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Rated 5 out of
tiny bucketI hang it off the handlebars of my mobility scooter while camping . Just walk into the river and fill.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 4 out of
Easier than making 100+ trips down the hill!I don't know that I believe the 10L sizing on this, since we never managed to get 10L into our base-camp 12L Lifestraw in one go.
That being said, I don't really have too many complaints about it. Yes, it really does fold as small as that picture shows you (the model does not have deceptively large hands). Yes you CAN get it back into the itty bitty stuff sack (or I can, my taller, furrier half is useless at it)!
There are really only two flaws in the design, and one isn't a flaw so much as a fact of life.
Water is heavy. HEAVY. No matter how full or not full you get this bag, that handle is gonna be feeling mighty skinny by the time you get back to camp. I recommend adding a carabiner or something similar to carry it with as the strap will cut into you like nobody's business.
The other is an actual real flaw. The opening is so flimsy that unless you're dealing with water that's at least knee deep, you'll have a hard time filling it. We were trying to get water (3/4 mile+ in either direction or down a steep embankment near camp) without having to scramble and I can tell you that you will never use this bag in a well. Even climbing into the water (mid calf) with it I had trouble getting it to fill without using my hand like a sad, inefficient scoop.
Eventually I got smart and hooked the carry strap to my mesh belt and strung it on like a bandoleer to tote back to camp. That made carrying a lot easier, though I'll give credit where credit is due: once you get the water IN the bag, it tends to stay there until you dump it out on purpose.