Swiss Water Bag (Black) – Holds 20 Liters (5 Gallons) of Water

Swiss Water Bag (Black)

The Swiss water bag is a military surplus item used for storing and dispensing up to 20 liters of water (or just over 5 gallons). The plastic spigot makes dispensing water quick and easy in any situation, including: emergencies, camping, hiking or any other outdoor activity.

Color Black

Description / Swiss Water Bag (Black)


  • Swiss Army Water Bag
  • Holds 20L (5+ Gallons) of Water
  • Easy Dispensing Faucet
  • Can Be Hung at Campsite

More Information

Manufacturer Swiss Army Surplus

Customer Reviews

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.
Review by Chris
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.
Heavy duty rubber water bladder was an excellent purchase
Review by Eric
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.
Holding tank!
Review by boB
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.
Emergency Water for Days!
Review by Edwin
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!
Good quality
Review by Chad
Love it. Use it for drinking water, and as a make shift shower when we are camping
Best choice for water at camp
Review by Steve
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.
Ideal camping water container
Review by Josh
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!
Going to be useful!
Review by Kyle
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.
Great item to have. Fantastic price.
Review by John
The price is fantastic considering the quality of the product. It can be rolled up for camping and serves a great purpose.
Fantastic price and high quality product.
Review by Jake
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.
Review by Chuck
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!
everyone should have a few
Review by don
A great water bag, rolls up and is space saving and light when empty. Great for emergencies or outdoor activities.
this is a must for hiking
Review by chris
i use this all the time for hiking, holds water well and very durable,
Awesome Bag
Review by Daniel
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!
Excellent Product
Review by Mo
As described, very rouged and holds water well, very well made.
Excellent value
Review by John
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 love this bag
Review by Daniel
I keep this in one of my many bug out bags its a good thing to have
Thumbs up for a warm shower
Review by KP Duty
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.
Great Water Bag
Review by Philip
Huge capacity, excellent condition with a space saving design when not in use. No off smells inside, no marks on outside.
Better than I expected
Review by Dan
Very high quality, may buy another!
good to have in a boat
Review by igor
makes good life vest ,or a pillow
Well made, lots of capacity, clever design
Review by RB
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.
Swiss Water Bag
Review by Richard
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.
Swiss Water Bag
Review by Brian
Great bag for camping or emergencies. When its empty just roll it up and put it in your pack. Very high quality.
Family Camping Must Have
Review by Manyclunkers
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.
Durable, compact, and handy
Review by Dirk
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.
wow,great product
Review by Reddevil
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.
good addition to survival pack
Review by Luis
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

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