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SoftBottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Compact and easily packed when empty, a stronger than it looks one-liter water bottle. I have seven and love them: 2 blue, 1 red, 1 mountains, etc. The different colors help me keep track of water being purified. I'll pump or squeeze a couple of bottles of water around camp that night, and then use Katadyn Micropur tablets to purify in others overnight. I carry a few when backpacking, especially if I carry wine in a couple .75 liter Camelbak Chutes. After the wine is gone the .75's replace the… Full review

SoftBottle

rated 5 of 5 stars The Platypus SoftBottle caught my attention as something practical for excursions requiring lightweight, tightly packed gear. I admit that I really thought I could get the bottle to leak. As it turns out, the bottle soared to the top of my list of water bottles to carry for any excursion. One liter equals about 34 ounces. In a Platypus 1L soft bottle, weighing in at a hefty 1.2 ounces, the total weight tips the scale at a little over two pounds. I suppose you could go lighter, like carry water in… Full review

GravityWorks Filter System 4L

rated 5 of 5 stars Lazy Man's Water Tanker! In planning for a 4-day backpacking trip on the Ouachita Trail in Arkansas we noticed a 10-mile stretch with no water supply (with a mountain climb). Looking around this system seemed like it might be the ticket—4 liters, let gravity do the work instead of pumping. Needless to say the morning we hit the trailhead it was snowing with ambient temp of 15°F. The high that day was 22°F. I took the filter from the system and put it inside my shell to make sure it didn't get… Full review

Meta Bottle + Microfilter

rated 4 of 5 stars A quick easy water filtration bottle. Scoop and drink treated water directly from the bottle or squeeze water through the filter into another vessel. When I first received the Platypus Meta bottle with Microfilter I thought it was just another filtered water bottle. Well, I was wrong, as it has become my go-to water treatment device for hiking and backpacking. Platypus took its already popular Meta soft bottle and added a removable micro-filter to the top that allows me to drink directly from… Full review

Hoser

rated 5 of 5 stars Bulletproof and lightweight way to keep hydrated on the go. I've had a 3L Hoser for about 3 years now. I'll start with the one drawback: It's tough to get much water in it from a non-flowing source of water, but this is easily solved by pouring water into it with some other container.  Filling it from a flowing stream is cake. Besides that, I have nothing but praise for it. Even the one drawback actually comes with two big positives:      1. The opening is small, but that means you don't have… Full review

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Cascade Designs is the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLineE-CasePackTowl, Tracks, and Hummingbird outdoor brands.

 

Platypus Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Congratulations, Emily, Winner of $350 of Platypus Gear
Congratulations, Emily, winner of a nine-piece, hydration kit from Platypus Hydration, SealLine, and PackTowl! Emily won this $350 gear prize just for sharing her kayak review in August. Read more
August 31, 2015

Final Days: Review to Win $350 of Platypus Hydration
Review your outdoor gear by this Sunday, August 30, and you're entered to win a plethora of Platypus prizes worth more than $350. Read more
August 26, 2015

Win a Platypus Hydration Kit by Reviewing Your Gear
Review your outdoor gear and you could win a hydration kit worth more than $350 from Platypus Hydration, including lightweight dry sacks, collapsible water bottles, a water filter, and backpack. Read more
August 18, 2015

Review Your Gear to Win $350 Platypus Hydration Kit
We're giving away a true backcountry essential: clean water. Thanks to Platypus, one Trailspace member will win a hydration kit worth more than $350, just for sharing a review of their outdoor gear. Read more
August 11, 2015

Stop the Swelter: Win $350 of Platypus Hydration Gear
Summer may swelter, but Platypus wants you to stay hydrated on the trail year-round. From a hydration pack to a water filter system, this month we're giving one member a plethora of Platypus prizes worth more than $350. Read more
August 1, 2015

Trailspace Top Ten: Your Best Outdoor Gear
For Trailspace's Best Outdoor Gear List, we turned to you, our community members. We've compiled one ultimate gear list from your 24,000 reviews, featuring your best shelter, sleeping bag, stove, water treatment, multi-tool, light, navigation, trekking poles, backpack, and food and drink. Read more
December 5, 2012

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