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Platypus 6L Reservoir

in Hydration - Water Storage Containers

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4.33 / 5 (3 reviews)

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Elliott Wolin
( ewolin )

Hampton Roads, Virginia
Platypus 6L Water Tank on 12/20/2006 20:29:48 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Five of us took a Platypus 6L reservoir on a two-week trek. It was the handiest thing in the world for hauling large quantities of water to our camp. It has webbing handles, it was easy to fill, and it sealed well. Note that we did not use it to carry water in our packs (we each carried two 1L platypus containers for that).

Each night we would fill it up and add a low dose of Aqua Mira and let it sit all night. The long dwell time allows you to use a smaller amount. In the morning we would transfer the water to smaller containers and off we would go.

We found it indispensable.

Spread over five people its weight of 3 oz (90g) is not much. Platypus also makes a 4L reservoir that is somewhat lighter.

Edited by ewolin on 12/20/2006 20:31:43 MST.

Philip Mitchell
( pmops5 )

Platypus 6L Water Tank on 11/28/2007 15:53:20 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I also found this handy for bringing water to camp, and then having it available for filling other bottles and cooking with. The weight is better than walking back and forth to a water source when your smaller bottle keeps getting low. Definitly a keeper.

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V k
( vladimir_ek )

New York
New Shape for 2009 on 05/06/2009 01:57:05 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

Shape of the water tank has been changed for 2009. It is now shorter and wider. It makes it more difficult to scoop water up and also takes a little more space. However it's still convenient for a group of people to use at the campsite

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