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As a standalone bottle or tucked into your backpacking pack, the Platypus Platy Bottle keeps the fluids flowing.

The Platypus Platy Bottle is a portable fluid container that's perfect for backpacking or travel. Platypus shaped the Platy Bottle to fit comfortably in your hand making it easy to drink on the go. The Platy Bottle is significantly lighter in weight than conventional hard plastic bottles, making it an ideal choice for serious backpackers. Add a Platypus Taste-Free Drink Tube to the Platy Bottle and you have a hands-free hydration system.

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5 5

Great for backpacking

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This a great water bottle. It is pretty durable for what it is- a plastic, flexible water bottle. I use it when I am backpacking along with my Nalgene. Clips right to my pack and when it is empty I just fold it up and put it in a hole in my pack. Super lightweight and dont even know its there.

4 5

Like it Better than a Nalgene

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This does not replace a Nalgene, as that bottle will always be more durable than this bag. With that being said the bag has a special place in my pack. The place where a 2L Nalgene would never fit. This bag can hold 2L of water and has sits flat. The Definitely durable as long as you dont constantly roll it up or fold it. I had one crack on me years ago. The picture shows it in my climbing bag rubbing against all the cams and my nut tool.

Like it Better than a Nalgene
5 5

Durable and Lightweight

This is an excellent lightweight bottle that is very durable and lightweight.
It works well as a reservoir for my MSR filter and packs down to nothing.
I will never bring another water bottle while hiking or skiing.
The weight and packability make this a no brainer

5 5

Never looking back

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The version I received had a screw cap w/ molded in handle. I can't say I tossed out my Kleen Kanteen's and Nalgenes but if somebody is looking for deal, they could score them cheap. The Platypus works with my water filter, stows small when empty and fits in my pack pockets much better. They are not cheaper but good stuff rarely is.

Are these 1L bottles BPA free? Also, I...

Are these 1L bottles BPA free? Also, I would be using this to clip onto my climbing harness, can someone confirm whether this 1L bottle has a handle as shown in the main picture? (some of the user provided pictures appear to be missing the handle). Thanks!

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Yes, They are BPA free, and this does have the handle. The platybottle does not, which seems to be what reviewers have pictured. This is the plusbottle, which does have the handle.

5 5

My new Nalgene

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

I have always used Nalgene water bottles but after purchasing two platypus bottle's, I have been convinced this is a much better design. First off I don't spill water down my neck with the narrow spout. Second, they pack down to virtually nothing which is great for just about any activity. Finally, when full, these pack a lot easier than a bulky water bottle. I can put these in the hydration system pouch that most packs have. This is great especially during the winter when most hydration systems freeze. This is the water bottle to go with, look no further.

Are the 2.0 Liter Platy Bottles just sold...

Are the 2.0 Liter Platy Bottles just sold out or are they no longer stocked?? -Thanks!

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Hey Anthony and Ashley,
The 2.0 Liter Platy bottles are just out of stock currently. No worries though, we have more on the way! Although we cannot guarantee a date for you, we should have more in by the end of April. If you have any other questions feel free to call us at 1-800-409-4502

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Grant, it is the end of May and the start of the season - are they coming in 2L sizes?

5 5

love it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Once tried, always used. Lightweight, durable, plenty of capacity. At 37g (1.3oz) and a volume capacity of 2.3L (78 fl oz) if filled to the brim, it's unmatched. I own two of these, and you'll never catch me on an overnight trip without one.

They're perfect for storing filtered water at basecamp or for some extra capacity between stops without water.

One of the Best!

The Platypus Plus Water Bottle is an example of USA made ingenuity. With Platypus making this Plus water Bottle flexible, it gives you the ability to have a container for water (34oz capacity) when you need it, but not take up space and weight (1.3oz when empty) in your pack when you do not. I was never into the whole flexible water bottle.... CLICK LINK BELOW TO CONTINUE FULL REVIEW WITH HD PICTURES

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Is this the old model? Looks like in the...

Is this the old model? Looks like in the pictures. I hope its is as I heard the newer model has a different thread pattern that doesn't work well with the sawer squeeze.

Does anyone have experience with this model and the sawer squeeze?

5 5

It worked like it was supposed to

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

I like the fact that it has a holder at the top. After filling the bottle with freshly filtered water, I don't always want to hold it by its body, and having the holder at the top is a good way to carry it around. Easy to use and no reason not to use it over and over again around the camp.

5 5

This guy, I love this guy.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was gifted this by a fellow hiker and I still use it some years and hundreds of hydrating liters later. It folds up wicked small (like the size of a magic marker) and it stores water without leaking.

It's not great for drinking straight out of it, but I've never used it for that purpose, but rather to carry extra water.

My only piece of advice: Do not put any iodine in it (for purification purposes) or it'll leech into the plastic and taint your future drinks. That's not on the platy though, that's on me.

5 5

love this

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just can't say enough about how much I like these. This is my 4th one. The others are just fine and are working great, just wanted another 1 liter. I have 2 2 liters.

5 5

forever bottle ?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

bought this in 11/2008 sits in my backpack now to be carried down through So America in the Fall. Wish my cars did as well

4 5

What can't you use it for?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have owned these bottles for a few years or so. For something that is packable and good for a range of activities, it cant be beat. I use it for ski touring, hiking, river rafting and even just cruising into the office. Despite all the wonderful things about this bottle i wish it came with a cap that is another color than clear. I've dropped the lid in the snow a few times and man it sure is hard to locate.

3 5

Maybe I got a bum one?

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

Broke the first time I used it. I also bought the Platypus for wine and that held up well so maybe I just got a defective one. I'll get it replaced though, not ready to give up on this product yet.

5 5

Great Water Bottle

my wife and i use these almost exclusively when playing around outside. we have the 3 liter versions and it's great to have so much water and still be able to back it around your gear. at first, i was worried about durability, but we have beat these up with absolutely zero issues. they're a little tougher to clean. worth it.

5 5

My Favorite Bladder (aside from my own)

I like this bladder as it is nothing fancy - just a well made, solid, high quality water bladder. The cap is secure and I've never had one leak.

5 5

Good stuff

I bought these bottles to replace my good ole plastic USMC canteens that I have been using for way too long. My main concern is toughness. It doesn't matter what a bottle weighs or how it looks, if it develops a leak it is nothing and depending on where you are it could be something incredibly dangerous. I filled one up and let my two young sons have at it. My 3 year old I named "Birth" and my 6 year old I named "Control". They earned those nicknames. The bottle passed the test. It was thrown, dropped,drug,and kicked. Good enough for me. I'm going to miss that good ole BPA after taste from my canteens but I'll get over it. Ken

5 5

I love these bottles!

These Platypus bottles are excellent, at least for me. They weigh 1.3 oz (size: 2L) and pack down tiny. I always carry a 2L Platy bottle with me on each hike. I use them to collect water while on the trail, and then pop a couple of MP1 tablets in and let it work it's magic. Once it is done, I refill my drinking bottles, roll it back up, pop it back in the front pocket on my pack and then head on. However, if the conditions are a little dry, I can carry an extra liter or 2 in the Platy bottle no problem. Then at camp, I run down, fill this up, and I usually have enough to cook both my dinner and breakfast with.

They are durable enough to last a long time if a bit of care is taken. I have been using the same one for right at 3 years, and finally retired it because it was starting to turn colors inside. But, I don't throw it away, instead, I cut it down and make a lightweight bowl from the bottom!

I will admit, in shallow puddles, these can be a bit hard to fill due to the small mouths. I generally have to scoop with a Ziploc or something and pour into the bottle, but if there is any flowing water, it is simple to fill.

I highly recommend these if you don't mind the small mouths. As I said, I love mine...