Platypus Big Zip SL Hydration System

  • Supplies Review: Platypus Insulator Hydration System

    01/12/11 ,via Backpacker Magazine

    The Platypus Insulator promised 100 ounces of uncomplicated-sipping hydration while I broke in my new cross country skis on groomed trails. The system comes with the works: The BPA-free Big Zip SL reservoir seals stringent when zipped, and locks closed with a

  • On test: Platypus Sprinter XT 35 rucksack

    06/16/13 ,via Grough

    . Bob Smith, Editor-in-chief Sunday 16 June 2013 07:50 PM GMT A neat innovation on the Big Zip SL is the bottom Quick Connect valve, which allows the tube to be separate and reconnected while the reservoir is

  • Yes, Virginia, you can buy US-made products on Dark Friday

    11/20/12 ,via Examiner.com

    Platypus hydration products: The Big Zip SL, Hoser and Insulator are all Made in the U.S.A. So are their accessories and storage and filtration systems. If you group, you probably already have a Platy. If you camp and don't have a Platy, you should get

  • Summer Alpine Ice Climbing in Montana's Beartooth Mountains

    07/30/07 ,via Backpacking Light

    Here, during sunrise (with the morning sun creeping up over the mammoth Castle Mountain, Montana's third highest summit at 12,604 feet), we prepared our climbing supplies – crampons, one axe and hammer each, one 60m twin rope, a handful of slings, a few



New Platypus Big Zip LP 2L Hydration System Hyperflow | eBay

New Platypus Big Zip LP 2L Hydration System Hyperflow | eBay

Platypus Big Zip LP 3 0L BPA Free Hydration Water Bag Pouch Hiking ...

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Platypus Hoser Hydration System | eBay

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Materials Review: Platypus Insulator Hydration System - Backpacker Magazine

I chose the Platypus Insulator Hydration System to leave alone the typical winter hiking hassles of freezing bottles and hydration systems and wasting fuel to melt snow. The Platypus Insulator promised 100 ounces of calm-sipping hydration while I broke in my new cross country skis on groomed trails. The system comes with the works: The BPA-free Big Zip SL reservoir seals tight when zipped, and locks closed with a sliding portion of plastic that’s held by a string so you don’t lose it while filling. The wide opening was good for scooping water on the double from a cold stream without freezing my hands. The reservoir slides and buckles into a svelte Cordura sleeve outfitted with D-rings that let you attract it to the outside of the pack. The entire length of hose is wrapped with a half inch of insulating material. A susceptible cover protects the bite valve from getting grimy and fit (just barely) through my pack’s hydration slot. Distant feature: I loved that I could easily detach the hose from the reservoir and snap it back into place. It came in handy when I removed the reservoir and sleeve from my away while I sidestepped down a steep snow bank to refill at a stream. While the reservoir and sleeve fit easily inside my stuff’s internal pocket, I decided to expose it to the elements on the outside of the pack and let the 20°F temps do their worst. I sipped every 15 minutes for the next hour while skiing to my overnight faction at Trillium Lake. The water flowed easily and had no plastic taste. Being able to drink without taking off my mass freed me up to glide on past all the sane, heat-loving snowshoers and skiers returning to their cars. As I made camp-ground on the lake, with the sun setting, I returned to my pack for a drink before cooking—and sucked ice. Source: www.backpacker.com

On analysis: Platypus Sprinter XT 35 rucksack - Grough

Platypus Sprinter XT 35 rucksack. hydration reservoir, USA. Bias: 1,185g including water reservoir. Material: 210D PU-coated diamond ripstop nylon, 210D PU-coated Oxford nylon, YKK zips. Washing instructions: indicator wash only with non-detergent soap and hang dry. The Sprinter XT 35 is a sturdy daysack with a capacity of 33 litres, with an additional 3 litres for the Platypus hydration reservoir, with which it came. Platypus says it would also be seemly for ultra-lightweight backpacking, but we think you’d have to be pretty ruthless about what you pack. It is clear a great deal of bit has gone into the pack’s design and it has a host of little touches that endeared it to us. The Sprinter is shaped differently from most rucksacks: wider at the top than the fundament which, when you think about it, makes sense as the human torso is shaped like that too – usually. In practice this makes the Sprinter XT 35 a mirage to pack, with its wide, zipped top opening allowing easy viewing of what’s going in. The only drawback is that, unless it’s saturated or tightly compressed, the top part of the pack can look a bit floppy. The material feels tough, with a diamond stencil in much of it, and the nylon is polyurethane coated to keep the rain out. Seams are taped too and the top zip, through which the main compartment is accessed, is a mineral water-resistant YKK Aquaguard. Next to the main compartment and closest to the user’s back is a separate zipped compartment for the water reservoir. The slot has two toggles on which to suspend the Big Zip SL which is supplied with a Slide Lock closure. A neat innovation on the Big. Source: www.grough.co.uk