Rum Runners! I was actually trying to think of them the other day. Thanks for bringing them up. I hadn't checked out the website before; it looks like they have some cool options for packing little bits of this-and-that, especially the traveling line.
Anyone know if the threads on the 1L flask are compatible with Platy twist-on lids? I am trying to stick with Platys now for ease of interchangeability within my setups for gravity / in-line filtering.
I too like the simpler Platy bottles that can stand on their own, hence the SoftBottle which is the simplest current Platy offering for the 1L. I have the .5L SoftBottle and use the plain or push-pull cap. I've had it with bite valves.
The platy weight thing is confusing lately, if one goes by the Cascade Designs / Platypus site, which lists 35g for the 1L SoftBottle. (Geez... my early-generation 2+L platy is only 36g!) When I went to the store yesterday in person, the packaging on the exact same 1L Softbottle said 24g (so about .85oz), same as the previous listed weight for 1L Softbottle before its current round of graphics. So I'm guessing the 35g is with the HyperFlow Cap and the 24g is with the plain cap. To my surprise, the 1L PlusBottle package also listed weight as 24g (or 26?). I thought it would be more. Hence my indecision.
The Plus has the spout at the corner (perhaps easier for pouring, as one of you mentioned, or even drinking?) and a handy handle / biner-clip-loop, and measurement markings. The top spout on the Softbottle is probably easier to pour into, and perhaps the bottle is an ergonomically better shape for hand-held drinking?
I'm going back today with my scale.