SEATTLE, Washington - Platypus, the Seattle-based brand of flexible, modular hydration products for active pursuits has overhauled its entire line of product offerings for 2008. Significant durability, usability and modularity improvements have been made with a variety of new materials and designs. Platypus is also adding water filtration to the mix with the introduction of the CleanStreamTM Gravity Filter System.
created a revolutionary new film that retains the line's main
benefit-flexibility-but has a softer feel and is more durable than
ever. The taste-free film is lined with SlimeGuardTM anti-microbial
technology, helping to assure that the bottles and reservoirs stay
An integral part of the new line is the CleanStream
Gravity Filter system, which is capable of filtering four liters of
water in two and a half minutes. Included in the system are two
four-liter reservoirs that hang for easy in-camp use-one for collecting
unfiltered water and the other for clean water. To use the pump-free
system, simply hold or hang the unfiltered water bag above the clean
water bag, and let gravity do the work. It filters down to 0.2 microns,
removing 99.9999% of bacteria and protozoa. The filter also cleans
easily without disassembly by holding the reservoirs in reverse,
allowing the clean water to back flush into the filter. Water is
available from the clean reservoir on-demand with the shutoff hose
clamp included on the taste-free silicone hose. The system is also
compatible with Platypus Bottles, Water TanksTM, HosersTM and Big Zip SLTM
The new Big Zip SL hands-free hydration system
features a wide-mouth opening for easy filling and cleaning and offers
the new SlideLockTM closure that is easy to open and close and provides
a secure leak-free seal. Other upgrades include a quick-disconnect
valve with an auto shutoff for removing the reservoir from the pack
without having to re-route the hose, as well as an easy-to-use shutoff
valve and the high-flow HyperFlowTM Bite Valve.
"The entire line
works together in an almost infinite number of ways," said Erik Flink,
SealLine Global Brand Manager. "Anyone from a hardcore mountain biker,
leisurely day hiker or fast and light backpacker can customize a system
that works to their liking; whether they carry it by hand, or hands
free in a pack, they can be confident that they'll have clean water."
design changes have also been made to the line including finger/hang
loops, and an updated shape for hand-held bottles and hands-free
reservoirs. In addition to the existing HyperFlowTM Bite Valve, Shutoff
Valve, Closure Cap and Lapel Clip, the accessory line has been expanded
to increase versatility across the product line. The Quick-Disconnect
Kit is an auto-shutoff valve that stops flow when it's disconnected
from any one quarter-inch inner diameter tubing. The Drink Tube KitTM
can be added to a Platy BottleTM or the filter system to make an instant
hydration system. The Bite Valve CoverTM is compatible with the existing
shutoff valve-keeping it clean, insulated and ready to use.
the Insulator, which includes a Big Zip SL Reservoir, can keep liquid
hot or cold and easily attaches to any pack or kayak deck. A Bite Valve
and Drink Tube Insulator kit is also available.
The new Platypus hydration line will be available in spring 2008.
a Cascade Designs brand, has been the leader in flexible, modular
hydration products for all active pursuits since its introduction over
a decade ago. Unmatched versatility, quality and performance are
present in the entire assortment of easy-to-use, taste-free, hands-free
hydration systems, bottles, water carriers, insulators and accessories.
In addition, Platypus offers a pump-free, fast-flow gravity filter
system compatible with Platypus hydration components for use in camp.
For more information on Platypus, call 1-800-531-9531 or visit
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Platypus Makes Waves in Hydration CategoryFriday, 17 August 2007
Platypus, the Seattle-based brand of flexible, modular hydration products for active pursuits has overhauled its entire line of product offerings for 2008. Significant durability, usability and modularity improvements have been made with a variety of new materials and designs. Platypus is also adding water filtration to the mix with the introduction of the CleanStreamTM Gravity Filter System.
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.