Rated 5 out of 5áby makaziza great stuff
Great looking bottle, fast shipping, hope my husband likes it. It will be his Christians gift
November 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby mdombrofski Great water bottle - hope I don't lose the cap!
Great water bottle - reminds me of an IV bag - delivers a torrent of water when squeezed which a appreciated especially when very thirsty Only recommendation is to add a way to attach the cap permanently to the bottle so you don't lose the cap. In my first several uses, sure enough, I dropped the cap but fortunately was able to recover it.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Junebug147 happy with product
The only problem I see is that it is too easy to lose the cap--this happened to me, so I bought a cap with a mouthpiece...hope I don't lose it!
November 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby amlbones Great for international travel
We used to carry a couple Nalgene bottles when we traveled to other countries so we could sterilize our own water with our Steri Pen. That saved money for us and saved plastic bottles from being thrown into landfills all over the world.
The Nalgene were heavier than the Platypus and bulky - even when half empty. Platypus has solved our problems! We took 2 to Ecuador and had no trouble with them. They still work with our Steri Pen (the kind with the rubber collar), are very light to carry, still reasonably easy to drink from, collapse down as they get emptied and can even be rolled up and fit in a pocket when completely empty! Fabulous product.
The only difficulty is that the bottom edges of the Platypus come to 90 degree angles. These plastic corners catch on mesh pockets. I'm too afraid to trim them for fear that the bottle will leak, so I just deal with it. O.K., Bean. How about making rounded corners on your terrific Platypus bottles? :-)
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby HikerPatW Great product!
These bottles are so handy for hiking. They are collapsible, lightweight and durable. I have purchased three (2 different sizes). We use water bottles for powdered drinks and reserve these for "plain" water. The first one has held up through 3 seasons of hiking!
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby stormking Platypus Is All About Quality
Great for any adventure, anywhere. Mine is stuffed in an external pocket of my backpack since I don't use a bladder. Fits perfect & easy to get to for a drink along the trail. Also highly recommended for day hikes where size really does matter. Gets smaller the more you hydrate. Weighs less than an ounce & literally takes up no space when folded up.
I've been using Platypus "SoftBottle's" since they first came out. They last for many years & when they do not work as promised anymore, Cascade Designs will swap out your old bottle for a brand new one. This company has an iron-clad, lifetime warranty on many of their products. Practical technology that works.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Shopgirl44 Great design and packable.
So packable love the design. I purchased three different designs and didn't noticed the cap on this one was different. I though of returning but we are traveling next week.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Gideon52 The perfect 1 liter bottle for ultralight hiking
I've owned several of these and just purchased some more. They're perfect for ultralight backpacking...some advantages:
- They're super light at 25.5 grams or .9 oz
- They fit the side pockets of all my packs really well and they "stay" put; with other round water bottles they'll slip out when you take your pack off for a breat
- The threads fit my Sawyer Squeeze water filter; I use 1 bag to collect/carry unfiltered water and then I carry two more for clean/filtered water.
Here's a tip; you can take the flip top drinking cap off a bottle of "Smart" (brandname) water bottle and it'll fit perfectly on these. I put 2 on the bottles I use for clean water and leave the plain screw on cap on the one I use for unfiltered water.
These are lighter than most PET water bottles, stay put in the pack, are supper strong and work with my filter...perfect.
December 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby WIComfortGirl Highly Portable
These are great water bottles. I recently purchased three for a trip to Europe. They were easy to fill and tote along.
Drinking from them at first were a bit of a challenge (water on the face). After a short amount of time, mastered the art of drinking from the platypus.
Once empty the take up limited space. I used a small binder clip to clip it together so it stored easily in my bag.
I plan on getting a couple of grommets and attaching a caribiner to it for future travels. Someone else mentioned string around the opening too, so you can carry alongside you rather than having to put in a pack.
October 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby jumbjimbo platypus soft bottle
Light weight,great for saving grams when hiking,would be nice to have the cap attached to the bottle. I have misplaced the cap more than once,but a Dew cap fits great. You do have to be careful when loading it into packs with mesh pockets,the corners of the bottle catch on the mesh. By using two of these bottles in place of two 1 liter LL Bean nalgene bottles you will save 10.5 oz.
September 5, 2012