Desert Fox Fuel Bladder

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Dean Ohlin, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. SaAdvRider99

    SaAdvRider99 Been here awhile

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  2. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Sure have, over and over, no issues over the past 3 years.
    The bladders have also been interstate/ NZ and Europe multiple times and never raised an eyebrow with customs/ security/ airport checks of all sorts in any country or port
    re: permeating fumes (they were aired for a couple of days prior to shoving them into a suitcase each time).
    For my kind of use and in my book, nothing else compares.
  3. Nerb

    Nerb Been here awhile

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    Yes. I returned one that had a leak like that... a bunch of fuel was stuck between bladders. Ive also had one leak recently (both skins split) and a few buckles break. I have used them quite a lot and liked them, but probably wouldnt buy them again now that I see other brands have adopted tie down points and loops.
  4. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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  5. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    They are of poor quality really for what you pay.
  6. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  7. hoorang

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    ^^^ cheap but they stink like you have 5L of petrol on the outside of them...
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  8. watagans300exc

    watagans300exc Been here awhile

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    I have 3 brand new ones, 2 years old and still in the plastic shipping wrapping if anyone is interested. $90 bucks each or all 3 for $240 + postage.
  9. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Have to very careful of the fuel nozzle putting a hole in the inner liner.
  10. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    And no tie down points like Nerb says, you’d need to carry them in a pannier I suppose.
  11. hoorang

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    Canvas, velcro and D rings are cheap.
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    And keeps the stink out of most of surrounding gear. In their favour these roll up to not much.
  12. scottdug

    scottdug Adventurer

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    Geez hoorang
    Those old bladder's and bag's look like they have dragged across a desert, kicked up the canning and not nearly looked after at all??!!....... lol lol
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  13. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  14. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    @BygDaddee showed me his Liquid Containment bladder over the weekend. 3 litres i think he said. A very nice bag.

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  15. J_B

    J_B Mid-life Crisis

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    has anyone tried the Giant Loop Fuel Bladder?

    Any independent review or comments
  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  17. TheBigMuff

    TheBigMuff UNFKNBLVBL

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    Apologies for the thread-jack, but why would you buy a desert fox bladder when the liquid containment ones are Australian, a similar price, have an odour proof layer, and look much more durable?
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  18. Anders-

    Anders- 690R

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    One reason is availability.
  19. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    My liquid containment bladder is anything but odour-proof

    Key reason I've had so little use out of it
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  20. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Long timer

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    2 year review of 2 desert fox 5ltr bladders
    bought 3/8/2016 @$165 AUD the pair delivered (including exchange rate Aud/Rand)
    95% of time sitting in shed here in Adelaide, lowest we get is just above 0 degrees c and up to 45 degrees c in summer
    some petrol in most of the time.
    absolutely no smell
    I just
    gave the top one a pretty hard scratch with the thumbnail on the straps right in the middle of the bag........you cannot see when I scratched my nails on it.
    thats my experience

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