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They are highly puncture-resistant. My only beef is that they don't last forever. Eventually they develop pinhole leaks at fold points, but that's a very long-term process and you can see it coming. I always carry a spare or two just in case. I've been using them almost exclusively for about seven years. I use a Camelbak for dayhiking around home, but not for backpacking anymore.PLC92084 wrote:I'm considering the Platypus bags... Are they sufficiently "tuff" without a covering to be trusted in a pack? Punctures are not on my list of tolerable failures!
they are extremely light weight and fold/roll down to virtually nothingbig_load wrote:I always carry a spare or two just in case.
PLC92084 wrote:I suppose if I go with the 10L bag Joe was referring to, I can just pick up a couple of boxes of wine and lose the cardboard (they come in bags too!)...
Provided I make it to whatever my destination is, I could open a beverage stand!
The 3L bags without hoses are getting hard to find. 2L and smaller are still readily available.writelots wrote:BTW, now I only see the "hosers" available in stores and on the play webpage, and the bags sans tubes are MIA. Just fits into my observation that all of the cool stuff in life is disappearing...
Is that source available to all of us?PLC92084 wrote: . . . I discovered a local source with 4L MSR Dromlite bags - new, in-box for $15.00ea.