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[pct-l] Re: MSR Dromlite bags


That's very interesting to hear, and I appreciate the information for
sure. I have already gone out and purchased an MSR 4 litre Dromlite
bag and hydration kit at REI, so I guess we'll see how it fars. As I'm
in Southern California, and water is scarce, I'll make sure to keep
spare Nalgene bottles until (or if) I get comfortable with the
Dromlite bag.

Worst case scenario is that I figure out it doesn't work so well, and
take advantage of REI's 100% satisfaction deal, and go with a

But this makes one person who thought it was terrific, and one person
who thought it was terrible. So in a few months I'll chime in to see
which one I am, I suppose.


On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 17:52:35 -0700 (PDT), Patrick Shannon
<canuck013@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Eric,
> I started my 2003 PCT hike with a 4-liter Dromlite bag and I have some VERY strong feelings from my experience with this product on that hike. It is definitely NOT an upgrade. You are probably right as far as puncturing holes in them, but the cap to the bag leaks like crazy. It just doesnt get a water tight seal no matter how tight you turn it. The hydration system attachment also sprung leaks and fell apart fairly quickly. My last straw for this item was when the bottom seal somehow sprung a leak on the Hat Creek Rim and I did the last half of that waterless stretch waterless in 100-degree heat. Nope, wasn't too happy with my water bladder then. I picked up a Platypus bladder the next chance I got and hiked the rest of the way with it without a problem. Only my opinions, but I feel pretty strongly about this product. Hope this helps.
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