The DIY Rampage Continues..Cool water bladder carrier

ckossuth

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I picked up a 3L Camelbak Mil Spec Antidote water reservoir for $16 through an army surplus store on eBay. It's super light weight, strong and had great reviews.

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I've been on a bit of a DIY rampage lately so I thought I'd build a carrier for it. I used hypalon material for the reinforcements around the filler cap and the hose outlet. I also sewed in a strip of fabric behind the zipper so it couldn't rub on the bladder causing it to wear a hole in it. After the front and back panels were complete I sewed them together and then covered the hem in grosgrain. Enjoy!

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pods8

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Good job on that mid panel zipper.

You have a current source for the hypalon or was that something you already had?
 
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HankBC

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Looks great man! I wish I payed more attention during home ec class in school now! Turns out sewing is useful


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WoodBow

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Nice project. Thanks for the heads up on the bladder. I snagged one. Ive been running a camelbak 3L long bladder for about 10 years and it has performed great. Just now starting to have some problems with it so I figured i'd upgrade before it burns me on a hunt.

I can't tell exactly how you have it attaching to the frame. I made a bladder carrier a year or two ago with the same two straps coming off the top with male SR buckles. I then put female SR repair buckles on the loops at the top of the frame. Straps are long enough that I can run it against frame or on the outside of a loaded pack. You are probably using a similar system but hard to tell.

http://www.rokslide.com/forums/diy-...-bladder-sleeve-kifaru.html?highlight=bladder
 
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