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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheaper and works better than the tabs True confession -- I left Tailwind in my bladder in my pack in the trunk of my car. I had a horrible biology experiment when I pulled it out on Friday to get ready for Saturday's run. I had some of the overpriced cleaning tabs (they r mind me of those old ads for denture cleaners), which worked ok but not great. I ran ov r to REI and saw this on the shelf and bought it as an impulse purchase (I was going to buy a new bladder). Long story shot, this works, cleaning the bladder and tubing, with only a little time and effort. No weird aftertaste, either.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works I'm surprised this kit didn't cost more. Not that it should, but it's one of those kits that companies could charge $20+ for. I used it on a Hoser 3L tonight that started smelling mildewy after not being used for a month or two. The brushes are soft enough to not damage the bladder while scrubbing vigorously and stiff enough to remove all gunk and mold by brushing up and down and by spinning for a couple minutes. It reaches every crevis, and it was easy as can be to use. Thanks go to Platypus for making an inexpensive, efficient, and effective kit to clean just about any brand or size of bladder. It also works for narrow necked Nalgene style water bottles and many other bladders and bottles. Buy it. You need one.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No Instructions I bought this cleaning kit as it had good reviews but it comes with no instructions! How do you clean the hose, which bits do you try and take off so that you can insert the brush? Nothing on the internet shows how to disassemble the hose for cleaning! Any suggestions?
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked well for me I bought this to clean my Camelbak Classic because my local REI store didn't have the Camelbak cleaning kit. This one worked great and was easy to use. The tube cleaner was plenty long enough to reach the entire length of the tube [which apparently isn't the case with the Camelbak kit] After seeing the gunk that came out of the tube I was appalled that I hadn't cleaned it sooner.
Date published: 2011-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with Osprey Reservoir The Osprey cleaning kit was running for $25, but this was $10 at my REI store so I decided to give it a go. The brushes work perfectly for my 3L Osprey reservoir and the long brush reaches the total length of the tube. It doesn't have a drying rack, but I figured I could make myself one easily (lots of instructions online using a cheap plastic hangar. Don't go for metal as those may rust).
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits in all my Platypus products I bought this as I've had my platypus big zip bladder for ~3 years, but I've never had brushes to clean it! Yay for no more filthy water bladder! I also own a 0.5L soft bottle and the 1L plus bottle. The brush fits great into those - and as I understand, the hoser has the same diameter of opening as those do.
Date published: 2012-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very helpful this product was very helpful to use. the only thing i would have changed is to make the larger brush a bit longer.
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from bad quality Bought it to clean the drinking tube of my camelbak, as well as the platy 1 L bottle. The drinking tube brush worked well. Longer and seems to be made of better quality than similiarly priced camelbak cleaning kit. But the bottle brush is too big to fit into the 1 L platy bottle. Tried to use the pliers to make the metal ring on the brush smaller, but to no avail. Guess I'll bring it back and try a different one. Hopefully this is just a one-off.
Date published: 2010-04-24
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What is the pack weight of this item? Thanks in advance.

Asked by: Blackheart
​This kit weighs approximately 5 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-14
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