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Platypus Drinking Tube Kit

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The only way to improve on a Platy Bottle.

Love your collapsible Platy Bottle? You'll love it even more when you turn it into a hydration system with the Platypus Drinking Tube Kit. We know how you feel about those great liquid transporters that pack down to nothing when empty, and the Drinking Tube Kit will make your heart even fonder. The kit attaches easily to any Platypus reservoir, and comes with a bite valve and clip to keep it handy and drip-free.
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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

No complaints works as expected. This is really goo it you are using a gravity filter to fill platypus bags as there is no need to pour or bring along a separate camelback bladder!

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Weight 57.5 g
Inner diameter .25 in / .635 cm
Length 40 in / 102 cm
Material(s) PU
Compatible with Hoser, Platy Water Tanks, Platy Bottle, plusBottle
Bite valve material Silicone
Country of Origin Made in U.S.A. of U.S. and Imported Materials

Get the shut-off valve and valve cover.

    This helps me stay hydrated, since it's a lot easier to randomly drink water on a hike when the tube is bouncing around in front of me. However, the valve picks up dirt really easily, and the dirt is hard to wipe off because of the grippy material. Also, whenever you set your pack down, the valve WILL get dumped into the dirt. I made the mistake of keeping this in my tent (I use my water bladder to insulate my feet), and if the valve is even compressed a bit, water starts to leak out. Hence, get the valve cover (which is annoying to put on, and I don't understand why it doesn't come standard with this...) and the shutoff valve. Also, it took me a bit to figure out how to draw a good flow of water from the "bite" valve. Instead of biting it, which gives you an anemic flow, try pushing it against your front teeth!

    Edit: This thing makes your water taste nasty if it's been lying around in the tube overnight. Really strong, bitter plastic taste, and I have a really high tolerance for nasty-tasting water :((

    Best System.

      My wife & I are full time guides and have tries all kinds of hydration systems. Nothing compares to the reliability and flexibility of using this Tube Kit with 1L Platy bottles. We keep our water bottles in the side pockets of our pack, so we don't have to dig to get at them. One bottle has a drinking spout & the other this tube kit. I have used the same bit valve for years with no leaks or issues. Clean up is easy. Get the 90 degree shut off valve and the system is perfect.

      Works great, easy to use!

        Bought a couple of the 1L Platypus soft bottles as an alternative to using traditional hydration bladder. Also bought this hydration tube kit that allows you to use these bottles just like a hydration bladder. I like the simplicity and the fact that as bottles they are easy to fill and are collapsible. Stuff them in my pack and use with the hydration tube they are just like my old hydration bladder but better! I'm definitely going to be using this system at the Barkley Marathons later this year representing the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team.

        Does the job

          One of the reasons I purchased PlatyBottles was because I wanted to be able to have the ability to remove the hose from the bottles and this works perfectly. I haven't had any issues with leaking (at the screw-cap) or other problems.

          puts the

            The blue bite valve has a clear covering over it. The space in between them is a breeding ground for mold/mildew.And before anyone starts commenting, I've only ever used water with my platypus bottles/tubes, and I usually keep them stored in the fridge when they aren't in use.Great idea, poor execution.

            Also, the valve itself requires a bit of "finesse" to it- you can't just chomp down, you have to delicately pinch at just the right amount of pressure.

            Will the cap screw on to a standard 20 oz...

            Will the cap screw on to a standard 20 oz water bottle? What is the diameter of the cap?

            Platypus caps are the same size as standard plastic bottle caps. You will have trouble drinking out of a 20 oz bottle with this hose because the bottle isn't flexible enough. As you drink the water, it will create a vacuum inside the bottle that will keep the water in.

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            Does this version have the plastic lining...

            Does this version have the plastic lining on the inside? I ordered one that does not and then somehow got one that does years later.

            Can the entire drinking tube attachment...

            Can the entire drinking tube attachment be removed? I was hoping to be able to directly attach my Katadyn Hiker Filter output hose to the attachment that screws onto the bottle.


            Does the bite valve disconnect?

            Does the bite valve disconnect?

            Yes, you can pull it off. There's actually another accessory, called the 'elbow' attachment that has a shut-off valve that allows the bite valve to be more ergonomic and be shut-off while packing it in the car, etc. The bite valve is meant to come off to allow for these add-ons.