Platypus Big Zip Sl Hydration System – 34835

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Platypus Big Zip Sl Hydration System 34835

Platypus premium hydration system is now more lasting than ever and loaded with bettered features, like our new easy-to-clean wide-mouth SlideLock clsure with secondary reinforcement so you know it is sealed securely, and a quick disconect valve for removing the reservoir from a pack without re-routing the hose. Other upgrades include a redsigned, easy to use shutoff valve and a softer, more flexible, but still taste-free reservoir.

Built for durability, ease of use, and taste-free water, the Big Zip SL Hands Free Hydration Reservoir offers the best that Platypus Hydration merchandise has to offer. Built for a leakproof performance, the Big Zip Big Zip features Platypus’s distinguishable SlideLock top closure. This wide mouth opening allows you to reach in and clean the entire interior of the bottle and provides a commodious carry handle when sealed. Constructed of supple, BPA-free film with an all-natural SlimeGuard antimicrobial treatment, the reservoir is lasting and taste-free. An ergonomically designed, right-angle shut off valve and a quick-disconnect hose make filling simple–and you don’t have to unthread your drinking tube each time you need to fill up. The finish hydration system includes the reservoir, hose, and bite valve and carries a lifetime warranty versus defects.
Size Specifications
1.8 Liter 2.0 Liter 3.0 Liter
Capacity 60 liquid ounces/1.8 liters 70 liquid ounces/2 liters 100 liquid ounces/3 liters
Weight 5.5 ounces/154 grams 5.5 ounces/157 grams 5.8 ounces/165 grams
Dimensions 7.25 by 14.75 inches (W x L) 7 by 18.5 inches (W x L) 7.75 by 18.75 inches (W x L)

Material Specifications:

  • Film: Polyurethane/Polyethylene
  • Zip material: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate/Linear Low Density Polyethylene
  • Hose port material: Acetal/Polyethylene
  • Drink tube material: Polyurethane
  • Bite valve material: Silicone
  • SOV material: Polypropylene/High Density Polyethylene
  • Silver-ion based SlimeGuard antimicrobial liner
  • Made in Seattle, USA


Most helpful customer reviews

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful.
5My Farvorite Hydration Bladder
By FMC
The Platypus Big-Zip SL Hydration System provides outstanding hydration with pure, clean taste, ease of use and high quality. The wide opening of the bladder lets me easily fill it with ice-cubes or add gator-aide powder.

Tips:
1. When brand-new: Clean with dish soap (not very much), Rinse Well. Some people put new bladders in the fridge filled with water/lemon juice for a couple days but I don’t think its necessary with platypus.
2. After use, rinse out and store in Freezer. Just roll up the bladder, tube etc and put in a gallon size ziplock back and keep in freezer and it will always stay fresh, clean and won’t get moldy. Just run hot water over everything when you are ready to prepare it or let it sit for appx 10 minutes at room temp.
3. I freeze ice blocks from 9/12-oz plastic cups for 3 days to get completely solid to put in bladder and they last a long time. (Of course, dont fall over backwards with the ice blocks on your back).
4. The Camelback Thermoback works great for the 3-Liter, even with a platypus insulator (recommend)but you will need to scissor cut the top behind the zipper sheath. The Camelback Armorback works great for the 2-Liter with no cutting, its a little short for the 3-liter.
5. Do not force the zipper top to fold over or a leak can eventually devlop from the crease (experience). Otherwise, these are very durable.
6. With Platypus quick-connects (QC) and an extra hose, you can make a great car traveling bladder with an extra long hose that can fit behind the seat with an extra long tube to drink from. Then just attach a normal size hose with another QC when you want to hike, bike, etc.
7. Be prepared and take extra valves/tubes, etc when on long trips just in case you damage something from a fall (experience).
8. Don’t try to pull off tube from parts when cold, the parts will break, just run hot water over the fittings and use elbow grease.

Happy Hydration!

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
4Bought it to replace a Camelbak bladder
By dcn8v
I bought the Platypus to replace a 2-year old Camelbak bladder that had gotten all chemical-tasting on me. This one was an improvement- I didn’t taste the plastic until the water had been in the bladder for about 16 hours, and even then it was slight.

I’m not sure I love the zip-top closure- the Camelbak’s twist-on closure felt more secure. I do like the on/off mechanism of the mouthpiece though. You just twist the mouthpiece. The Camelbak has a little lever that I could never remember what position was open and what was closed. Compared to the Camelbak, the bladder isn’t as pliable, but I don’t feel a difference when the backpack is on my back.

If you’re going to be using this in a Camelbak pack, know that the top (where the closure is) is just a little bit too wide, so you’ll have to angle it in order to close the backpack. There’s no hook on top to keep it upright in your pack. Problem solved- I took the cheapy hose clip from the Platypus (it’s the type of clip you’d use to clip a work ID badge to your shirt) and used that to clip the top of the bag to the loop in the Camelbak. You could also do this with a zip tie or a velcro strip.

All in all, I’m happier with the Platypus than I was with the Camelbak bladder, mostly because the water tastes so much better. Even my dog refused to drink the Camelbak water on a hot day, it tasted so bad. Now we’re both a lot happier. I’ll give an update if this changes so you’ll have an idea of how long this bladder will last.

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
5Water on the go!
By Jennine L. Wardle
We got the 3 liter Platy bladders as a replacement for the 2 liter bladders that came with our hiking packs. What a difference! That extra liter really comes in handy on hot, cold or dry days. I also appreciate that this bladder doesn’t impart a funky taste to our water like the original bladder did. I love the large Zip opening… really makes filling and cleaning very easy (although the anti-microbial treatment means I don’t have to clean it often).

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