Platypus Origin 5

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Great pack for super long trail runs. This is great…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40


Great pack for super long trail runs.


  • Fit
  • Size
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Side and rear pocket

This is great pack for trail running. It will hold all you need for being out a long time. The 2 liter bladder is low profile and there is plenty of room for a shell, headlamps, dry socks and more. It does seem a little bulky for running, but not a major issue. I would give it 5 stars if it had pole attachments.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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On Sale. Free Shipping. Platypus Origin 5.0 Hydration Pack FEATURES of the Platypus Origin 5.0 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 5.0 Hydration Pack Gear Capacity: 5.0 liter Reservoir: 2.0 liter Big Zip SL Back Length: 18in. / 45.7 cm Pack Weight: 1 lb 1 oz / 474 g Reservoir Weight: 5.5 oz / 157 g This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

The Origin 5 hydration pack from Platypus offers practical hydration and gear storage to keep you fueled up for an ultralight day excursion. Main compartment features a small hanging zippered organizer pocket and key clip, helping you keep your essentials close at hand and easy to access. Front stash pocket holds often-used items such as extra layers. 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 keeps water fresh and taste frees. Also features padded shoulder straps, sternum strap, webbing waistbelt and 2 integrated tube clips (1 on each shoulder strap for directing drinking tube). Waterproof, welded, all-weather zippers and heat-taped seams ensure a weatherproof construction. Closeout.


The Platypus Origin 5 pack provides five liters of dedicated gear storage to keep you going on half- or ultralight full-day excursions, plus a 2.0L Big Zips SL reservoir to keep you fueled along the way.


Designed and built from the ground up as the next generation of hydration, Cascade Designs drew on years of expertise in the hydration category and combined it with trail experience to create the Platypus Origin Pack line. An additional 2 liters of gear storage boosts the Platypus Origin 5 Hydration Pack into the realm of an ultralight half day pack, with enough capacity for activities in the 2-4 hour range. 2 Liter Big Zip SL reservoir included (can also fit 3 L sizes)Dedicated reservoir pocket to maintain pack capacityMultiple tube routing options Fast, easy reservoir access5 Liter weatherproof gear storage compartment Two on the go waist sleeve stuff pocketsInternal mesh organizer pocketQuick access panel sleeve Welded light loop/lash points and reflective detailing Stretch harnessing and webbing for active use Waterproof fabric and seams Water resistant zippers Contoured, ventilated BioCurve back panel Back Length: 18" / 47 cmPack Weight: 1 lb. 1 oz. / 474 gReservoir weight: 5.5 oz. / 157 gTotal Weight: 1 lb. 6 oz. / 631 gGear Capacity: 5 LHydration Capacity: 2 LTotal Capacity: 8 L

- Campmor

Platypus Origin 5


The Platypus Origin 5 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 3, 2014 at Moosejaw.

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