Re: Revised: OR - MSR DromLite bags - Ray Estrella
- --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Greg" <gdm320@...> wrote:
>Nah, you are good. As long as an item is still being sold in the
> I asked MSR and they said they're still available, because I called
> to ask before writing it so I didn't waste my time on a totally
> obsolete item. Hopefully they didn't mislead me...
regular channel (not clearance sites selling discontinued products) you
are OK. And we even have a two-year window anyway.
When I was editing I always felt bad to have to tell someone their 5
year old gear that they worked so hard writing up could not be accepted.
- Gah, another substandard job checking my own work. Blind faith in the
BGTRW to take care of it for me was a silly mistake to make.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Jamie D." <jdeben@...>
> Hi Greg,
> Your MSR DromLite Bag OR looks good except your manufacturer link
> not clickable. Please fix this ASAP.
> jamie d
- Hi Ray,
Another great OR! Edits below.
The upload folder is here:
(That's the folder for the 4L bag. Since your recent data were from the 4L size, do you
think it should go there?)
> MSRP (US): 2 L; $24.95, 4 L; $26.95, Spigot Cap; $21.95EDIT: In all of these lists, the semicolon should be used as the separator. So, for example,
> Volumes reviewed: 2 L (2.1 qt) and 4 L (4.2 qt) Also available in 6 L
> (6.3 qt) Listed weights: 2 L; 4.6 oz (130 g), 4 L; 5.1 oz (145 g)
> Actual weights: 2 L; 3 oz (85 g), 4 L; 3.9 oz (111 g) Spigot Cap; 1.1
> oz (31 g)
> Dimensions listed: 2 L; 8 x 16.5 in (20 x 42 cm), 4 L; 10 x 19 in (25
> x 48 cm) verified accurate.
the MSRP list should be: 2 L, $24.95; 4 L, $26.95; Spigot Cap, $21.95
EDIT: Start Listed Weights on a new line
EDIT: Any listed weight for the Spigot Cap?
> welded together to seal the edges creating the envelope type storageEdit: envelope-type
> As can be seen above a small carabiner, pieceComment: I know we don't discuss commas at BGT, but if I were able to, I might mention
that I'd put one in after "As can be seen above."
> At the lower end of the bag is the 2.15 in (55 mm) ID threadedComment: I don't know what "ID threaded" means, but should it be "ID-threaded"?
> opening used to fill or empty the DromLite.
> A smaller cap (two) unscrews to reveal a half-inch ID (13 mm) openingComment: Same thing here. I don't know what that is, but based on the last part I
commented on, does it need to say "ID-threaded opening"?
> A flat 1.25 in (32 mm) handle turnsEdit: 1.25-in (32-mm)
> and is attached by a 2 in (51 mm) tetherEdit: 2-in (51-mm) tether
> Most use is in summer withEdit: was in summer
> Here is the data from a trip I just used the 4 L DromLiteEDIT: Data are plural.
EDIT: Something's missing. Maybe, "Here are the data from a trip where I recently used
the..." (I do prefer "recently" to "just", if that's what you mean. If you mean you only used
the 4 L and not the 2 L, I'd change it to say, "...from a trip where I used just the 4 L
> great-weight-reduction-program.Edit: great weight-reduction program.
> MSR says that they sreEDIT: are
> back like a bunch of extra Nalgenes may.EDIT: might
> The small form factor is the reason for the second way I use theEdit: huh?
> DromLite bags.
> Other wise to use the center cap the bagEDIT: Otherwise
> One of the best things about the DromLite is filtering water into it.Comment: Okay, this is just something I'm curious about myself. You and Greg both had
similar comments about this. What I don't get is what happens when you take the filter
off? How do you keep the water from spilling everywhere? I've only ever filtered straight
down into a bottle, so I can't imagine how the bag on its side wouldn't spill.
> Both attach directly to the threads of the DromLite bags.EDIT: the threads of the openings on the DromLite bags.
> I tried to use the DromLite as a hydration bladder using the HandsEDIT: The hands-free kit currently sold is called the Hydration Kit.
> Free Kit but did not care for it.
> Purpose made bladders work muchEDIT: Purpose-made
Edit: Do you want to say, "I find that purpose-made bladders work much better"?
- Hi Sheila,
I made all the changes and added a sentence to explain the filtering
for wondering minds.
Thank you very much, see you next month.