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Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle - 34 fl. oz.


    Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle - 34 fl. oz.

    Flexible, lightweight and durable, the Platypus SoftBottle™ water bottle can be stored in spaces that won't fit rigid water bottles.

    • $8.95

    Item # 849826

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    • 80% lighter than standard hard-plastic bottles, it takes five 1-liter Platypus SoftBottles to equal the weight of one 1-liter, hard-plastic bottle
    • Compact and flexible design can be flattened when empty and rolled up to fit practically anywhere in your pack
    • Platypus SoftBottle™ water bottle is sized to fit in a drink holder, round pocket, square pocket or in your hand
    • Food-grade polyethylene lining ensures bottle won't retain flavors or taste like plastic; plus, it's 100% BPA free
    • Includes a screw-on closure cap

    Please note: Platypus products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

    Made in USA.

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    Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle - 34 fl. oz. Specs
    Best use
    1 liter
    34 fluid ounces
    13 x 6 inches
    Soft plastic
    Screw cap
    1.2 ounces
    Liquid capacity (L)
    Liquid capacity (fl. oz.)
    Fits in cup holder
    Water bottle material
    BPA free
    Bottle opening
    Water bottle cap type

    Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle - 34 fl. oz.

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    Rated 4.2857/5 based on 7 reviews
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromGreat concept, but has its flaws I bought 2 of these bottles for my 8 week journey to Uganda. I loved how easily they can be rolled up and put in your pack without taking up any space. Drinking isn't super easy with it... You have to use two hands or it'll all kinda dump quickly on your face. In addition, I couldn't get the plastic taste out of the bottle!! I eventually quit using these bottles and just bought plastic throw away bottles. I haven't used these bottles since that trip... Not easy to clean and the plastic taste is impossible to get rid of :/
    Date published: 2014-06-08
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromAbsolutely no coloring of water taste Great product that collapses to almost nothing when empty. This makes it not great for refilling via submersion, but you can blow it up and pour it in just fine. I wouldn't pour hot water in here, but just use your Nalgene for that and when it cools, transfer it. Cap needs to be attached and a friend has one where the cap cracked, but my (two) have been great so far.
    Date published: 2013-04-06
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromNo longer buying bottled water I carry this in my purse when I know I will be going somewhere where drinks are not allowed or water will be expensive and drinking fountains are available. Airport checks are easier with this bottle because it doesn't Take up room in my carry on and it is clear. Had issues traveling with my aluminum bottle. Great for baseball games and amusement parks where water can cost a fortune. I've saved so much money with my platypus, not to mention the reduction in plastic waste produced. The only con and my reason for 4 stars is that due to its collapsible shape which is a pro, it can be difficult holding it up to your mouth to drink. I spilled water on myself the first few times I used it. Overall, the pros out weigh the cons and you eventually learn how to keep the water from spilling.
    Date published: 2013-08-03
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromgreat bottle wonderful water bottle, especially for long hikes where its nice to minimize weight towards the end of the day. Four stars instead of five, because my first bottle got a cracked cap...not a big deal, i replaced it for super cheap. then it got a pin-hole sized hole in one of the seams. but, i will still continue to use my other, and am looking into purchasing another to replace the one that died :( it should be said though, that i used these bottles almost everyday for about six months, so its understandable if one of them fails after that much use (especially bc it was brand new to REI when i got it....maybe they worked out the kinks?) bottom line, buy this bottle.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromTakes up almost no room! This is a great bottle for extra water. When you are done it rolls up and I secure it with a rubber band. Great for extra water for the dog on hikes without a lot of rivers/steams. We used them to store filtered water in Buckskin Gulch and after we drank and used the water for our backpacking meals again we just rolled them up and they took up a small amount of room compared to other bottles. I keep one in the refrigerator at my office for cold water all day.
    Date published: 2013-03-16
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromperfect for a camp bottle I generally keep this bottle empty in my backpack and only use it at the end of the day as my devoted food/night water so I dont have to filter again in the morning. This "bottle" is sturdy and can take a trashing. I would only use water in them however, they tend to hold the taste of gatorade/other drink mix (unless you're going for that). The handled version would be nice if you wanted to splurge. The only time I had one fail was with a run in with cactus needles. The plastic does get more flexible and soft with use. I recommend the clear ones so you can see any unwanted growth
    Date published: 2013-08-30
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromSoftBottle very handy The Platypus is very convenient way to carry liquids because when empty it can be rolled up so takes up very little room. It eliminates the throw-away bottles and best of all it is made in the USA.
    Date published: 2014-03-13

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