Built tough to last, the MSR Dromedary bag will haul your water on all your outdoor trips, while holding up in all kinds of conditions.
Made from a whopping 1000 denier fabric laminated with food-grade polyurethane, this bag will stand up to freezing and boiling temperatures. Extremely transportable thanks to its entirely collapsible construction, and with webbing on the outside edges to make carrying and hanging super easy - this bag won’t let you down when it comes to convenience and ease of use.
The low-profile cap also makes it easy to fill your bag, drink from it, and pour water with no trouble. Add to the versatility of this bag with the compatible accessories, and you can turn this bladder into a hydration kit or shower when you’re off the grid. When it comes to choosing gear that performs at a high-level season after season, you can rely on MSR.
Heavy-duty abrasion resistant fabric
Fabric lined with food-grade polyurethane for tasteless water
Can handle freezing or boiling
Perimeter webbing from to make carrying and hanging easy
I purchased a 10L MSR Dromedary water carrier after years of using MSR stoves and being very happy with them. The bag is exceptionally well constructed BUT the water tastes pretty strongly of plastic after just a few hours. Not excited by the idea of a multi-day hike with plastic water. Has anyone had any luck getting the taste out? I've tried vinegar, bicarb, lemons, even denture cleaning tablets (one of the weirder google suggestions) but no luck. Still tastes like plastic.
Alex - 5049(3 years ago)
I have heard some reports of the Dromedary Bladders not tasting overly great. Generally, taste is quite subjective, and some users will notice it more so than others. It sounds like you've tried most of the options we'd suggest, but one option you could try is the Camelbak Cleaning Tabs, they tend to knock out any odd flavours hanging about.
Leece - Snowys(3 years ago)
I tried the camelback tablets Still an issue Water has a smoke like flavour I am very disappointed with this product for the price
Simon - Mount Barker (1 year ago)
These flavours do seem to be noticed by some people more than others, Alex, and it's not just confined to a particular brand. One thing I'm yet to try in my water bladders is red cordial. Sounds crazy but apparently it works, just make sure you rinse it well afterwards.
Another thing I have found is that filling my bottles and bladders with fresh rainwater results in much less plastic taste than when using mains water. Adelaide water is renowned for it's chemical taste, and the taste is exaggurated drinking from my bladder, so it must be something to do with the combination of chemicals in the water and the materials the bladders are made from.
Ben - Snowys(1 year ago)
Thanks Ben Will try the red cordial I have only ever used carbon filtered rainwater in my dromedary as we have no mains water at home
Simon - Mount Barker Junction, SA (1 year ago)
I hope the red cordial works, I'm yet to give it a go. You're not the only one experienceing this problem, it's an issue that has been around for years and there has always been some mystery around why some people find it so much worse than others. ~ Ben