Glass wine bottles are often impractical for backpacking, ski touring, or getting a little boozy at your favorite blues concert. Transport your wine inside the packable Platypus PlatyPreserve, and protect its taste at the same time. Pour your favorite wine into this 5.5 inch by 10.5 inch reservoir, squeeze the air out (air ruins flavor), and seal the airtight cap. Now you can enjoy that just-opened taste days, and even weeks later... and slip past concert security undetected.
Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
With this PlatyPreserve bag, bringing your wine along into the backcountry is not a problem anymore! The bag fits an entire bottle of wine (750mL) and can be rolled up once empty for easy transport back. What more can you wish for?
Simply put... you NEED this if you enjoy any of the following: Wine, picnics, live music, hiking, outdoors, backpacking with proper beverages, not having to bring extra tools to open wine bottles, or just don't want to crush the rest of your wine while at home but still want some fresh wine to enjoy in the days to come.
If you are really not sure what to do with 4... one for the kitchen, one to never leave the camping kit, one in the picnic kit, and one for a special friend that loves grapes too. Cheers!
Have had these for almost 4 years now and they are still chugging away, another great product from Platypus!
I LOVE these things!! I'm a big fan of making frozen wine slushies (mainly with rose or a sweeter wine) and these are perfect to fill up and abandon in the freezer, without fear of the glass breaking from the pressure. I literally bang the preservers against the counter to break up the frozen pieces, and never once have had a problem with them breaking, leaking, or popping. They even keep the carbonation on sparkling wines. Hit me up if you're interested in getting some or need the recipe for those awesome wine slushies!
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I wouldn't necessarily put anything carbonated in it. It would be like pouring a beer into a water bottle and then sloshing it around while you hike or bike, then enjoying it as much as possible. I would get a growler or just pack them up.
Stick to the three W's with this thing: Water, Whiskey, wine.
A glass of cool wine during dinner after a full day paddling your kayak against wind and rain and waves and... is a civilized thing to do. I used to fill an old water bottle with red wine and take that but there is that trash so I switches to an individual box-wine but that never came in my favorite wine and there is that trash thing again. Then I was gifted with this and it works and works well! Directions: Choose your favorite Red wine. red travels well! Fill the platypus with an entire bottle. Don't worry, despite the appearance, an entire bottle will fit into this bota. Freeze! Yes, you can actually freeze red wine. When you leave, wrap the bota in brown shopping bags and into your cooler. At your Put-in, shove it on the bottom of the kayak near the water and paddle! That night, remove bota, fill your lexan wineglass and relax! If any is left, squeeze the air out and store on the bottom of your kayak until the next evening. When empty, use your water filter to convert the bota to another water bag.
Platypus has made an almost perfect item, one that carries your wine, keeps it fresh and cool and is strong enough to take punishment.
I don't backpack much anymore but these are the absolute best thing I've found for keeping my wine from oxidizing. A week in one of these things is about the same as an hour or two sitting in an uncorked bottle -- way better than vacuum pumps or cans of heavy air.
Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Got this as a Christmas gift for my wine-loving roommate and now I need to get one (or four) for myself! It's the perfect size, so you can fit an entire bottle of wine for a moonlit hike with your significant other, or fill it up with a fifth of whiskey and pass it around the campfire at night. It's super durable and ultra-convenient. Just get one, you won't regret it.
Many places you go to have a picnic don't allow alcohol. I really like these bags for putting wine in and going Sea Kayaking or just down to the local lake or park for a picnic. The fact it has a wine bottle and glass on the side just kinda advertises what you are pouring. "No Officer, this isn't wine.. Heavens no. Just some fruit juice full of vitamins and minerals. Why does it have a bottle and wine glass on the side of it? I have no idea Sir. We would 'never' consciously break the law Sir."
They do pack really well and they allow you to bring some vino along where a bottle would be impractical. They just need to lose the picture on the side. Put a picture of an apple or a cherry on the side. "Just apple juice Sir. Or just fruit juice Sir "
The last time we were in Paris I was using these bladders to haul wine around to different places we would picnic at. In some ways the advertising helps because people don't freak out when they inspect your bag and wonder what is in it.
Wine drinkers are pretty weird. Like an elegant picture of a bottle and glass is going to improve what you are pouring.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
0.8 liter capacity swallows a standard wine bottle. I also use them for extra water/beverage carrying capacity as the compact size fits in nooks/crannies in a backpack or on my frame bag of bike (bikepacking). And like all platy bottles, folds into nothing and weights nearly nothing when empty. Freeze dried stroganoff was like a gourmet meal with a malbec to wash it down with
Picked up the 4 pack and I have been impressed. The days of sneaking in bottles of booze are behind with these great PlatyPreserve. They are awesome and pretty durable from my experience with them. Once the booze runs out just roll it up and put it in your pocket. Packs really small so no issues on taking up space. Highly recommend this for hikes or ever just taking for drinks at sporting events.