Platypus Water Tank
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.
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A lightweight way to carry large amounts of water, our Water Tanks roll up to save space when not in use.
Platypus largest flexible water carrier features a comfortable handle and corner spout for easy pouring It packs small and carries plenty, making it ideal for backpacking or base camping
The Platypus Water Tank(TM) collapsible carrier lets you transport 1 gal. (4 liters) of water with ease. Low-profile ziplock seal prevents spills; easy-pour corner spout has a twist cap to prevent leaks. Durable nylon handle allows simple transportation. When empty, water tank rolls up for compact storage in your pack or vehicle. Compatible with the Platypus CleanStream(TM) gravity filter system, sold separately. Add Platypus accessories such as a taste-free drink tube or push-pull cap (both sold separately) to increase the Water Tank's versatility.
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.