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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
New 2.8 liter water bags at Goodwill $1.79 on 12/23/2012 16:42:26 MST Print View

I was in a local (Seattle area) Goodwill and found new 2.8 liter water bladders for $1.79 each. They are new stock that Goodwill has brought in, not a donation. UPC 846014005064

Weight is 1.2 ounces with the cap. Looks just like a Platypus. And it mates perfectly with my Sawyer Squeeze water filter. This would be prefect for a gravity setup with the Sawyer. A paper punch will make good holes in the bottom edge for hanging. Should make a decent pillow bladder too.

Water bladder

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
dale does it again on 12/23/2012 18:05:57 MST Print View

happy holidays!

Alex Wallace
(FeetFirst) - F

Locale: Northern California
Nice find on 12/23/2012 20:14:34 MST Print View

Did they have smaller (e.g. 1L) sizes? Regardless, good find.

Edited by FeetFirst on 12/23/2012 20:15:05 MST.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Nice find on 12/23/2012 20:49:02 MST Print View

If I saw others, I would have bought a batch and bragged on that too :)

All said and done, you don't have to completely fill a larger container and at 1.2oz, it hardly tips the scale over. This size would be great for Scouts, families and other small groups. I was delighted to find that they fit my Sawyer filter.

Edward Jursek
(nedjursek@gmail.com) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
New 2.8L bottles on 12/27/2012 13:44:50 MST Print View

Thanks, Dale! As a Seattle resident and frequent Goodwill shopper I just bought 4 of these. I use a Sawyer in-line set-up with a Platy bag but will be trying the Sawyer Squeeze next, so this may be a good solution for the always-out-of-stock Evernew bags. I think the only question now is how durable are these cheap Goodwill bags? They certainly seem stout enough for a gravity system. Let us know how they fair as squeeze bags if you test them out.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: New 2.8L bottles on 12/27/2012 14:14:01 MST Print View

I did try squeezing one with the Sawyer and it felt okay, but it is $1.79! It is big enough that rolling seems to be the way to go as it gets low. Perfect for gravity systems

Hoot Filsinger
(filsinger) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: New 2.8 liter water bags at Goodwill $1.79 on 12/27/2012 14:30:04 MST Print View

Found on eBay for $3.35 each.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Collapsible-Water-Bag-Camping-or-Survival-Gear-2-8-Liters-Clear-Container-/230899085331?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c2a87013

George Maung
(georgemaung) - F

Locale: BayArea
5 liter on 12/28/2012 02:18:47 MST Print View

Great deal.

Has anybody used the 5 liter water bags. I think it might make a bigger pillow. Thanks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-5L-Collapsible-Foldable-Water-Bag-Bottles-Survival-Emergency-Sports-Bicycle-/330821243909?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D4471177359188397065%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D230899085331%26

John Harper
(johnnyh88) - M

Locale: The SouthWest
Re: 5 liter on 01/07/2013 18:58:39 MST Print View

Good find, Dale. I got some of the 2.8L ones from Ebay. They seem to work fine with my Sawyer filter too. Down side is I measured their volume to only be about 2 - 2.25L

I also got one of the 5L bladders linked to above. It is just like a giant Platypus and also seems to work with my Sawyer filter. I didn't weigh it and now it's all wet, but its volume is right at 5L.