Finding a hydration bottle that’s BPA free, and saves on space and weight can be a real battle, which is why Platypus came up with their soft bottle design. The 1-litre soft bottle with push/pull cap carries plenty of water for warm days in the city and on the trail.
This flexible bottle is perfect when you need to save on as much space and weight as possible – as it weighs 80% less than hard drink bottle and can be squeezed in down the side of your pack super easily. Filled, it has an ergonomic shape that is easy to hold and drink from and because it is pliable, it will conform to a drink holder, a round pocket, a flat pocket or your hand.
Best of all, the Soft Bottle from Platypus won’t leave you with a funny taste in your mouth every time you need to hydrate.
I bought two of these and took with me to India, perfect to fill up and prevent buying bottled water. They roll up so small and weigh barely anything. Highly recommended!
I bought two of these. They're fantastic. They hold a litre of water, they have a larger size pul cap, they don't leak -as long as they're shut properly, obviously! When they're emptl they lay flat or fold up, as you prefer, and take up no space at all.
Works very well for carrying drinking water in Nepal. Use it to fill my drinking bottle and when empty it folds flat in my day pack. A better environmental solution than buying bottled water where the empty plastic bottle cannot be recycled in Nepal.
This was a replacement for my last one which I received as a gift, I had it for years and loved it. Highly recommended, it is durable, packs light in my backpack, and I love that I could get it in purple. I use it for exercise.
Have been using my platypus bottles for months now and they are great. Easy to use, easy to fill from varying water sources and super easy to pack away. After doing a 13 day hike in the sun with the bottles on the outside of my pack - no mildew or nasties grew in the platypus and overall no trouble with cleanliness. Highly recommend
Easy, light, durable.
Have now bought 7 bottles in total. Love them. So easy to pack away into your handbag and save space. Plane trips it's perfect especially when you can't bring water on it takes up no space and you can fill it up on the plane.
The first bottle I brought was about 3years ago and I'm still using it. The only wear and tear is the colouring is starting to peel off in a few spaces and worn where I've folded it up. But still does the same job.
(Picture is of the 3yr old bottle)
Thanks for leaving your review Georgie! Bit of a bummer the photo didn't come through. Laine :)
As it's Winter, I was wondering if these bottles can retain boiling water to be used as a hot water bottle in my sleeping bag or will it pop?
Platypus doesn't openly advertise this Hal, but I have heard of people using their Platypus soft bottle as a hot water bottle.
There are a few things I would recommend though.
Firstly, I wouldn't use boiling water - warm to hot might be a safer bet.
Secondly, I'd suggest using the closure/screw cap version for this to ensure it is a leak-proof as possible.
Lastly, I probably wouldn't fill it up too much just to minimise the instance of pressure building up and causing a leak.
The only other thing I would mention is to proceed using it this way with caution. I personally don't like putting bottles of water in my sleeping bag, particularly down, as in the small chance that it does leak, your sleeping bag will lose all insulating properties. It may be worth using it to warm the bag up initially, then take it out so no leaks occur overnight whilst you are sleeping.
That's just my two cents worth, others may have a differing opinion.
How would you clean? Are they dishwasher safe?
Platypus does not recommend washing in a dishwasher and I've found that when using only water in the bottle, they can simply be rinsed with warm water and are fine. The following is the company's washing instructions:
Use hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly with hot water. For tough cleaning jobs, add 1/4 cup of baking soda to 3/4 cup of water per liter volume of your bottle or reservoir and shake for 30 seconds. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice, shake 10 seconds, and vent by loosening cap away from face. Repeat shaking and venting three times. Expel as much air as possible, cap bottle, and allow to soak 20 minutes. Rinse three times with hot water. Caution: When adding lemon juice to baking soda, effervescence occurs and will cause pressure to build in a capped Platypus product.
Can you freeze these bottles?
Platypus advises that you can freeze water in these if you are careful to ensure all air is purged and that they are not entirely full to avoid explosions when the water expands.
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