Foldable soft water bottle Platypus 2L Bottle, specifications, review, field use.

Foldable soft Platypus 2L Bottle compared to regular rigid PET bottles of the same volume, is several times lighter and takes up almost five times less volume when curled. 

Folding soft water bottle Platypus 2L Bottle, specifications, review, field use.

Key Features of Platypus 2L Bottle.

Volume: 2 liters
Material: Polyethylene without BPA
Width: 19 cm
Height: 35 cm
Weight: 30 grams
Made in the USA

Foldable soft water bottle Platypus 2L Bottle, specifications, review, field use.


Compared to a similar folding Nalgene Wide-Mouth Cantene soft bottle, the Platypus 2L Bottle soft bottle is much more compact when folded, but this is where its benefits probably end. She can’t boast anything more. The manufacturer’s website does not indicate the operating temperature range of the material from which the soft bottle Platypus 2L Bottle is made. Therefore, with a high degree of probability, based on the properties of the material (polyethylene) from which it is made, it can be assumed that this soft bottle is designed to work at liquid temperatures of no more than 60-70 degrees Celsius (for Nalgene Cantene plus 104 degrees). At high temperatures, the soft Platypus 2L Bottle is likely to deform..

Foldable soft water bottle Platypus 2L Bottle, specifications, review, field use.

Using a soft Platypus 2L Bottle with a water filter for water Aquaphor Universal.

The thread on the filler neck of the Platypus 2L Bottle soft bottle fully complies with the standards adopted in the manufacture of conventional PET bottles. For this reason, it was actually acquired. As a container for sharing with a camp water filter, Aquaphor Universal, as a replacement for a bulky and uncomfortable rigid PET bottle. The softness of the Platypus 2L Bottle allows you to filter the water that has been poured into it, if necessary, without using a pressure filter bag for the water. Creating the necessary pressure by squeezing and folding the walls of the bottle itself, pre-squeezing the air pumping tube.

Foldable soft water bottle Platypus 2L Bottle, specifications, review, field use.


Collecting water into a soft Platypus 2L Bottle from open water is extremely problematic. The small filler neck and soft material of the bottle walls make this simple operation a long and tedious task..

Foldable soft water bottle Platypus 2L Bottle, specifications, review, field use.

This process is somewhat faster if you previously pour a small amount of water into a soft Platypus 2L Bottle, for example scooping it with a mug. For the same reasons, the soft Platypus 2L Bottle dries inside for a very long time..

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