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ATS Antidote Hydration Carrier


The Antidote reservoir from Camelbak is a 103 ounce (3 liter) tactical bladder designed specifically to fit the smaller footprint of the armor- or plate carrier. They achieved this by widening and flattening the reservoir. That makes the reservoir fit the carrier far better than a traditional design. A brand new reservoir requires a brand new carrier to fit its unique shape.

To keep the weight to a minimum, ATS Tactical developed the Antidote Hydration Carrier in 500D and Multicam Litelok. In 500D, the carrier weighs just 5 ounces, and the Litelok version (pictured) weighs about 3 ½ ounces without the reservoir. The face of the carrier features elastic shock cord to secure lightweight items like jackets and gloves. There is also a drain grommet in the bottom of the carrier and the face of the flap has a soft side (female) Velcro panel for placards or morale patches. The lid is held closed by 1 ½ inch Velcro, and there is a hanger tab in the top center to suspend the reservoir from.

The AHC is about 14 ½ inches long and 10 ¼ inches wide, and uses 6 channels and 6 rows of MOLLE space.

They offer the AHC in Coyote Brown, Ranger Green, and Multicam. Black and UCP are available as special order colors. As with all ATS brand gear, it’s made in the USA from Berry Compliant, top quality American materials with American labor and is covered by the ATS lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship.


4 Responses to “ATS Antidote Hydration Carrier”

  1. Terry says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but every time I’ve bought a Camelbak, the hoses have leaked from the taps. I made the switch to Source and haven’t looked back. The Razor is their equivalent product.

    • straps says:

      Agreed on the Source bladder–looks like the Source WLPS will also fit the ATS hydro carrier, which looks to be lighter and thinner, in addition to the pattern-matching webbing. Best of both worlds.

  2. Haji says:

    I don’t have a Razor to check it against, but if their measurements are accurate, it should fit. I’ll see if I can get my hands on one to test it with.

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