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Miles M
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Cheap Platypus knockoffs at Daiso California (japan dollar store) $1.50 on 04/16/2013 18:40:06 MDT Print View

There are a lot of Daiso stores in Southern California. They have an "Outdoor water bag" that is like a platypus but they are much lighter and come in so many sizes such as 3.9 liters. They are $1.50.

Just thought the ultralight community would love them..

Miles M
(milesm) - F
picture on 04/16/2013 18:43:26 MDT Print View

just found a picture online
http://camping-geeks.com/saizen-foldable-water-container/#

Angus A.
(mangus7175) - F

Locale: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com
Re: Cheap Platypus knockoffs at Daiso California (japan dollar store) $1.50 on 04/16/2013 18:46:04 MDT Print View

Good to know. I frequent the Daiso in Gardena (near Marukai). You can find some good deals there like alcohol squeeze bottles, small sewing kits, etc. Love that place.

J P
(jordo_99) - M

Locale: Midwest
Great deal, some alternatives that aren't quite as good if this is local. on 04/17/2013 08:23:57 MDT Print View

For those of you who aren't able to get this deal (assuming it's a local chain) Walmart carries 1L pouches that fit my Sawyer squeeze filter and weight 30g. Other options are eBay for a 5L pouch that costs around $8 if I remember correctly.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Products-Foldable-Water-Bottle-1-liter/23760387
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-5L-Collapsible-Foldable-Water-Bag-Bottles-Survival-Emergency-Sports-Bicycle-/221195413061?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3380462645

I'd still say that OP has the best deal on these to date though.

Edited by jordo_99 on 04/17/2013 08:32:11 MDT.

Angus A.
(mangus7175) - F

Locale: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com
Re: Great deal, some alternatives that aren't quite as good if this is local. on 04/17/2013 10:49:14 MDT Print View

I'm headed to Daiso this weekend. PM me if you want a couple...I can pick some up and mail them out (for a small shipping fee). Hopefully they have them in stock!

Miles M
(milesm) - F
walmart on 04/17/2013 12:19:29 MDT Print View

I saw the walmart one and also some other ones I found at the dollar store that has a carabiner on it. They were small. The walmart one seems much bulkier than the ones at Daiso.

Monty Montana
(TarasBulba) - MLife

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Great deal, some alternatives on 04/17/2013 16:57:46 MDT Print View

I bought several 16 oz knock-offs in designer colors with carabiners at Whole Foods in Monroe, WA for $.99, figured they'd make good stocking stuffers.

dave e
(hipass) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
off gassing products on 04/24/2013 22:04:52 MDT Print View

most if not all plastic items at the dollar store off-gas.You get what you pay for...i would be very careful about using a cheap bottle for drinking...i buy name brand items that are on discount such as jnj dental floss or dishwashing soap and wd40 and thats about it.Dollar stores used to sell quality brand overstock now theymostly have cheap crap made for them to be sold as cheap crap.