A BPA-free hydration bladder for your hiking backpack.
You have a backpack and you'd love to stash a water reservoir with a drinking tube in it for quick, hands-free hydration on the trail. Grab the Platypus Hoser Hydration Bladder. Platypus made this reservoir with 100% BPA-free material, and added a SlimeGuard antimicrobial treatment to the inside so you won't end up with unidentified black bacteria camping out in your water bladder. The HyperFlow bite valve hooks you up to fast-flowing water, while the modular design fits into most backpack hydration sleeves.
Really glad that I picked up this Platypus bladder for my Grand Canyon trail run back in November! The 2L is a great choice for shorter hikes, or if you know you'll have water supply along the way. I typically recommend at least 3L on day hikes, but it's nice to have the different size options if you want to save weight. It was very easy to fill this bladder, and I loved that the nozzle is attached to the actual bottom of the bag so gravity gets you every single drop. The material feels like it would be flimsy, but I have had no concerns about it leaking or breaking even while running down some very rough terrain.
Iâm a big fan of the platypus bottles. Theyâre lightweight, pack small, and Iâve had great luck with mine being very durable. I just recently picked up the 2L to stick in my bike frame back for bikepacking trips. It works great! All my others are going on several years of use, from the office to the Wind Rivers.
Not sure if it's hit or miss whether you get a leaky one or not but mine leaks every time. I was excited about this because it is larger than my other bladders, and I keep trying it over and over, but it always leaks. Not a fan of a non-locking bite valve either. Always get water everywhere while trying to feed it out of backpacks.
I bought the 3 Liter bladder for my pack and its been a go to on any trip. It has an easy squeeze mouth piece and has a nice clip feature that easily clips to my pack straps so I don't have to go searching for the hose.
this thing works perfect for filling from a water filter. Just attach a quck disconnect or take off the mouth piece and attach filter, pump, drain, or squeeze (depending on filter) the water in until full. I chose a setup that saved me both weight and money, here it is.
Platypus Big lip 2L (filter bag/dirty water) Sawyer mini water filter Platypus Hoser 2L (clean water)
Total cost $80 Total weight 11.1oz less if you take out the extras for filter
I fully trust in platypus's systems and warranty, as well as these reviews which seem accurate. All great reviews besides a couple people that got a defect and can easily swap out for a working one, or exchange it right here on backcountry because there awesome too!!
I have this in the 2L for my trail run pack and a 3L for my hiking daypack and it has never let me down. Easy to use, light, easy to clean, and the hose works well. Have never had any leaks and fits in all packs I have put it in.
I bought 2 of theses for a 2 day hike. Both worked well. no leaks, no problems. hose is a nice length, not too short not too long. No frills here, just a basic water sack, which is really all you need.