The Black Wolf 3 Litre Tank Hydration Bladder has evolved to include a host of features making it more reliable and user friendly than ever before and is ideal for long days on the trail.
Now equipped with a full length handle, capacity fill lines and top fill functionality, topping up your Tank Bladder is easier than ever, and can even be done without removing it from your backpack.
The naturally antimocrobial Metallocene (mPE) offers outstanding durability and delivers BPA, PVC and taste free water through a high flow bite valve that is kept close at hand with a magnetic retainer.
Yep, great piece of kit.
This is a great bladder at a reasonable price. I use it with my BW pack. Love the handle and top closure. No issues with a taste. Liked it so much I bought another in a different size!
Great piece of gear, the top closer, the backbone and the magnetic bite piece all excellent bit of equipment. Don't know what people are complaining about the taste, I have no issue with it. My seen it and ordered one.
Great bladder although pipe yellows in colour
The purpose of choosing the Wolf bladder was to replace a leaking camel pack that came with my Mont day pack. It is very similar design. It fits in the same way.
Despite being very sensitive to tainted water flavour, I have had absolutely no problem with badly tasting water after preparing the bladder in accordance with directions, so wonder if other reviewers did not undertake the simple procedure. I have used it on multiple trips now.
The only downside is that the tube does not lie in exactly the same way as my old one on the outside of the pack: it seems to have the wrong "memory" like any hose can. I could possibly train it with heating but it hasn't been nuisance enough to do. Very happy with my Wolf!
I use this bladder with my 'black wolf- oracle 40' day pack for day hikes and mountain biking, it fits great in that particular bag and being that they are both black wolf, the hose/mouth piece is easy to feed through the bags hydration pack port and mounts very securely to the bags strap.
It also does a good job holding water without leaking on my gear, which is very important.
However, even after many months of use the water still has a strong rubber taste to it, which I believe is due to the hose which fills with water due to gravity.
I have found that once you have had a few mouth fulls (which I normally spit out because it tastes so bad) and cleared the water that is in the hose, the next few mouth fulls don't taste as bad, but the next time you go for a drink you have to get the nasty rubber tasting hose water out again to get to the fresher water in the bladder, which is very wasteful
Thought I'd buy the 3ltr rather than the 2ltr to go with my 75ltr McKinley pack. Unfortunately the 'spine' on the 3ltr is too long for the place in the pack. Doesn't fit and can't be used. Should have checked first and gone the 2ltr. I'm sure it's a good bladder though.
I was looking forward to have a BPA free & taste free Hydration Bladder, but unfortunately even after many times of changing water the bladder taste like plastic/rubber which is disgusting. I ended up using just the hose in glass bottles.
Firstly let me reassure you Agnes that the bladder is BPA free, Black Wolf don't want to mislead choices people make regarding their health. As for taste, it seems everyone is affected by a plastic/rubber taste differently, we sell tons of these and only get complaints now and then. This being said, Black Wolf have updated the Tank recently, so we are on the lookout for any increase in complaints, of which we feed back to the manufacturer. Let us know if there is more we can do for you. ~ Ben
One of the best bladders i have used. With the magetic clip and its smart mouth piece design it can be used completely hands free also.
Didn't actually use it on our trip as it was too bulky to carry with all the other equipment.
Also, even though I soaked and washed tank prior to use, it still has strong plastic flavour - any suggestions on how to remove??
Hi Cheryl, it is common to have a bit of plastic taste in water bladders, usually this goes away after a few uses. Different people are bothered on different levels with the taste, with some people finding it never goes away. You can try to soak the bladder with a bicarbonate of soda and water or lemon and water mixture overnight, this usually fixes the problem.
I have a Black Wolf Monashee 40L Day Pack. Would the 3L Hydration Bladder fit?
The Black Wolf 3L bladder will fit into the Black Wolf Monashee 40L day pack with no worries.
Hi, Would this fit in an Osprey Atmos AG 65 backpack?
Unfortunately, we don't stock Osprey products so I'm unable to give you any concrete advice for your question. I've just had a read through Osprey's website and sadly, they don't provide any information to help me answer your question either. My guess is that with a 65L pack, you would be able to fit a 3L hydration bladder as that is the case with the 65L packs that we do sell, but as I said, I can't say this with any guarantee.
I have a Blackwolf Explorer 35 and was wondering if this bladder would fit my pack. Thankyou, Sam.
While we don't currently stock the Black Wolf Explorer 35, I have called Black Wolf and they assure me that the 3L Hydration Bladder will fit inside the backpack.
Hi Guys, my apologies for asking, but I received a Blackwolf Cedarbreaks 90L pack from you today and was now needing a bladder that fits. My old Camelbak is too long and it appears that the 3L Blackwolf tank will also be too long. Is it at all possible for you to see if the Camelbak 3L Antidote Lumber or Crux is the best fit as they are shorter. Cheers Mark
I've just tried both the 3L Camelbak Crux and Lumber here in the store and unfortunately, while I can get them to fit, it doesn't sit well in the hydration pouch. Because of this, I wouldn't suggest either of the 3L sizes. I was, however, able to get the 2L Camelbak Crux to fit with no worries.
Am thinking I will buy titanium black wolf 35L day pack. Does the black wolf 3L hydration bladder fit that ok? I have never used hydration bladder before so just not sure.
I've just tried this for myself with the display, and the 3L Black Wolf Bladder does fit in the Titanium 35L Day Pack from Black Wolf.
I have a Black Wolf McKinley 75L pack. I noticed a reviewer suggesting the 3L size didn't fit right and he should have gone 2L. There is nothing on the Black Wolf site about what should fit with what. Can you advise whether the 3L can fit?
We've just tried this for ourselves in store, and the reviewer is right - the 3L Tank bladder does not fit in the McKinley 75 or 85 size which is quite odd given they're made by the same company.
We also tried the McKinley 75L with the 2L Tank Bladder, and that size definitely does fit.
Hi, Have read reviews mentioning the plastic taste. I recently read in a forum about campers and people complaining about the test from the water tank. One suggestion that was confirmed by others was to rinse out the tank, bladder in this case, with red cordial of all things. But apparently it works. You might like to mention that in your reply to the relevant reviews. Cheers
Thanks for passing on the tip about the red cordial! We find that any taste will go away after a few uses, and that it can also depend on the individual - but it's good to have options if that's a concern.
I'll be sure to pass that on to anyone who has any queries about this bladder as I know that is a concern for some purchasing a product like this.
Hi Guys, I recently purchased this bladder and find the hose to be very stiff, making it a little annoying when clipped onto my bag. Does the hose become more flexible over time, or do you sell an alternative product that can be fitted to this bladder? Many thanks :)
G’day Waylon, I’ve had a look for you and Black Wolf don’t make or sell replacement hoses for their hydration bladders. Black Wolf and Camelbak make the leading hydration products, and both their hoses have the same flexibility. The density of the plastic is likely for durability purposes, so perhaps yours will just need to be used a little more to soften it up.
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