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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

Made in USA.

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Best Use Camping
Liquid Capacity (L) 1 liter
Liquid Capacity (fl. oz.) 34 fluid ounces
Dimensions 13 x 6 inches
Fits In Cup Holder Yes
Water Bottle Material Soft Plastic
Material(s) Nylon/polyethylene
BPA Free Yes
Bottle Opening Narrow
Water Bottle Cap Type Screw Cap
Collapsible Yes
Weight 1.2 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect 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: 2013-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great 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 4 out of 5 by from Perfect in many situations. If weight is a consideration you can't get something this light that is durable. A plastic soda bottle works, but will wear out. For me this is my reserve water supply, even if I have my bladder hydration system filled, or partly filled. The only down-sides are minor. It is a bit more difficult to clean than a wide mouth bottle and I can't scoop up snow to add to my water like I do with a wide mouth bottle. I have had two of these and used them probably 50 times or more and had no leaks or problems. One more thing; I see they make fancier models now, but if they weigh more I would not consider them (personal preference: weight and convenience are always a trade off).
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No 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: 2013-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the day hiker! I strongly disagree with the two other reviewers of this product. I hiked all over Norway on rugged terrains with two of the 1L bottles and never had a problem! Filled it right from a waterfall, sinks, and never had a problem with spillage. They were rammed in rucksacks, crushed into tight spaces on trains, carried all over Norway's fjords, and just about abused. Still holding up well over 6 months later! Very happy with this product!
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bottle I'Ve used the platypus bottles for years. Started with the original design one liter bottles and still have them, now also using the newer design as well. Have never had a problem with leaks or seam separation. I store them both right side up and upside down in my backpack and have never had one leak. Also use the drink tube kit with them sometimes and it works great too. When not in use they take up less room than a hard bottle and lighter too. Doing away with all my nalgenes and Sigg bottles. Platypus is the way to go.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely 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: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes 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: 2013-03-17
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