Platypus SoftBottles with Closure Cap
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- Lightweight and packable – 80% less weight and bulk than a hard bottle.
- Taste-free as well as BPA-, BPS-, and phthalate-free.
- Food-grade liner with rugged exterior is pliable and durable.
- Freestanding when full or empty
- Accepts any threaded Platypus lid or drnk tube kit
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Platy’s most flexible water bottle. Nothing’s cleaner, greener, or more versatile than a Platypus SoftBottle flexible bottle. Whether you’re out running, catching a flight, or hitting the yoga studio after work, the SoftBottle flexible bottle is your source for easy hydration.
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My only issue with the Platypus is the cap. Unfortunately I have lost more caps than I care to admit. If you lose the cap and can't replace it, especially when you are hiking or away from water sources the bottle becomes nearly useless. I always carry spares from older bottles and the cap is a relatively standard size so you can usually find some kind of replacement, so it hasn't been a huge problem yet. If I had any suggestion for improving the design of these bottles it would be to include a cap which can be attached to the bottle like a gas cap is tethered to a car.
Even with this issue, I can't imagine not using Platypus bottles when backpacking or traveling. They are a great value for a great product.
Then there's the glass water bottles with neoprene sleeves, but they still break very easily, and are still too heavy and too small.
I wanted a bottle that's close to 32 oz or 1L, and I'm so glad I stumbled across Platypus products! This review is getting long so I'll just list the pros and cons:
-Most lightweight reusable water bottle EVER! Doesn't make my hand tired from drinking or carrying it.
-BPA free, but still plastic, that's good enough for me because I'm not a paranoid little snowflake about everything (I mean come on people, "lighten up" (ha) a little) It's just the most practical, honestly.
-Anti microbial lining!!!! I didn't eve realize this until later, but had been noticing the water never got that nasty stale water bottle taste, even if forgotten for a few days.
-Perfect for airports. Chug all your water before security, tuck it neatly in your bag, fill it up after security.
-Easy to clean.
-Seems quite durable as long as you don't puncture it with something sharp or something. You can fill it with water and throw it in a backpack and it never leaks.
-Small mouth opening makes it annoying to fill up with a Brita pitcher; you have to be patient.
-I'm scared I'm going to lose the cap and then I'll be screwed as far as portability goes
-Sometimes slightly awkward to drink out of, might look a little funny.
That's it! The pros far outweigh the cons! Get this bottle now!
A flexible water bottle is pretty cool. It definitely takes up less room than a regular water bottle when not completely full, and is flatter all around even when filled. Since my everyday bag is a flat-ish messenger bag, I needed a such a bottle if I wanted to carry water on my commute (public transit). I've had this for over 2 years and it is still holding up fine.
Things to know:
- It has a small and simple spout. In my case, small was better since it takes up the least room when empty. But, this can be more difficult to fill up and it glugs when you drink from it unless you go slowly.
- It can be difficult to drink from. This is true for all flexible water bottles, they almost always need two hands. Plus, they are just not comfortable to hold on to because the seam sticks out.
- It is .5 liters. This is not as small as some, but also is not very large. I probably half-fill it (so it's still pretty flat) and it's good for 1 big drink, or 2 smaller ones.
If you want a flexible water bottle of this size with a small spout, this is great. But, only get it if you really do need the flattest water bottle you can find.
Tip: It's hard to dry the inside thoroughly after washing. So to prevent mildew, rinse with vodka before long-term storage.