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I think what they were talking about was there used to be more water bags that didn't have hoses at all.bart01 wrote:@big_load
They make these water tanks 2,4,6 liters and I'm sure you can warranty or call Platypus. If you ask them nicely they would probably sell you the 3 liter bottle without the hose if you don't have one to warranty, but still have the hose. I have found Cascade Designs more than reasonable on all of their product lines with respect to warranty, replacement, and repair. Stove, snowshoes, and water hydration.
I use the same ones (and from the same retailer since for some reason, SGC just pimpslaps all the hike-shops on price... $30 for a 3L bladder, quick connect hose system, shutoff valve, insulated hose, etc.) and you're looking at 10.1oz for the 3L model in question. That includes adding a mouthpiece cover as well (holy crap is that handy for those times ya set your pack down in dirt/sand...) The filter adapter for the quick connect system was something like $5 online too and the whole system works great with a Katadyn Hiker filter. No need to dig the bladder out of a backpack to refill.Al_HikesAZ wrote:I don't know how their weight compares to the Camelbak Military/tactical reservoirs I use.
For hiking, I use Camelbak Military/Tactical reservoirs (Water Beast). I buy them at Scottsdale Gun Club. They are durable and I like the connectors. Easily serviceable and fits to water filters. I typically hike with a 3L reservoir and various bottles (24oz or 1l) depending on the hike. I like to gulp from bottles when I take a rest stop. One of my packs doesn't handle the 3L size very well so I use the 2L size. I've never had a leak but I would have the backup in my bottles if ever I did have a leak.