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Black Wolf

Tank Hydration Bladder - 3 Litre


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17 Doherty St, Brendale QLD Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm
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Sun: 9.30am - 2.30pm

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.

  • Magnetic bite valve retainer
  • Top loading
  • Fill length handle
  • BPA and PVC free materials
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In Use Dimensions:
44L x 20W x 5.5H cm
Packed Dimensions:
44L x 20W x 2H cm
3 L
0.240 Kg
Limited Lifetime
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Oct 04 2017


This is the first hydration bladder I've used and it was great! Easy to fill and easy to drink out of. I soaked mine overnight with a bicarbonate solution and the plastic taste was hardly noticeable.

- Perth
Sep 09 2017

Awesome product

Very good product

- Albany
Sep 02 2017

Well designed!

Well designed able to fill up without removing from backpack

- Glenelg south
Jul 05 2017


Yep, great piece of kit.

- Black River
Jul 04 2017

Blackwolf Bladder

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!

- Mildura
Jun 24 2017

Black wolf hydration bladder

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.

- Deeral
Mar 04 2017


Great bladder although pipe yellows in colour

- Mount stuart
Mar 02 2017

Very pleasing

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!

- Indooroopilly
Feb 17 2017

It holds water without leaking, but makes it taste bad

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

- Kilsyth
Feb 05 2017

Too long

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.

- Wynnum
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Does this fit in a Cedar Breaks 75L pack?1 answer

I have read a review that says the bladder pack is too big for the Cedar Breaks 75L pack. Is this true?

- 4304(1 month ago)

G'day Dee,

You are able to use a 3L Bladder with the Black Wolf Cedar 75L pack. However, please note that as it's a travelling pack, there isn't a specific hydration port included in the pack, but that you can run the hydration bladder between the zips.

- Snowys(1 month ago)

which size hydration bladder ?1 answer

looking for a hydration bladder to fit the tempo 30 pack

- Thornbury(3 months ago)

G'day Leesa,

I've been down on the shop floor and checked this out for you and you'll be fine fitting either the 2L or 3L Tank Hydration Bladder in a Tempo 30.

- Snowys(3 months ago)

Does this fit in the Blackwolf Bugaboo 70+10?1 answer

Interested in buying a pack and I already have the bladder, but does anyone know if it will fit?

- Melbourne(3 months ago)

G'day Emily,

The Black Wolf Tank Hydration Bladder 3L will fit in your 70L pack no worries.

- Snowys(3 months ago)

which size to fit 55L mountain ash pack?1 answer

Hi can you please tell me which sizes will fit in the 55L mountain ash pack - thanks.

- 2602(4 months ago)

G'day Lucy,

The Mountain Ash 55L is capable of fitting both the 2L and 3L Tank bladder.

- Snowys(4 months ago)

Hydration bladder fitting1 answer

I have a Black Wolf Monashee 40L Day Pack. Would the 3L Hydration Bladder fit?

- Victor Harbor(4 months ago)

G'day Mason,

The Black Wolf 3L bladder will fit into the Black Wolf Monashee 40L day pack with no worries.

- Snowys(4 months ago)

Osprey Atmos Hydration pocket1 answer

Hi, Would this fit in an Osprey Atmos AG 65 backpack?

- 2477(6 months ago)

G'day David,

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.

- Snowys(6 months ago)

Hydration bladder fitting.1 answer

I have a Blackwolf Explorer 35 and was wondering if this bladder would fit my pack. Thankyou, Sam.

- Mt Barker(6 months ago)

G'day 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.

- Snowys(6 months ago)

Bladder / Tank that fits.1 answer

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

- Barcaldine(6 months ago)

G'day 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.

- Snowys(6 months ago)

Which bladder fit which day pack?1 answer

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.

- Sydney(7 months ago)

G'day Row, 

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.  

- Snowys(7 months ago)

Which size to get?1 answer

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?

- Sydney(9 months ago)

G'day Joe, 

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. 

- Snowys(9 months ago)

Plastic taste1 answer

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

- Brisbane(1 year ago)

G'day Neil,

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. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hose1 answer

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 :)

- , (1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)