|In today's box on my porch!|
Platypus Big Zip SL Hydration System
I love looking out front of our house and seeing a box on the porch. Today's box included a battery powered razor (to test for Jamboree), 2 more pair of Exofficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs (definitely for Jamboree) and the star attraction is the Platypus Big Zip SL 1.8 liter hydration system. I wanted a smaller system to fit in my REI Flash 18 pack (love it) and to fit in my REI Flash 22 pack which ought to hit my porch in a day or two. The 3.0L is way too tall and takes up too much volume for the little day pack. I love using the 3.0 L in the full backpacks. (Platypus does also sell a 2.0L version, but the bag is the same size as the 3.0 L.
|You are going to love the large|
opening and easy to use big blue clip
|The 1.8 L is 7.5 x 13 inches and weighs 4.0 oz.|
The 3.0 L is 18.75 x 7.75 inches and weighs 5.8 oz.
|Older 3.0L bite valve on the left and|
new 1.8L bite valve on the right
Once difference seems to be the bite valve is redesigned. Gone are the ON and OFF words and a plastic stop keeps you from rotating it the wrong way. (The new bite valve is on the right of the older one) I expect the bite valve will be as comfortable on the new as it is on the old one. You can't go wrong with this system. Buy it here at REI or check out our store for each model available via Amazon.
You can get a cleaning kit here.