Platypus Origin 3

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Capacity 3 liters
Back length 17 inches (43 cm)
Weight 1 pound 4 ounces (583 g)



Great little pack; has plenty of room for its size.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25


Great little pack; has plenty of room for its size.


  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Space
  • Waterproof

This a great little pack. I use for trail running and it has plenty of room for jacket, power bars, hat, gloves and more. The side pockets are great for snacks and cameras or folded map. The interior is coated and waterproof. It fits and rides well and comes with a Big Zip 2-liter bladder.

Manufacturer's Description

Built for 1-3 hours of fun, the Origin 3 hydration pack is the ideal performance-support system for a quick trail run or hot-lapping the local circuit. Three liters of gear storage is perfect for just the essentials.

* 2.0L Big Zip SL reservoir included (can also fit 3.0L size)
* Dedicated reservoir pocket to maintain pack capacity
* Multiple tube routing options
* Fast, easy reservoir access
* 3-liter weatherproof gear storage compartment
* Two on-the-go waist sleeve stuff pockets
* Internal mesh organizer pocket
* Welded light loop/lash points and reflective detailing
* Stretch harnessing and webbing for active use
* Waterproof fabrics and seams
* Water-resistant zippers
* Contoured, ventilated BioCurve back panel

Visit Platypus's Origin 3 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. Platypus Origin 3.0 Hydration Pack FEATURES of the Platypus Origin 3.0 Hydration Pack Weatherproof construction waterproof, 10,000mm-coated fabrics, welded, all-weather zippers and heat-taped seams Integrated hydration dedicated, easy-access compartment for included 2.0L Big Zip SL reservoir, options for top, bottom, left or right hose routing, lightweight reservoir suspension toggles, and locking hose clips Clean design precisely what you need and nothing you don't to keep things light and simple Refined fit bioCurve back panel, plus ergonomic shoulder straps with soft, stretch-woven surfaces and high and low shoulder strap attachment points for long and short torsos, respectively Essential features zippered waist pockets - internal organizer - welded light loop/lash points - reflective detailing SPECIFICATIONS of the Platypus Origin 3.0 Hydration Pack Gear Capacity: 3.0 liter Reservoir: 2.0 liter Big Zip SL Back Length: 17in. / 43 cm Pack Weight: 0.94 lb / 426 g Reservoir Weight: 5 oz / 157 g

- Moosejaw

With lash points, light loops and reflective detailing, the Playtpus Origin 3 hydration pack offers hydration and gear storage for utlralight trail runs. Main compartment features a dedicated pocket for a reservoir and room for a layer of clothing and a few essentials. Vertical front zippered pocket holds often-used items; small zippered organizer pocket with a key clip helps keep your essentials organized and easy to access. Twin waist pockets stash small, on-the-go essentials such as lip balm, sunscreen and a multi-tool. 2.0 Big Zip SL 2-liter reservoir features a "self-energizing" seal to prevent accidental opening; rounded corners make it easy to clean. SlideLock with secondary reinforcement helps ensure a secure and easy closure every time. HyperFlow(TM) bite valve delivers a high rate of thirst-quenching flow; it features a shut-off valve and a 90deg angle for easy drinking. Reservoir is lined with SlimeGuard(TM), an antimicrobial treatment that helps keep water fresh and taste-free. Also features lightly padded shoulder straps, sternum strap, webbing waistbelt and 2 integrated tube clips (1 on each shoulder strap for directing the drinking tube). Waterproof, welded, all-weather zippers and heat-taped seams help create a weatherproof haven for your gear. Closeout.


The Platypus Origin 3.0 is the perfect complement for a quick trail run, lift-served downhilling and just about any high-energy, low-duration activity. A dedicated reservoir pocket holds a 2L Big Zips SL reservoir and still saves a full three liters of essential storage for power snacks and an extra layer.


Platypus Origin 3.0 Hydration Pack is a brand new 2 liter hydration pack from Platypus Hydration, engineered to be integrated, streamlined and the best hydration backpack for running and other high-energy sports. Dedicated reservoir pocket holds the included 2 liter Big Zip SL water reservoir, with lightweight reservoir suspension toggles. 3 liters of storage provides ample space for your essentials, power snacks and an extra layer. Waterproof, 10,000 mm fabric is ready for any season, and features welded, all-weather zippers and heat-taped seams. Options for top, bottom, left or right hose routing, with locking hose clips. Clean design keeps the entire package light and simple. Contoured, ventilated BioCurve back panels keep you cool and comfortable. Ergonomic shoulder straps have soft, stretch-woven surfaces and high and low shoulder strap attachment points for long and short torsos. Waist belt stuff, stretch pockets are an ingenious feature that keeps your most important essentials at hand. An internal secure zip pocket keeps your valuables safe. Integrated helmet loop makes it easy to stow your helmet. Welded light loop and lash points are ultra low profile. Reflective detailing keeps you safe in low light conditions. The new Platypus Origin 3.0 takes the 2 liter hydration pack to new heights - try it out and see why some are calling it the best running hydration pack on the market. Available Colors: Blue, Black. Gear Capacity: 183 cubic in, or 3 L. Reservoir Capacity: 3 L (Comes with 2.0 L Big Zip SL). Total Capacity: 366 cubic in, or 6 L. Pack Weight: 15 oz, or 426 g. Reservoir Weight: 5.5 oz, or 157 g. Total Weight: 1 lb 4 oz, or 583 g. Pack Made in Vietnam; Reservoir Made in Seattle, USA. Cascade Designs Limited Warranty

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Platypus Origin 3


The Platypus Origin 3 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 8, 2014 at Moosejaw.

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