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Reliance Fold-A-Carrier Water Carrier - 2.5 gal. Specs
Family & car camping
320 fluid ounces
12.5 x 10 x 3 inches
Liquid capacity (L)
Liquid capacity (fl. oz.)
Reliance Fold-A-Carrier Water Carrier - 2.5 gal.
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Reliance Fold-A-Carrier Water Carrier - 2.5 gal.is rated2.1667out of5by6.
Rated1out of5byMalonetravels2fromREI Buyers PLEASE contact RelianceREI Buyers please read the reviews and contact the manufacturer or quit carrying !!! Had one for years, did not leak. New ones in the last 3 years leak. Have to duct tape and glue to finish trip, take back to REI. Have purchased for two to three month extended trips in three of the last four years and the product leak at the folding area so had to return it each time. Because it leaked we had to use duct tape and glue each time to make it through the trip. We use the Katadyn Base Camp Water Filter and drain purified water into the Reliance 2.5 and fill our individual water bottles in order to not create plastic trash for host areas. We have used these over the years but only in the last few have they begun to fail quickly. Must be some new material being used that does not hold up.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated1out of5byknowWhentoFoldfromIf you use it, it WILL leakSimply: Don't throw your good money after my bad. Either buy a hard container (I don't know which one?) or an MSR Dromedary water bag.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated5out of5byMyD0j0from10+ years and countingI have had one (count it: 1) of these for well over 10 years. While the manufacturer may well have changed materials since then, I have not at all ever had any of the problems noted by others. I have hung this thing up in trees (so the spigot would drain hands free), it has fallen off picnic tables while full, and the worst thing that has happened to it is the stop peg on the cap broke such that the valve will turn past the "closed" position.
The cap will leak if it is cross threaded, which I have done. However, the material is resilient enough that the several times it has been cross threaded, it has not caused enough damage to cause permanent leaks. The bag is kept packed with all my other camping gear in a foot locker and has never come close to being punctured--you'd have to work at it to puncture it.
This water bag has been as durable as my free standing camp grill yet has gotten even more use. It is one of my best and longest lived pieces of equipment.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated1out of5byJMS in MichiganfromUsed once before trashing themWe used two of these containers to bring back artesian spring water from our cabin to enjoy at our home. I also thought they would be handy and less bulky than hard side containers for use on camping trips. We made one 5 hour trip with them filled and were never able to use them again. They developed leaks the second time we tried to use them. We didn't abuse them either. They were gently cushioned with other items in the back of my SUV.
Of all the H2O containers we own, these were also the most difficult to carry when full. The thin handles cut into your hands if you have to carry them for any distance.
Buy. Something. Else.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated4out of5byRolnRokkfromHas worked well for meHave used mine for 3 years on desert car camping trips where nearest water was a mile drive away. Used in camp kitchen to wash hands/dishes and refill water bottles. No problems with leaking after 5 weekend trips with 3-4 refills per trip. I keep it on a table and don't store it folded too compactly, so use is fairly gentle.
Only issue is that once it gets down below 30% full it can roll off the table easily, but I've solved that by tying a cord to the top and anchoring it to the table.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated1out of5bywingofivfromJunkLasted two days of easy car camping. Do not buy. Junk.
Date published: 2013-03-16
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Reliance Fold-A-Carrier Water Carrier - 2.5 gal. Customer Reviews