Platypus Shut Off Valve Rocks!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm a huge fan of Platypus products (see my reviews of their GravityWorks water filtration/storage system and Platy SoftBottle water bottle). I added a Shut Off Valve to my kit a couple of years ago and have since bought more. The valve does what they say: 1) a quick turn of the valve keeps water from leaking (say, in the event of a pinched bite valve); 2) the 90-degree angle makes mid-stride sips a breeze.
This lightweight accessory (0.2 oz) is recommended.
Note: Pic below shows my son's Platypus Shut Off Valve atop pack before 20 mile loop in Utah's Canyonlands N.P.