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Platypus Bottles

Platypus Bottles
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Product Code:  PB103
Brand:  Platypus


Platypus bottles, what can we say?

The are light, easy to fill and clean, hold liquid very well - water, wine or whisky!

Complete with closure cap which has the same thread as the Hosers.

Ideal to carry with you and use with the Aquagear Bottle, or as a second larger supply of water when overnight camping.

Does everything it says on the 'bottle'!

2 sizes to choose from 1 litre and 2 litre.

HOW DO I CLEAN MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE BOTTLE?

Use hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly with hot water. It is best if you use a bottle brush to reach into the seams of the Platypus and the threads of both the Platypus and Nalgene bottle. For tough cleaning jobs, add 1/4 cup of baking soda to 3/4 cup of water (double for larger containers) and shake for 30 seconds. Add 1/4cup 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 or Nalgene bottle.
 

HOW DO I DRY MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE BOTTLE?

Platypus bottles and Hoser reservoirs can be dried by blowing a little air into them and letting them stand uncapped until the water evaporates. Big Zip reservoirs are easily dried with a dishtowel through the large opening. You can also prop them open with a spoon or other utensil and let them air dry.

FOR BEST RESULTS IN HYGIENE AND WATER TASTE, DO AIR DRY YOUR WATER CONTAINERS BETWEEN USES!


CAN I PUT OTHER BEVERAGES IN MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE?

You can put a variety of beverages in your Platypus or Nalgene bottles and reservoirs. Just make sure you clean it thoroughly after each use to prevent bacteria from growing in the reservoir and/or tube.

ALSO NOTE: IF YOU USE YOUR BOTTLE FOR BEVERAGES OTHER THAN WATER, IT MUST GO UP IN THE BEAR BAG WHEN MAKING CAMP. This greatly increases the weight of the bear bags. Therefore,

we will generally insist that bottles are empty before going into the bear bag.


HOW DO I DISINFECT MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE BOTTLE?

To disinfect platy add one ounce of unscented household bleach (such as Clorox Regular or Clorox Ultra) to one liter of clean water. Mix for 10 seconds. Fill Platypus or Nalgene and drinking tube, if you are using a hydration pack version, with solution and leave filled over night. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.


HOW DO I BOIL MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE BOTTLE?

Lay Platypus in a pot and keep mostly covered with water. Make sure that the Platypus is not resting on the bottom or sides of the pot. Also, do not cover the pot when boiling. Watch your Platypus for pressure

building up in the bottle if water insideis boiling. Do not microwave your Platypus. You can fill a Nalgene bottle with boiling water and then empty. Dip the cap and threaded portion of the bottle into boiling water.

Average Rating (9 Reviews):  
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Water Bottle
Saturday, 26 October 2013  | 

It does what it says on the packet

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Platypus 1 litre bottle
Monday, 21 October 2013  | 

Weighs virtually nothing and packs down really small. Ideal for collecting water when camping.

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Rating:  
Top notch lightweight water carrier
Monday, 21 October 2013  | 

My 8 year old 2.5L Platy died while on the Rhinogs this summer. (I picked it up while full just under the collar and it tore off the neck!).
So I replaced it with the 2L from here. Fantastic gear that lasts a long time. I cut the top off my old one and now use it for a bowl to extend its life even further!

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Platypus Bottles
Tuesday, 15 October 2013  | 

Just what you'd expect. Excellent

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Great Item
Tuesday, 24 September 2013  | 

These are really great water bottles, can't fault them at all, they are strong and well made, just keep them away from bits of wood with nails in as my wife managed to put my full 2 litre bottle down on one much to my disappointment.
As always great service from team Cartwright

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lightweight
Wednesday, 28 August 2013  | 

Great lightweight water storage for wild camps!
Great service as always!!

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Just what was needed
Friday, 23 August 2013  | 

My current water bag was a robust one. Needing something lighter I knew that Bob and Rose at Backpacking Light would have the answer. The Platypus water bottle fits the bill exactly. Light and folds down small when not in use. Ideal.

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Oh so good!
Sunday, 4 August 2013  | 

Water carriers are never going to be the ultimate in cool tech, but no-one would ever dream of going out and about without one. So why not make it light, packable and so handy, and this does such a good job of it. Simples!

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Platypus - the best
Tuesday, 14 May 2013  | 

Light-weight, robust hydration system. No "plastic" taste. Been using it for 7-8 years without any problems.

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