The Swiss water bag was originally designed for use by the Swiss military. Each bag is a military surplus item and is in excellent cosmetic and working condition. As noted, the bag has a volume of 20 liters, or just over 5 gallons, and measures approximately 24 inches by 18 inches when void of water. The twist off spout makes refilling or emptying the bag both quick and easy, while the push-button spigot is great for more controlled dispensing.
Featuring a black rubber construction, this water bag is easily rolled, folded, crumpled or bent to provide convenient storage in a bag or pack. I mention the color of the rubber because some may overlook its significance. The black rubber construction provides for solar heating, which allows you to obtain hot water for a shower. I know what you’re thinking. “Wait a minute – you mean to tell me that the ‘you know what’ has hit the fan and I can still enjoy the comfort of a warm shower?” Yes, you heard right, the Swiss water bag also includes dual rope carrying handles that make transport simple but also allows you to hang the bag for use as a warm, luxurious shower. Okay, maybe it’s not luxurious but it sure will keep your friends from thinking you’re Swamp Thing.
Now that we’re all aware of the dangers of dehydration, you can begin building your survival pack with the Swiss water bag. It is perfect for any outdoor adventure, including the following:
- Survival and emergency situations
- Outdoor labor
- Many more…
The low price puts 20 liters of water at your disposal and makes the thought of survival just a little bit easier to swallow.
What does that mean?
If you’ve taken the time to view our pictures of the Swiss water bag, you have probably noticed that there is some writing displayed on one side of the bag. There are actually three phrases: one in German, one in French and one in Italian. Interestingly enough, these are the three most common languages spoken in Switzerland. Each phrase translates roughly to the same thing in English – for drinking water only.
A quick Internet searches will turn up a few negative reviews of the Swiss water bag. If you read them, however, these people were attempting to use gasoline in a bag that is clearly intended for water only. Rest assured, when used properly, this bag is a great investment.
If you don't want to spend top dollar for a water container or bladder then this is the next best thing in terms of price and quality. Quality wise, this is the best water bag I have ever used, bar none.
I bought 4 of these when they were on sale a couple years ago. After having them this long I'm still very pleased. These are as rugged as possible and would cost easily 4x or 5x as much new retail...If you could find. They do add a rubber taste but there are products that can be added to clean and help to mitigate this. Also useful as a pillow when filled with air. Highly Recommended.
In great heavy duty condition. Heavy build quality and a lot of capacity.
"Car camping" shower and dirty dish cleaning unit.. It's large and in charge.
This just needs a spray adapted end fitting and you are in business.
Bought one of these a while back, I really like it, I planned to use it for rucking but I realized how heavy it got filled with water and I immediately opted for weights. It carries a TON of water and is easily transportable, just not if you're not used to carrying this weight. Wouldn't attach it to a pack, would keep this in a truck, just make sure it isn't leaky, some of them need some work on the cap. Emergency water for days!
Love it. Use it for drinking water, and as a make shift shower when we are camping
Bought 1 and used it camping after Thanksgiving. Hung it from those curved garden post hangers and used 2 because it's heavy full It was nice to have it a little bit away from cooking area and the water spout keeps the area from getting soggy. Will get 1 more at least. The smell is easy to take care of, just fill it with water and put about 8 Efferdent tablets in side and shake it up a bit for 1-2 days them empty and rinse.
The Swiss sure know how to make great gear and this water bag is no exception! Heavy duty, solid design makes this the ideal bag for holding water for camping/bugging out. The only drawback is the smell - like a used tire store! Once you get rid of that, it's good-to-go!
Basically brand new, smelling like a new tire.
Have some soapy water sitting inside it right now to try to overcome the rubber smell. I sure dont want my water tasting like it. I plan to make a basecamp water filter system using this bag. Should work great for anything I decide to do with it.
The price is fantastic considering the quality of the product. It can be rolled up for camping and serves a great purpose.
Mine came in perfect condition and I couldn't be happier with the price and the quality of the water bag. The handles are solid and the walls are thick with well sealed edges. Easily rolled up for outdoor activities or emergencies.
I have wanted a camp shower for a while, always thought it would be a good idea to have one. Never got one because I thought the plastic was to thin. This water bag is a solid thick heavy duty product that will work as a camp shower, The handles are solid. It absorbs the heat from the sun great and provides a nice hot shower for the camper or anyone who's power is out and has not hot water. Not to mention it hold 5 gallons of water for drinking and washing. I am so glad I bought 2 of them!
A great water bag, rolls up and is space saving and light when empty. Great for emergencies or outdoor activities.
i use this all the time for hiking, holds water well and very durable,
It is probably the best value for the money in terms of carrying non-potable water for camping. Bags like this new would probably sell for three times this price!
As described, very rouged and holds water well, very well made.
Typical Swiss. Only the best. If you have used any Swiss military surplus you'll know what I mean. Rifles, backpacks, leather goods, whatever. The best quality around and never been to war.
These bags are very heavy rubber and the fittings are excellent. I intend to use these when camping for hot water showers. I also intend to use them for water storage. Bought 3 and I'll probably order more. If these were new in a retail store, first they would never be this quality and second they would sell for $50!
I keep this in one of my many bug out bags its a good thing to have
I used one of these bags to have warm showers while hiking in the Peruvian Andes. The water doesn’t get hot but it really does get warm when left in the sun, and when the alternative is glacial runoff it really feels great. It has enough water for a pretty long shower. I always had to hunt it down when I wanted a shower because everyone was borrowing it. Thumbs up.
Huge capacity, excellent condition with a space saving design when not in use. No off smells inside, no marks on outside.
Very high quality, may buy another!
makes good life vest ,or a pillow
Manufactured of bonded rubber like a fuel cell. Sturdy molded plastic spout has a pushbutton valve that would make this easy use to dispense wash, cooking, or drinking water. Larger than I expected, which is nice, and it is a full five gallons. I'm going to guess that the water might taste a bit odd, but it is labeled for potable water as advertised.
These bags are significantly bigger than I had imagined. The construction appears to be very good. The spout is hard plastic and is quite sturdy. I think this will make for a great camp shower and will likely do fine for washing dishes while on the road when hot water is otherwise unavailable.
Great bag for camping or emergencies. When its empty just roll it up and put it in your pack. Very high quality.
My wife initially teased me about buying one of these. Than we went camping. We have a young daughter, and if you have little kids and take them camping I am sure you know it requires a lot of hand washing. Well not only did our bag provide enough water to wash my daughter's hand repeatedly, we had plenty of water to help wash up dishes afterwards. When I went to initially fill up the bag at the campsite I had trouble. the inside portion was a little stuck together from storage. So I found it helpful to pull the sides of the bag apart when filling it. I would suggest filling these up at home with a garden hose that has pressure, rather than at a campsite spigot that does not have pressure. Oh, these bags are made of some rather thick rubber like material, very heavy duty.
Got this for Tornado preparedness. Like that it is compact and very heavy duty. I am sure the water will have a off taste, but at least there will be water. Its nice that it does not take up much room when empty, so if space is at a premium, this is just the thing.
I have 3 of these water bladders,they are great for camping and I use them on hunting trips.easy to move around and better than water jugs.very thick material,expect long life from these.
bought this with my reward points,and I must say I points well spent.
Was added to my survival pack due to being made from durable material. I really like this