Reddit Reddit reviews Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle

We found 15 Reddit comments about Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle
Collapsible, ultralight two-liter (70 ounce) water bottle with screw top for camping, day hiking, thru-hikes, backpacking, and travelWeighs just 1.3 ounces, and measures 13.8 x 17.5 inches; collapses and rolls up small enough to fit inside a pocket when emptyBPA-free, BPS-free and phthalate-free; food-grade polyethylene lining does not taste like plastic or retain flavorsWater bladder has a stable base and stands upright when filled; ideal for toting water and other beveragesAccepts Platypus caps and drink tubs; pairs with water filters and can be used with the Platypus GravityWorks water filtration system
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15 Reddit comments about Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle:

u/GrannysBourbonHabit · 12 pointsr/environment
u/notickynolaundry · 9 pointsr/onebag

I haven't gone full hose and bladder but I'm a big fan of the Platypus for its packability. Nice to unroll it after airport security and fill it up at a water fountain.

u/cwcoleman · 5 pointsr/CampingGear

What price range are you looking for? Do your parents generally spend over $100 on your for gifts?


Here are some basic ideas:

  1. Headlamp:
  2. Stove:
  3. Pot:
  4. First Aid Kit:
  5. Spoon:
  6. Sleeping Pad:
  7. Water Filter:
  8. Water Bladder 1:
  9. Water Bladder 2:
  10. Water Bladder 3:
  11. Trowel:
  12. Trekking Poles:
  13. Battery Pack:
  14. Socks:
  15. Buff:

    You could also add basic stuff like batteries, lighters, power bars, trash bags, first aid supplies and other consumables.


    Other items are harder to pick without know more details...

  • Tent - do you want to sleep in that hammock, or want a tent too?
  • Sleeping bag - 30F or 40F bag may be goo enough for Texas 3-seasons?
  • Backpack - want to keep the one you have, or upgrade?
  • Footwear - boots or trail runners?
  • Shirts / Pants - sizes and styles you prefer?
  • Jackets - need waterproof? puffy warm? other?
u/kyuss80 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I am not ultralight (I'm "kinda lightweight!") or a thru-hiker (I'd sure like to be one day) -- but I just recently switched to Smart Water bottles myself. I started using two 1L bottles, instead of carrying a giant Nalgene 1.5L Titan Silo. Smart Water bottles are easy to slip in and out of pockets, durable, and super lightweight. Easy to replace at $2 a bottle.

I have a lot of platypus bottles and I do use them for assorted other things. I caught some 0.5L purple ones on clearance at Dick's once -- probably cause they were purple, but I don't care. Most recently used on a few weekend trips to take some sort of spirits out, be it bourbon, whiskey, or vodka. It's nice to be able to pass a bottle around with your friends and share a few sips.

The most useful one I have is my 2L Platypus bottle. I take this on every trip and carry it rolled up and empty in a backpack pocket. I've used it as a "camp water" bag, fill it up the afternoon I arrive somewhere, use it to top off other bottles, and also for any situation where I think I might need to "camel up" a little extra water if we might not have a source easily available.

They're only $12 or so on Amazon and weigh 2.4 ounces.

Also with the little coupler adapter it screws right into my Sawyer / Platypus "dirty bag" gravity feed setup.

Sure, I'd shave these extra few things off maybe on a thru-hike attempt but most of my trips are only 3 days or so for now.

u/MrStop2 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

That tends to be my process as well. I use a 2 liter platy ( for the dirty water and a 1L Aquafina bottle for my clean.

u/JMJACO · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

I think there are a couple of questions you should ask yourself first.

  1. How do you plan to treat water? Sawyer Squeeze (, Aquatabs (, bleach, etc.?
  2. How do you plan to carry that much water? Does your bag and gear accommodate the space and weight?
    If you are using the Sawyer Squeeze, you could use something like 3L CNOC bags (the thread on top matches the Squeeze, unlike other bags), and the 3L CNOC bag is 3.7oz each ($23 Good lightweight construction. If you plan to use Aquatabs, Aquamira, or bleach, you could use something even more lightweight like the Platypus 2L bags at 1.3oz each ($9 Those do not match the Squeeze threads, but if you're not using Squeeze anyway it wouldn't matter. Both the CNOC and Platypus bags roll down to nothing when empty, and are easy to travel with. You could carry 2 of the CNOC or Platypus bags + 2 1L Smartwater bottles (again, the threading on these matches Sawyer Squeeze) for a total of 6-8oz, without using that much space, and without costing that much money. Just remember that water itself is pretty heavy, which is why most people try to camel up and drink a lot at water stops, and then not have to carry as much all day.
u/walters-walk · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I was taking a shower the other day and I thought about all the chemicals (including fluoride) coming into contact with my face, ballsack, mouth... and I decided to do something about it. I'm fortunate enough to own a RO water system, but not for a whole house. So I made a portable shower using this and this. I'll likely be using less water, so there's at least one plus. Will check my hormones next month to see if using RO water to wash affects anything.

u/drucius · 1 pointr/Browns

This is some drunk macgyver genious

Our preferred method was the Platypus Bottle for booze smuggling. We would mix equal parts part crown, soco, and limeaid together and shoot it straight from the flask.

u/hom3lesshom3boy · 1 pointr/backpacking

I'm kind of in the same boat as you are. Started backpacking maybe about 2 months ago and had a ton of old gear. Carrying 35 lbs over 26 miles was no fun, and when I came back home to research lighter stuff I kept finding things that were hundreds of dollars a piece. I did a ton of research and found some good quality gear at a budget level.

Mind the formatting/spelling errors. On mobile.

Tent - $70 - Geertop 1 Person 3 Season 20D Ultralight Backpacking Tent for Camping Hiking Climbing (Trekking Poles NOT Included)(Inner Tent is Green)

Sleeping System (2 parts)

Quilt - $35 - Double Black Diamond Packable Down Throw with Stuff Sack, 60" x 70" (Peacock)

Pad - $40 - WellaX Ultralight Air Sleeping Pad – Inflatable Camping Mat for Backpacking, Traveling and Hiking Air Cell Design for Better Stability & Support –Plus Repair Kit (Green)

*note I sleep warm and wear layers. I found the quilt to be good for 3 season camping in the temperate CA conditions. The pad helps with the cold and I'm a side sleeper so the pad is a requirement for me. YMMV.

Poles - $22 (needed for the tent listed above) - BAFX Products - 2 Pack - Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles - 1 Pair, Blue, Royal Blue

Cook pot - $11 - G4Free Outdoor Camping pan Hiking Cookware Backpacking Cooking Picnic Bowl Pot Pan Set 4 Piece Camping Cookware Mess Kit(2 PCS-Green)

I cook simple meals that mostly require just boiling water. It's also large enough to fit my soap, stove, and gas can in.

Stove - $14 - Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stove with Piezo Ignition

Water filtration (4 parts)
Dirty water bag - $20 - Cnoc Outdoors Vecto 2L Water Container, 28mm, Orange

Clean water bag - $13 - Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle

Filter - $37 - Sawyer Products SP137 PointOne Squeeze Water Filter System with 16-Ounce Pouch, Straw, and Hydration Pack Adapters

Filter attachment - $3 - Sawyer Products SP150 Coupling for Water Filtration Cleaning

With this water system you have the option of gravity feeding your water supply at camp. You can also simplify by just buying the $37 kit and just squeeze directly into your water bottle/bladder, but I find this setup more convenient.

After that, the rest are kind of up to you. Food, clothes, etc. I wouldn't skimp on shoes though. Look into trail runners or hiking SHOES (not boots).

Optional things I'd look into is paracord and a tarp especially if you're going to camp in the rain. You can also look into hammock camping which would be a little more budget friendly than the tent + blanket option.

Overall there are definitely cheaper options but I find this to be a good balance of price, weight, and convenience.

All in all this is about $265.

u/crosscreative · 1 pointr/Coachella

I bring a couple of these

u/acidRain_burns · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I figured as much. Im not sure what plastic. One good bottle for it might be a platypus though. Platypus Platy Bottle 2-Litre(70 ounces)

Its probably not a great longterm solution but its lightweight!

u/ioimatt · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I carried a katadyn befree (1L) + 2 Smart Water bottles and for the 20 - 40 mile carries I had two collapsible platy bottles. They're $12, 2.4 oz each, take very little space when unused / compressed and lasted the entire trail.

1L (befree) + 2L (2 x 1L smart waters) + 4L (2 x 2 Platy bottles) = 7L capacity, but I never carried more than 6 and that was once. Your average carry will be 2-3L tops