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Platypus Insulator, 1.8 Liter

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Product Description

A brick and frozen water have a couple of things in common. They’re both hard and aren’t worth a lick when you’re thirsty on a ski tour. And what could beat a slow, cold pull from your reservoir in the baking heat of summer? That’s why we made this insulated reservoir sleeve. Including a deluxe Big Zip SL reservoir and our Bite Valve and Drink Tube Insulator, you’ll be assured your water is just the way you like it, all year long. A rugged Cordura exterior protects your reservoir and seals up tight with a side-release buckled lid.

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  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0014BF4SM
  • Item model number: 07037
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,406 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By FMC on April 29, 2011
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The Platypus Insulated Hydration System provides outstanding hydration with great taste, ease of use, high quality construction and stays cold for a long time. Let me tell you why.

I'm in my mid-40's and I have a teenage son and we love the outdoors and everything platypus. We use Camelback packs and take out the camelback bladders and replace with these. We just shove the insulator and bladder in the pack. We can also strap the insulator directly to the backs of mx-style riding armor using the air vent holes. It has greatly enhanced our activity level. I've purchased two 3-liter, and two 2-liter. I never could get my son to use the camelback because he didn't like the taste of the water from the bladder/tube. Even after washing and soaking with lemon juice/water mix for a week. After one initial washing/rinsing the Platypus tastes clean and pure. My son prefers water, and I prefer powder mix gator-aide (no leg cramps at night).

The wide opening of the bladder lets me put in large ice blocks. I always freeze ice blocks from 9-12 oz plastic cups for 3 days to get completely solid, then on the night before I need it, I put in 2-3 of these along with some small ice cubes to make the water cold quick and then put in the Fridge for the next mornings use. I even make up several of these ice blocks at a time and keep them in ziplock bags in the freezer for use. These won't fit in most camelback openings, but they will in this platypus. When I camp for extended days, I make huge 16-32 oz ice blocks that won't fit, but after they melt a few days, they will fit in (a good tip). (Of course, dont fall over backwards with the ice blocks on your back).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Star on May 9, 2011
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I purchased this product to use in my Maxpedition backpack (Vulture 2) when I go hiking. The entire thing, insulator and all, fits just fine in the hydration section of my backpack. I washed it out before using it, and then tried it with water at first and then with Gatorade mix. I noticed no plastic taste with this product (Unlike a certain Camel product. The insulator keeps the liquid nice and cold for a long time, although even with the thick insulation around it, the liquid in the tube still warms up. Either you blow it back when you are done drinking, or you deal with a warm first drink. This product also comes with the cap for the bite piece, which is nice for keeping bugs away from your flavored drinks and keeping dirt out of your mouth if you've scraped the mouth piece against a cliff wall. The mouth piece itself is a high flow design, so just be aware that when you bite down and provide suction, liquid flows very fast into your mouth.

The only thing that I didn't like about this product was the tube length. I feel it could be just a bit longer. By the time I thread it through the hole on the top of my pack and down the shoulder strap, there's just not a lot of slack left. Other than that, I like my Insulator a lot.

Edit: June 29, 2014 - I just finished a two day motorcycle trip. I froze three liters of orange Gatorade in the Platypus the night before I left. I drove for eight hours a day in temperatures averaging in the 90s. By the time I finished my trip and arrived home, I still had half a liter of Gatorade left, and it was still cold. Not cool, but cold. My pack was on my back, in the sun, for the whole ride. I can't say enough good things about this combo.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By 5 Ideas on February 6, 2010
Size: 1.8 LiterColor: Black Verified Purchase
I have owned a number of Platypus hydration bladders in the past and always liked them better than other brands because I thought they had the least impact on the taste of the water. Unfortunately, that was not the case with this product. Every time I took a drink from this thing, I encountered a horrible plastic taste. It was almost undrinkable. The only thing I ever put in here was water and I tried cleaning it out over and over again. After some experimentation, I think I narrowed the problem down to the tube. If water sits in the tube for more than a few minutes, it starts to taste really awful. I have no idea why this bladder is different than the other ones that I have owned in the past, but I am sending it back.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By flyfishMT on August 24, 2012
Size: 2 LiterColor: Black Verified Purchase
The water reservoir - I've used lots of other hydration bladders - mostly source military grade - and this seems just as heavy duty with more nice features. 1) Push button hose release. 2) 1, 1.5, an 2L measuring markings. 3) Slide off top. Source bladders have this but this has a sturdy metal ringlet where the cord to the top attaches, and the top has a little handle - nice touch. The only improvement I'd make is make it a little wider, I can't quite get my hand in there to dry but I'll be able mop a paper towel in there and dry it no problem.
The tube and tube insulator - much thicker (1" diameter) insulating material than I expected. I've had them freeze in the winter and this is by far the beefiest one I've seen. The mouthpiece is bigger than I expected and seems sturdy as well - have not used yet.
Insulating pouch - pretty thick insulation, well made and the plastic D rings were part of the reason I made the purchase so that I could tie this up in my pack. Overall, seems extremely well made (in USA) and I am very happy with this purchase, especially at a very reasonable price - I couldn't find any bladder + hydration carrying pouch close to this price.
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