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Sprinter XT 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great pack. Well-constructed, waterproof, comfortable (probably more comfortable for men), but it may not fit everyone’s hiking needs niche perfectly. I didn’t really like this pack to start. I had taken it on several day hikes and field work, but I couldn’t figure out its niche. It holds far more than I would take on a day trip, but not enough for my typical overnight. In an attempt to think about what other people would like to know and in reading reviews is when I really started… Full review

plusBottle

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I sometimes use the Platypus plusBottle as a flask. Great for extra water on day hikes or road trips, very compact, not bulky and has been useful on many overnight camping trips. Bottle did not burst when I hiked into higher elevation, (thank god) but it did expand. I currently own other Platypus products (Platypus Big Zip 2L & 3L bladder and I love it), so that's why I was more inclined to by the same brand's products. I initially bought this bottle for an extra supply of water. It kinda turned… Full review

Bite Valve Cover

rated 5 of 5 stars Keeps your bite valve clean and sanitary. Potentially prevents you from getting sick on the trail (as I did) when you're far from the trailhead. I was hiking the Northern Traverse in Glacier in September. On the fourth night, at Stoney Indian Lake, I became really sick with a bad case of gastroenteritis. When we arrived at camp, it started to get windy, cold, and wet. I and my two hiking partners set up camp, then walked over to the cooking area for dinner. Curiously, I had no appetite and had to… Full review

SoftBottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Bottom line, doesn't flavor water and is easy to clean. What more do you want? Oh yeah, great price. This is firing on all cylinders. I bought my first one in 1998. I probably shouldn't but I'm still using it. I have packs from other manufacturers but the bladder in them is a Platypus. The bladder is the most important thing and nobody makes a better one. I have one from another company and I had to buy some expensive cleaning kit and a special thing to dry it out: not with the Platypus. I just… Full review

Origin 32

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack is a great overall pack, lightweight and works well when it's wet out. Different types of storage all over the pack. I believe it's more than just a day pack. To be honest, I think the pack fits my wife better than me. It rode up a little and when I had items in the pockets of the straps it made it a little annoying on longer hikes. It was still very comfortable. The ventilation worked pretty well between my back and the pack. The Origin had plenty of storage with many pockets. The side… 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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