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Just curious as to if the MSR Miniworks EX will work with camelback hydration bladders or if they only work with MSR versions (ie dromedary and hydromedary).
 

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Well it depends on what you mean by "works". It will technically "work" with a camelback but you will need to purify into a water container then pour it into the camelback. Or you can place the unit loosely into the camelback bladder since it has a larger fill opening. It will not fit flush like it does with MSR bags though.

The camelback fill spout is much larger in diameter than the MSR miniworks screw port.
 

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Yes, it does work. Most hydration bladders have the standard Nalgene sized male fitting (2in, 61mm, something like that), and the Miniworks has the compatible female fitting. However, I found it easier to pump into a Nalgene, then pour from that into the bladder. That way seemed more stable, and didn't risk ripping the fitting out of my bladder.
 

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Yes, it does work. Most hydration bladders have the standard Nalgene sized male fitting (2in, 61mm, something like that), and the Miniworks has the compatible female fitting. However, I found it easier to pump into a Nalgene, then pour from that into the bladder. That way seemed more stable, and didn't risk ripping the fitting out of my bladder.
The mouth on a Camelbak bladder is 3 1/2 inches (89mm) not really a standard size. I could fit the whole Miniworks into my hydratoin bladder LOL. From what I remember about my Miniworks, it was about 2 inches or so in diameter.

But I do agree about filtering into a bottle, then pouring it in. But since then I got rid of container dependent filters and went with output hoses. Far more versitle for me.
 

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I should change my reply from "yes, it does" to "maybe." It works on my Camelbak bladder and a friend's off-brand bladder. Maybe it won't work on the new Camelbak's.

I agree about the output hoses. The Miniworks is a great filter, and can be made better if more versatile.
 

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I should change my reply from "yes, it does" to "maybe." It works on my Camelbak bladder and a friend's off-brand bladder. Maybe it won't work on the new Camelbak's.

I agree about the output hoses. The Miniworks is a great filter, and can be made better if more versatile.
Yep the older camelbaks had a smaller mouth. But a hose adapter on a Miniworks filter would have been great.
 
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