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Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier

Item #: 80816

Our Price: $7.99

The Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier is the original, and still finest quality collapsible water container on the market. The Fold-A-Carrier is a durable collapsible water container that is made from high-grade polyethylene. Even in extremely cold temperatures the Fold-A-Carrier remains flexible.
  • Dimensions: 9.5" x 9.5" x 9.5". (24 cm x 24 cm x 24 cm)
  • Weight. 7.5 oz. (212.5 g)
  • Folding water container made from durable, food grade polyethylene, flexible even in extreme cold.
  • For camping, picnics and the cottage.
  • Sturdy handle.
  • Spigot design has easy pour, leakproof, on/off feature.
  • Large neck opening lets you add ice.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier
 
3.6

(based on 32 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camping (4)
    • Car camping (4)
    • Backpacking (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    3.0

    Iffy water storage

    By Don Quixote

    from Houston, Tx.

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    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Lightweight construction

    Best Uses

    • Car Camping
    • Emergency water storage

    Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

    Didn't leak, however: Material in the corners is very thin and seems easily susceptable to punctures. I would not rely on these if they were at all subject to rough handling or abraison. Best use is as a convenience item where bulk water is available but maybe not close to your camp site.
    Also, the spout is too long and could get damaged or damage other stuff. It also could easily open if jostled in transit.

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    4.0

    Water Filter System

    By Gila Art

    from Nortn Central Texas

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

          When backpacking we use two 2.5 gallon Reliance water bags as part of a home made gravity flow water filter system. A Reliance bag weighs 20 pounds when full and is easily raised to the 5-6 feet required for our filter system. A second 2.5 gallon bag receives the filtered water. Using the Reliance bags we have successfully used this system for over 20 years. We once tried another brand bag but quickly returned to the Reliance containers. For our use the Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier is the best.

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          2.0

          Poor Quality, won't buy again

          By Cindy the hiker

          from Leominster, MA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Hole In Plastic - Twice

            Best Uses

              Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

              Had one of these for at least 10 years. Worked great. Eventually started leaking. Despite reviews about finding holes, we decided to try one again. First one after filling it with water, had a pinhole and constant leak. Called Campmor and they sent me another one. Filled that one up and dried entire container, then let it sit on a paper towel. Shortly after paper towel was soaked. Called Campmor and asked for a refund. Will not buy one of these again. Disappointing.

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              1.0

              Didn't meet expectations

              By NatureMama

              from South-central PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Leaks

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Campling

              Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

              I intended to use this product inside a finished cabin that lacked running water. I bought several, all of which leaked after the first use, inconsistently, some from spout, some perhaps from corners(?). I will upgrade to something solid, since storage is not an issue. This would be great for an outdoor setting where leakage is not a problem and carrying weight/size is.

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              5.0

              The old standby

              By das_boots

              from Westchester, NY

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              Pros

              • Solid Construction
              • Warranty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Camping

                Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

                I use these for camping with the family and scouts. Great for spare water and/or dousing the fire. Mine arrived and was well constructed. While the fact that it is a plastic water container means that it can tear, that shouldn't detract you from buying these. Trusted brand, these are well manufactured.

                Not too many options out there, these do the trick.

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                4.0

                Exactly what I needed!

                By jb

                from Stuttgart, AR

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable And Saves Space

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

                    Perfect for a few days on the river when solo. Usually get a couple of days use with two people.

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                    3.0

                    Appears as expected

                    By Highland Laddie

                    from Wyoming

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                          Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

                          Have not had the chance to use it yet. Purchased as gear for horse packing. Appears that it will fit well in a pack empty and will hold adequate amount of water for camp.
                          Durability yet to be seen.

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                          5.0

                          good product

                          By mike

                          from howard beach ny

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                                Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

                                great experience with your customer service solving my problem

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                                4.0

                                Looks good so far

                                By NatureMama

                                from South-central PA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

                                Haven't used it long enough to test longevity, but am pleased with what I got. I had gotten one before and decided I needed two more.

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                                5.0

                                A great value.

                                By Bubba

                                from Unionville CT

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                                Comments about Reliance 2.5 Gallon Fold-A-Carrier:

                                Scout troop uses them when backpacking and in the winter when there isn't good snow on the ground.

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                                • Q:

                                  is this made from hdpe 2?
                                  Asked on 1/25/2012 by Anonymous

                                  2 answers

                                  • A:

                                    Mine (purchased May 2014 from Campmor store) has the LDPE4 stamp on the bottom. LDPE (low density polyethylene) offers clarity and flexibility. It is used to make bottles that require flexibility.

                                    Answered on 5/31/2014 by andyhof from Montvale, NJ
                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    Yes, this is made from hdpe2.

                                    Answered on 1/26/2012 by Anonymous
                                • Q:

                                  is this BPA free plastic?
                                  Asked on 9/6/2010 by Frascle1

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    It is BPA free.

                                    Answered on 9/8/2010 by Anonymous
                                • Q:

                                  What are the dimensions when full?
                                  Asked on 7/16/2010 by Anonymous

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    Dimensions: 9.5" x 9.5" x9.5"

                                    Answered on 7/19/2010 by Steve from Campmor
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