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asl2536576wrote a review of on September 13, 2009

4 5

I just came off a three day trip into the back country of the Sierra Navada mountions. It was the first time that I used the Platypus system. For me, it was very convenent not to have to pull a bottle out from my hip belt. I liked this a lot. However, when I am huffing and puffing up the side of a peak, I tend to stop and allow my heart rate and breathing to come back into normal range now and then. When I did this, it was too easy to suck on the platypus while i was sucking air. This did not work well for me. Water and air are not interchangable. Ah, but that is just me.

I did notice that the valve cover came off a few times. This would happen both while I was hiking, so that was no problem, but also when I would set my pack down in the dirt, where it did become a propblem. I would then have to retrive a water bottle from my hip belt to clean off the month peace of my platypus, hum... Perhaps Platypus could make this just a little more secure.

Over all, I enjoyed the system and was glad I bought it along.