Emdom Vehicle Hydration Carrier

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Emdom Vehicle Hydration Carrier

by Sean
Emdom Vehicle Hydration Carrier - When I found out we were going to carry Emdom Gear, I insisted we get this hydration carrier. It's short (in length) so it doesn't hang below your armor (Perfect for the PIG Plate Carrier). This allows you to properly engage the kidney pad on your ruck! I hate humping a ruck for miles and not being able to properly seat my ruck, it really wears on you by mile 12, by mile 18 you want to punch somebody in the face. This hydration carrier lets you have the benefits of having a hydration carrier attached to your armor, without the hassle plus it's very roomy. Plenty of room for extra gear despite its small size. It has several low profile pockets, velcro panels in the inside and outside, and a small mesh pocket for malaria pills or water purification tablets. It also has an elastic band inside to hold your hydration carrier in place snugly. I really love this carrier, probably the pinnacle of MOLLE hydration carriers.

The Emdom Vehicle Hydration Carrier is a shorter, wider version of Emdom's standard H2O hydration carrier. It fits a standard 70 oz wide reservoir. It is specially designed for vehicle drivers and operators who prefer a shorter hydration carrier. Being shorter and wider, the bottom of the vehicle hydration carrier does not touch the seat in sitting. It eliminates the problem with the armor being pushed up when seated due to the hydration carrier. Besides, a shorter hydration carrier allows operators to carry a bigger fanny pack or other gear at the center of the back at the waist.

Like our standard H2O hydration carrier, the vehicle hydration carrier can be mounted directly to any MALICE clip compatible platform (vests / armor / load bearing equipment); or be used as a stand-alone hydration system after installing a pair of removable shoulder straps (sold separately); perfect as a small hydration pack for day to day use. The vehicle hydration carrier is constructed of 1000 Denier Cordura nylon, features low infrared reflective [IRR] buckles, Mil-spec webbing, zippers, and materials that provide an edge on the battlefield and during night ops.

The vehicle hydration carrier features full coverage of color / camo matched MALICE webbing on the front and sides for attachment of other modular pouches. It has a reservoir compartment and a front accessory pocket with two zippered openings (top and bottom) for easy access to long and short items inside. Long items such as antenna or a spare reservoir can be accessed through the top zipper opening. Small items located at the bottom of the pocket are easily accessed through the lower zipper opening, halfway down.

The reservoir compartment has a double zipper opening protected by a rain flap. The zipper ends feature double snap security to prevent accidental opening. At the top of the carrier is the elastic-covered hydration port, large enough to fit any mouth piece without having to take it apart. Inside the reservoir compartment is a mesh reservoir pocket with 4" wide elastic compression strap for maximum security and compression, a paracord reservoir hang loop for better weight distribution, a mesh zipper pocket (5" x 5") for hydration accessories (connectors, cleaning tablets and spare bite valve), and a loop Velcro panel (4" x 4") behind the zipper pocket for extra patches and IFF tape storage.

At the front of the carrier is a 5.5" x 3" MALICE loop Velcro panel for attachment of unit/identification patches or other MALICE pouches. There are four front webbing loops (attach points) for extra tie downs, or to secure the carrier to other load bearing systems or rucks.

At the back of the carrier is the MALICE clip matrix. The carrier requires three long and three short MALICE clips (not included), offering extremely secure mounting to any MALICE / PALS / ALICE platform. For stand-alone carry, there are four attachment points at the rear for shoulder strap installation (see below for details). Backed with Emdom's lifetime warranty.

Hydration reservoir and the low profile H2O shoulder strap system are not included.

  • Two compartment hydration carrier. Size: 13" x 7" x 3". Weight: 16 oz. Fit 70 oz reservoir. Shorter and wider version of our standard H20 carrier.
  • Specially designed for Vehicle drivers, eliminating the problem with the armor being pushed up when seated due to the hydration carrier.
  • Specially designed operators who want a shorter carrier. Operators can carry a bigger fanny pack or other gear at the center of the back at the waist.
  • Mil-spec material & Lifetime warranty. Genuine DuPont Mil-spec 1000 D Cordura. Genuine Crye Precision Multicam Cordura Fabric. ITW low infrared reflective (IRR) buckles for night ops. Mil-spec YKK zippers, Velcro and webbings. Backed by Emdom's life warranty.
  • MALICE / PALS / ALICE compatible, fit all compatible vest, armor, rucks, and load bearing equipments.
  • Stand-alone carry option. Four shoulder strap attachment points at the back. A fully adjustable low profile shoulder strap system is available for separate purchase.
  • Low profile design: Mid-size pack for day to day use. Easy in and out from vehicle, function well in tight surroundings.
  • Camouflage matched webbings on the front and side.
  • Max mounting capacity: Full coverage of MALICE webbing on the front and sides.
  • Top 5.5" x 3" MALICE compatible built-in loop Velcro panel, designed for team patches, IDs, IFF markers, or MALICE pouch attachment.
  • Four webbing loops on the front for extra tie-downs, fit split D-rings, paracord, or elastic shock cords.
  • Front accessory compartment has two zipper openings (top and bottom), easy access to both long and short items inside.
  • Rain protection: All zippers covered by rain flaps. Hydration port covered by a piece of elastic.
  • Zipper security: Zipper of the reservoir compartment has a double snap security system to prevent accidental opening.
  • Hydration port is protected under a piece of elastic. Port is large enough to fit all mil-spec mouth pieces.
  • Reservoir security: Internal paracord reservoir hanging loop for better weight distribution. Mesh reservoir pocket has an elastic opening, and a 4" wide elastic band for better retention, support and compression.
  • More storage options: a 5"x 5" mesh zipper pocket (inside the main compartment) for hydration accessories, such as cleaning tablets and extra mouth pieces. Behind this pocket is a 4" x 4" loop Velcro panel for extra patches or IFF marker storage.
  • Water Drainage grommet at bottom, for maritime operations.
  • Note: Hydration reservoir is NOT included.
  • Note: Shoulder strap is NOT included, which can be separately purchase.
  • Imported.


  • 5
    So far, extremely impressed

    Posted by Coop on 18th Jan 2015

    Once again the SKD staff picks freakin' rock. The Emdom hydration carrier is super tough, fits well and looks good on my PIG plate carrier. Two thumbs up for the product and two thumbs up to SKD and the gang.

  • 5
    Emdom Vehicle Hydration Carrier - perfect fit !

    Posted by Ferdinand van Woensel on 1st Jan 2015

    I was looking for a small but versatile hydration carrier and i found this Emdom carrier... i was sold because it offered everything i needed ... molle, low profile and storage space.... When i got this hydration carrier delivered it was perfect since its the precise size of my plate carrier (Warrior Assault Systems DCS) love this thing :)

  • 5
    Emdom Vehicle Hydration Carrier

    Posted by Jesus Pardo on 1st Jan 2015

    This is truly an amazing Hydration Carrier. It does everything it's supposed to do. it's just the right size n' all. Couldn't be happier with my Purchase. Worth every penny.

  • 5
    Emdom Vehicle Hydro

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Jan 2015

    I bought the Emdom Vehicle Hydro to go on the back of my TAG/Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier. It fits perfectly on the back panel with almost no overhang. There are slots for para-cord to allow you to cinch the pack down. This is a great option that will allow you to carry a lot on the back of small cut plate carriers. I bought this pack to replace my TYR tactical 50oz Hydration carrier, because I wanted something that could hold more that still fit nicely on my back panel. The velcro on the back is also multicam (on the multicam version) which is a great touch. The 2 zippers snap together which is another great touch, and is nice when using bolt cutters inside the pouch. The only potential downside that I can see with this pack is that the Para cord pull tabs on the zippers are slightly off colored (pinkish?), but that is a tiny flaw in my opinion. Overall, a well made pack that is perfect for small cut plate carriers.

  • 5
    Nicely Made!

    Posted by Responsible Citizen on 1st Jan 2015

    Good Stuff: The stitching is rock solid. Bought it for the compact size and it doesn't disappoint! Bad Stuff: MALICE/MOLLE alignment. Multicam slightly different than my carrier multicam. So, I LOVE the size of this thing. Compact, thank you very much. Sewing is SOLID. Let's face it - capacity and size are why you buy the hydration pouch you do. This is a great choice. The negative here is the side that mounts to your plate carrier has three columns to attach the MALICE clips to. But, the width of the pouch means it will be going over 4 rows of MOLLE on your carrier. I chose the MALICE clips when I bought this from SKDTac and only used 2 of each on the outside rows of MOLLE/MALICE. Mounting this on TAG Banshee and it leaves two rows of MOLLE on the outside edges in the back (1 per side) and hangs less than an inch below the bottom of the carrier. EXACTLY why I bought this. It is, however, slightly more vibrant of a multicam pattern than the PC. No biggie.

  • 5
    Great camelbak replacement!

    Posted by Mr mack. on 2nd Jun 2014

    Love it! 3L carriers are usually meant for some big giant piece of crap vest like the IOTV, and hang all the way down (Yes US Army, I mean you.... your vest F***ing sucks). Mate this guy up with a Source 70oz Source bladder on your plate carrier , and you have a match made in heaven! I've got mine on my PIG, and barely know it's there. It's even small enough to wear during a building entry and SSE, but still has enough room for Clif Bars.

  • 5
    High speed piece of kit!

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jan 2014

    I ordered this on black friday, and it didn't end up shipping until the fifth of December, and didn't end up getting to me until the 23rd of December! Obviously, I've been waiting quite a while for this. Basically what I was expecting. The little pull tabs on the front pocket look like something off a kid's backpack, which was kind of a let down, but they should be easy enough to replace with some paracord and a lighter. The paracord, incidentally, it's a pinkish color. I have no idea if this is a deliberate match to the pink in the multicam pattern, but it looks really strange. Velcro color is less brown, and more olive, as well as the webbing on the back. It looks better with multicam, but worse against the contrast of my coyote plate carrier. Finally, the carrier is SMALL. Like, perfectly small. It fits on my Crye JPC, which is probably one of the smallest PCs on the market. There is.. an inch, maximum of hang over.

  • 4
    Emdom Vehicle Hydration Carrier - Sewer Green

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Jan 2013

    Easy to mount to plate carrier. Well thought out carrier for bladder, could fit a 100oz in but had to cram it in. Will see how it holds up, beats the extra straps from a camelbak over top of the plate carrier.

  • 3
    Loose, but decent size and color.

    Posted by J Mitchell on 11th Oct 2012

    While the size and color are good, the MALICE clips leave this hydro carrier a bit loose on the back. If you are going to get this hydro, get extra malice clips to secure it with as the supplied 2 or 3 is not sufficient.