i use it with a 6L drom bag which doesnt alter the water's taste whatsoever. it isnt too bad though. it tastes better than the water from my girlfriend's camelbak.
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.)
Using this adapter and any compatible MSR reservoir results in a far more versatile system.
1) Easier to clean than a regular hydration bladder; applies to both hose and resevoir.
2) Can use the reservoir as a store of water when in camp.
1) Not a streamlined: having the hose stick out is a bit annoying, but nothing serious.
Overall: Great product.
A NICE ADDITION!!
Hands down a must have if you own ANY of the drom bags. Fits my Dromlite as well as my Dromdary's The bite valve, shut off valve is simple and easy when in need of a sippy! Get hydrated on the go ya know!? Big fan of this one...