While shopping for a small “writing” light I stumbled upon the Maratac Hydrant over at County Comm—an odd, tall, shoulder bag with enough room inside for two 1-liter water bottles.
The Hydrant features MOLLE webbing all around, a tall front pouch (with more MOLLE and elastic inside), a removable shoulder strap that attaches via two D-rings, two full-length integrated attachment straps for use as a pouch, a removable insulation sleeve, and loop-side Velcro on the lid for patch attachment. The bag is kind of an odd design, but it is sturdy and well built, and all zippers open/close with ease. I’ve been wanting a smaller “day hike” bag with just enough room for some munchies, a radio, and two liters of water so I’m going to give this a try and see how it works out.
The Bottom Line
A great little bag at a great price, depending on what your intended use is. If it doesn’t work out as a day pack I could see setting it up to carry a bottle of wine + accessories on camping trips. Pick up a Hydrant for ~$22 at CountyComm.