|Rating:||9 / 10|
|Weight||2.4 / 2.5|
|Durability||2.4 / 2.5|
|Value for money||2.1 / 2.5|
|Usability||2.1 / 2.5|
This purchase started out with a specific purpose in mind and that was hill pack training. I walk up hills with a full water bladder, empty the bladder out at the top of the hill and then walk down with minimal weight. The idea is that you get all the work on your legs going up hill but on the way down, the impact on your knees is minimised which in my case is an important consideration.
MSR has always had a reputation for producing high quality, high capacity water bladders something that has continued with the current range of Dromedary water storage bladders. These bladders come in 4L, 6L and 10L capacity.
What surprised me was the weight. I typically use a 3L Osprey Water Bladder for my longer hikes as I like having the extra capacity when needed. I was surprised when I purchased my 10 litre MSR Dromedary to find that it weighed 251 grams and my 3L Osprey which weighed 310 grams! In all fairness, if you convert the Dromedary to a drinking bladder its adds an additional 55 grams which still comes in under the weight of my 3L bladder.
This bladder is very robust made of 1000 Denier BPA free fabric and can be used as either a storage bladder for car camping or large capacity bladder for camping. It’s rare that hikers need to carry this much water but sometimes it does happen. In addition this bladder can be converted to a shower with the right attachment so iT can become a very versatile unit.
The standard bladder comes with a 3−in−1 Hydration Cap which is a fancy way of saying the larger ring screws off for emptying water or filling the bladder. The smaller nozzle has a small pouring spout and can also be unscrewed to attach a shower or hydration bladder nozzle.
For me this bladder will become a versatile unit when we occasionally car camp. It will get regular use for my uphill pack training and it will potentially accompany me on some future long dry hikes that I have planned to provide with with plenty of water carrying capacity.
MSR Dromedary 10L Water Storage
MSR Dromedary 10L full
3−in−1 Hydration Cap. The larger ring screws off for emptying water or filling the bladder. The smaller nozzle has a small pouring spout and can also be unscrewed to attach a shower or hydration bladder nozzle
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AUD $129.95 RRP but often available at a discounted price
This review was done with product purchased from a retailer by Australian Hiker