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Glass wine bottles are often impractical for backpacking, ski touring, or getting a little boozy at your favorite blues concert. Transport your wine inside the packable Platypus PlatyPreserve, and protect its taste at the same time. Pour your favorite wine into this 5.5 inch by 10.5 inch reservoir, squeeze the air out (air ruins flavor), and seal the airtight cap. Now you can enjoy that just-opened taste days, and even weeks later... and slip past concert security undetected.

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So, I've been working in the restaurant industry for a long time, I'm a bar manager and I know my way around a bottle of Savennieres. Ok, so it's been established that these things are awesome. I've poured some pretty decent wine into these things for taking into the backcountry. The only reason I'm writing this somewhat redundant review is to tell you to get that air out! The best thing about these is that you can squeeze it to where the air is out and your bottle of wine won't go bad. For like, a long time. It's a really good system, and it's backcountry lightweight. And not glass. For liquor, use a flask, or whatever. Liquor doesn't meaningfully oxidize, but wine - wine does. So use these and squeeze them until the wine is about to spill out and then cap it. The bottle of wine you poured into this bag will now keep for a long time just fine. Then when you have finished half of it or whatever, squeeze the air out again. Also, if you want to chill your wine, you can put the bag in a nice cold stream or lake (in a spot where it won't be carried away, drunkie.)

great for kayaking

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A glass of cool wine during dinner after a full day paddling your kayak against wind and rain and waves and... is a civilized thing to do.
I used to fill an old water bottle with red wine and take that but there is that trash so I switches to an individual box-wine but that never came in my favorite wine and there is that trash thing again.
Then I was gifted with this and it works and works well!
Choose your favorite Red wine. red travels well!
Fill the platypus with an entire bottle. Don't worry, despite the appearance, an entire bottle will fit into this bota.
Freeze! Yes, you can actually freeze red wine.
When you leave, wrap the bota in brown shopping bags and into your cooler.
At your Put-in, shove it on the bottom of the kayak near the water and paddle!
That night, remove bota, fill your lexan wineglass and relax!
If any is left, squeeze the air out and store on the bottom of your kayak until the next evening.
When empty, use your water filter to convert the bota to another water bag.

Platypus has made an almost perfect item, one that carries your wine, keeps it fresh and cool and is strong enough to take punishment.

Best way to store an open bottle

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't backpack much anymore but these are the absolute best thing I've found for keeping my wine from oxidizing. A week in one of these things is about the same as an hour or two sitting in an uncorked bottle -- way better than vacuum pumps or cans of heavy air.


  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got this as a Christmas gift for my wine-loving roommate and now I need to get one (or four) for myself! It's the perfect size, so you can fit an entire bottle of wine for a moonlit hike with your significant other, or fill it up with a fifth of whiskey and pass it around the campfire at night. It's super durable and ultra-convenient. Just get one, you won't regret it.

Hard to be discreet.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Many places you go to have a picnic don't allow alcohol. I really like these bags for putting wine in and going Sea Kayaking or just down to the local lake or park for a picnic. The fact it has a wine bottle and glass on the side just kinda advertises what you are pouring. "No Officer, this isn't wine.. Heavens no. Just some fruit juice full of vitamins and minerals. Why does it have a bottle and wine glass on the side of it? I have no idea Sir. We would 'never' consciously break the law Sir."

They do pack really well and they allow you to bring some vino along where a bottle would be impractical. They just need to lose the picture on the side. Put a picture of an apple or a cherry on the side. "Just apple juice Sir. Or just fruit juice Sir "

The last time we were in Paris I was using these bladders to haul wine around to different places we would picnic at. In some ways the advertising helps because people don't freak out when they inspect your bag and wonder what is in it.

Wine drinkers are pretty weird. Like an elegant picture of a bottle and glass is going to improve what you are pouring.


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

0.8 liter capacity swallows a standard wine bottle. I also use them for extra water/beverage carrying capacity as the compact size fits in nooks/crannies in a backpack or on my frame bag of bike (bikepacking). And like all platy bottles, folds into nothing and weights nearly nothing when empty. Freeze dried stroganoff was like a gourmet meal with a malbec to wash it down with

Save space & drink fancy!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

For real, just buy the 4 pack. You'll wish you had after the first use. Take multiple bottles of wine on a camping trip with out adding a second cooler? Yes please. (They store hard liquor equally well.) I've also started using them for leftover bottles at home-- sealing the air out keeps your wine from going bad.

The only downside I've noticed is that they can be tricky to dry out after use. I've noticed that blowing a bit of air into the bottle after rinsing helps re-inflate it enough to properly dry out.

Sneaking in booze has never been easier

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Picked up the 4 pack and I have been impressed. The days of sneaking in bottles of booze are behind with these great PlatyPreserve. They are awesome and pretty durable from my experience with them. Once the booze runs out just roll it up and put it in your pocket. Packs really small so no issues on taking up space. Highly recommend this for hikes or ever just taking for drinks at sporting events.

Pack in the party supplies

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Platypus PlatyPreserve is great for packing your favorite beverages on any adventure. I've used these on river trips, backpacking adventures, and even out on the slopes in a ski jacket sometimes. Once you've finished your favorite tasty beverage these guys pack down small enough that you don't even know they are there. Ditch the glass bottle and pack in a bottle of your favorite booze next time you go do something fun. Do yourself a favor and buy the 4 pack cause you'll want them. Perfectly fits an entire bottle of your favorite booze or wine.

Save a return trip, buy a 4 pack!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Simply put... you NEED this if you enjoy any of the following:

Wine, picnics, live music, hiking, outdoors, backpacking with proper beverages, not having to bring extra tools to open wine bottles, or just don't want to crush the rest of your wine while at home but still want some fresh wine to enjoy in the days to come.

If you are really not sure what to do with 4... one for kitchen, one to never leave the camping kit, one in the picnic kit, and one for a special friend that loves grapes too. Cheers!