Platypus Water Tank

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Years ago, I can't remember how long ago it was, I…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: can't recall

Years ago, I can't remember how long ago it was, I purchased a Platypus that held 4 liters and had a full zip closure on the top. It served me well for at least 6 years but slowly over that time it became increasingly hard to close the zip as it seems the plastic became stiff. But I like the product enough to buy the new one.

It seems to be made of a softer and more flexible type of material. I take the 4 liter size as it allows me to go further and longer between fill ups and I converted it to a hydration bladder. I can also hang it from a tree or lay it on a big rock and take a shower with it.

I do like Platypus products for durability and low weight and if the new one lasts at least as long as my old one its worth the current retail price of $27.

Manufacturer's Description

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The Platypus Water TankTM collapsible carrier lets you transport 1.5 gal. (6 liters) of water with ease.


Platypus Water TankThe Platypus Water Tank one of the largest water tank comes with a Big Zip wide-mouth opening for easy and hassle-free filling and cleaning of water. The nylon handles assures you durability and makes it easier to carry during trips. The modular design also lets you create your own system. It comes with a unique corner spout which makes it easier to pour water. It looks small and light while carrying but gives you the best result in capacity. It is the most trusted and used product for backpacking or base camping. The Platypus Water Tank comes in a 2L,3L and 4L capacity thus giving you another reason to own it.

- SunnySports

Lugging a wooden barrel around base camp isn't ideal, although it would add a certain rustic aurora to the water-holding process. But it'd be a lot easier to fill, carry, and pour with the Platypus Water Tank. Plus other campers wouldn't mistake your water for ale and stage middle-of-the-night barrel attacks. The Platypus Tank has a sturdy carry handle, simple-close Big Zip spout, and a gusseted bottom for upright filling.


Platypus Water Tank 6.0L packs small and carries plenty, making it ideal for backpacking, camping, river trips, and more. Platypus' largest flexible water carrier features a comfortable handle and corner spout for easy pouring. The Big Zip wide-mouth opening allows for no-hassle filling and cleaning. Durable nylon handles makes carrying easy. Modular design lets you create your own system. Corner spout pours quickly and closure cap offers a secure seal. Updated more durable film keeps the tank clean and taste-free. Lower, more stable design. BPA-Free so your water is safe and clean. A great Platypus Hydration bag for camp kitchen duties like cooking, cleaning and topping off everybody's water bottles for the day. Capacity: 210 oz. or 6L. Dimensions: 9.5 x 18 in. or 45.5 x 24 cm. Weight: 4.4 oz. or 124g

- Tahoe Mountain Sports