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Platypus .5 Liter

in Hydration - Water Storage Containers

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5.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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b d
( bdavis )

Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
Platypus .5 Liter on 11/28/2006 16:38:08 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

This is all I carry anymore in good weather, the Platypus .5 liter with a pop top on it. Caveat -- all I need is a .5 liter because I have a cooking pot for camp and we have streams and lakes all over the place. The pop top is great. Weighs .7 oz.

Platypus .5 L

Even with the small top opening it is easy to refill using a pump action filter by dropping the hose into the bottle which stands up on its base. In the worst case scenarios I use a pot to get water out of a hard to reach stream or lake, then filter water from the pot into the Platypus in a more convenient spot. (I have not gotten into using chemical treatments so far.)

It is the pop top that makes it so great, easy to use and gets rid of the hydration hose that comes with the bigger sizes. It fits easily into the pack side pockets. Also, it fits in my hip pocket for 2 - 4 hour side trips.

So for weight, quality of construction, practicality, and functionality I give it a 5.

Edited by bdavis on 12/15/2006 16:01:28 MST.

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Mike M
( mtwarden )

great little bottle on 09/20/2009 09:19:15 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I use the .5 liter bottle on trips when water is plentiful. Even when water isn't plentiful I like to use the bottle for my Gatorade packet (calls for .5 liters).

I don't care for the "pop top" myself, it was easily remedied by using a regular platy cap- it also shaves a 0.1 oz off - bring the weight to the bottle to 0.6 oz

like all platy bottles- tough as nails

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