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MSR Dromlite Bags

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    12 Reviews


    Keep the fluids flowing with this bag.

    The MSR Dromlite Bags are a lighter, but equally tough, version of MSR's Dromedary Bags for the weight-conscious backpacker or camper. MSR Dromlite Bags take the hassle out of filling, carrying, and pouring water in the field. MSR designed their Dromlite Bags to withstand the most trying conditions. With a temperature threshold from freezing to boiling, and abrasion-resistant Cordura construction, these sturdy Bags hold up to the most rigorous adventures. MSR added a low-profile handle making it easy to fill. MSR Dromlite Bags have added perimeter webbing allowing you to attach it to your pack or hang it up at the base camp. The bonus 3-in-1 cap ensures effortless filling, drinking, and pouring from the Dromlite Bags.

    • High-capacity water storage that collapse down to its cap size
    • Lightweight, durable film construction makes for fast travel
    • Loop at top makes for easy hanging and carrying
    • BPA-free design makes for safe drinking
    • Item #CAS009N

    Tech Specs

    ⚠️ WARNING
    Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
    rugged, BPA-free film
    2L, 4L, 6L
    [2L] 8.5 x 15.6in, [4L] 10 x 18.3in, [6L] 11.3 x 20.6in
    Claimed Weight
    [2L] 4.6oz, [6L] 5.1oz, [6L] 5.7oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited 3 years

    Tech Specs

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    great portable water option

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I carry this around so that I can treat large quantities of water at once then pour it into my bottles for multi-day excursions. Its extremely lightweight and easily tossed into a pack.

    Almost there

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Purchased there for an overnight kayaking trip to carry water.

    Pros: the nozzle/cap system is great. Allows you to control the water stream, ranging from a small nozzle to a large opening.

    Cons: Made the water taste like chlorine. I flushed and washed them multiple times but the taste still remained. I’m guessing after a few more washes this should go away.

    Caps leak

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used to have the old red Dromlite which after a while leaked all over my pack the night before a ski mountaineering trip. I was always very careful with it and I believe it leaked from the cap at that time.

    I saw there was a new version so I figured I would give it another shot. Second time using it and it leaked all over my pack again, from under the smaller cap. Fussed with it a bunch and could not tighten it in such a way as to stop the leak.

    FWIW a regular Nalgene cap will fit on these and in my experience has not leaked at all.

    Converted from Dromedary, No Complaints

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I've had the original MSR Dromedary for as long as I can remember, and went with these Dromlite bags for a recent trip without water access. No complaints whatsoever! The Dromlite is lighter, obviously, but the material feels quite durable and not prone to puncture. I also really like the redesigned cap with the keeper cord. I don't taste the hose-water that some have referred to, not sure if MSR has corrected that or if I'm just not as discerning, but it wouldn't (it didn't) sway my purchase behavior, since I read that review before buying. Another big improvement from my Dromedary is the hanging elastic cord, opposite the opening, which I prefer to the threaded cord that goes all the way around the perimeter of the Drom.

    So light, yet so durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought the 4L Dromlite bag as a supplement to my 3L Osprey hydration bladder while doing a 2-night, 3-day hike through Guadalupe Mountain National Park (desert climate). Part of me thought that this bag would burst before the trip was over, but held up like a champ. And I wasn't easy with it. I will definitely use this bag in the future!

    Love the design

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had one of the prior generation dromlite bags and now this one. The old one is still going strong. I'm a big fan of the three lid options for filling, drinking, and pouring.

    Good bag; Hose-water taste fixed

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have three of the older Red Dromlite 6L bags. I teach backpacking in Boy Scouts and use them frequently. The boys call them "water babies". I absolutely love them and don't know why they changed them but regardless I recently purchased these new ones to add to the collection of water babies for the troop. There's no doubt that these new bags make the water taste like hose water. Absolutely undeniable. I had read the reviews and did a taste test. There is a fix though. After rinsing out your bag several times with water fill it about half full with warm water and put about 1/2-3/4 cup of baking soda in the bag with the warm water. It does an amazing job of removing that hose-water taste.

    Light and Fast

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Picked up the 2 Liter version of the Dromlite and couldn't be happier. With 3 different ways to access your water, it is easy to get your H20 when you need it. In such a light weight and compact package, it's hard to turn this down. Pick one up and stay hydrated out there.

    Peculiar hydration hose Incompatability

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Fyi-Every msr bladder I've encountered has had the same size cap(s), compatible with the msr hydration hose, etc-until now. For some reason (maybe to pour better?) the designers decided to use a different size cap, not compatible with the hydration hose.

    Wrote msr and they were nice enough to send me the compatible cap for free.

    Other than that, the bladder is fine. Not as durable as the canvas dromedary, but packs tighter.

    New design is great

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using dromedary and dromlite bags for desert trips or anything where i need to carry a larger amount of water and have always been a huge fan. MSR re-designed these recently and to date, I continue to be really happy with the new version.

    For all of the bags, the 3-in-1 lid is awesome - you can take the whole cap off for filling, the sort of medium sized one if you're drinking from the bag, or the small one when filling another bottle or to have what's basically a small stream of water. I'll hang the bag by the top and use the small flip for things like getting a bit of water to clean a pot.

    The old material has been pretty bombproof for me, and the new material has stood up well so far. It's more pliable than the old material, which i like when stuffing a empty one into my pack.