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Superlight, super packable.

Weighing less than five standard water bottles put together, the flexible Playpus Platy SoftBottle is the way to go for weight-conscious adventurers.  Once it's empty you can roll or flatten the bottle, making it ideal for any adventure whether you're backpacking, hiking, or running. Its BPA-free plastic is tasteless and provides a clean source of water wherever you roam, and it comes with either the standard closure, push-pull cap, or an intuitive HyperFlow cap that gives you an edge when you're moving fast.

  • BPA-free plastic
  • Available with closure, push-pull, or HyperFlow caps

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how durable are these for backpacking?...

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how durable are these for backpacking? what are the care instructions to prolong usable life?

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They are definitely durable, as durable as a plastic sack could be. Here are my thoughts, I use them on single maybe 2 day outings. Anything over that I carry Nalgenes just for safety reasons. These can puncture, they can rip, you cannot fix that without adding more plastic which adds more weight. I definitely put a hole in mine once cause I folded it over and over in my pack to save on space.

5 5

Great water bottle for shorter bike ride

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I going on a shorter ride and don't want to deal with a backpack I bring the .5L one which fits perfect in my pocket. Once its empty it folds up and takes no room unlike conventional water bottles.

5 5

must buy

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

1/3rd the weight of a standard nalgene (or around there) and if you lose the cap you can straight up use any bottle cap from a soda bottle or water bottle. the only cons about these is that they dont have oz or ml increments.
a must buy for anyone who wants to lighten their load with an ultralight water container

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I agree that Platypus should add liquid measure (oz or ml) increments on the bottle. I've submitted that comment to Cascade Designs / Platypus customer service in the past. For larger Platypus bladders, I've simply added my own marks with a Sharpie - see my 3/30/13 review (with photo) of the Platypus Hoser Hydration Bladder.

5 5

Fits in a jersey pocket.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been packing the Platypus SoftBottle in my jersey pocket while out on longer mountain bike rides where water is scarce (which it usually is since I live in Arizona). It's a great option if you're not psyched on carrying a hydration pack. The SoftBottle conforms to your back so you don't get the dreaded bounce of a water bottle in your pocket. Plus, once you've refilled your bike bottle, it almost disappears it's so lite.

I've also been using it for day-to-day activities. It's easier to pack and carry than a bike bottle.

4 5

Platypus' Platy SoftBottle Rocks!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a big fan of Platypus products and their SoftBottle is no exception. On backcountry adventures I use my 1L SoftBottle around camp / in my tent and as an emergency backup for my Platypus hydration system. I got the push-pull cap for easy drinks during the night. This cap is so hard to open and close that I mostly screw it on-off (and, thus, a one star deduction).

Photo shows my Grey 1L SoftBottle weighing in at 0.90 oz (empty) and 35.0 oz (full).

Platypus' Platy SoftBottle Rocks!
5 5

Amazing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pros:
- Durable
- Lightweight
- Incredibly packable
- Incredibly packable
- Incredibly packable

Cons:
- Hard to fill
- Takes getting used to

My platypus has survived many trips to deserts wit spiky plants, freezing temps, falling down a mountain, new years in Ecuador, you name it. It rolls down to the size of a highlighter to fit anywhere in your pack. It does take a little bit to get used to--I definitely poured water all over myself the first time I tried to drink out of it. If I can figure it out though, anyone can.