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Platypus bladders

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Got my first one about six years ago. It lasted nearly five years before it was getting rather wrinkled and untrustworthy.

 

Since then I have gone through three of them; my third developing a slow leak from an indiscernable hole near the nozzle. :cry:

 

Anybody else having these problems? Did they change the thickness of the plastic on the bladders in the past few years, because I abused my first one?

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I did just that and my email got bounced back to me. I just find it odd that one can last five years and then I have gone through three in two years; the last one not even lasting four months and not with hard use either.

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I don't know if they changed them, however they do have a lifetime warranty. Just mail the leaky ones in, and they'll send you brand new ones.

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I just started using an msr dromedary. i like it much more than camelbacks, platypus, or any other brand of hydration system. With an insulated tube, it works great for everything I use it for. Just my two cents.

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I second the MSR, the thing is bombproof.

 

summer, winter, whatever.

 

JL

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I just started using an msr dromedary. i like it much more than camelbacks, platypus, or any other brand of hydration system. With an insulated tube, it works great for everything I use it for. Just my two cents.

 

But does the dromedary make your water taste like plastic? That's why i've always stuck to the platypus.

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Anyone have experiences with the "nalgene" brand? I want one 'cause it hooks in to my purifier.

 

I've had a platypus for ~4 years sans problems (unless you count difficulty of preventing it from becoming a popular microbial habitation)

 

and as far as taste goes, yes platypus is relatively tasteless while my fiancee's camelback tastes plastic-ish

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dromedary bags are sweet and they hook up to the msr waterworks and miniworks, along with the new katadyne vario, filters just like a nalgene would.

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Anyone have experiences with the "nalgene" brand? I want one 'cause it hooks in to my purifier.

 

I've had a platypus for ~4 years sans problems (unless you count difficulty of preventing it from becoming a popular microbial habitation)

 

and as far as taste goes, yes platypus is relatively tasteless while my fiancee's camelback tastes plastic-ish

 

I had one with the quick-release hose connection. Biggest POS I have ever owned! Constantly either leaking or coming undone while snowboarding.

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