The Platypus water bottles and hydration bladders have long stood the test of time for flexible plastic water bottles and hydration bladders. Other companies have introduced competing products, many of which offer worthwhile features in their own right, but the Cascade Designs Platypus remains a favorite among ultralight backpackers. The market is changing now with the release of water bottles and hydration bladders from Evernew America (the American division of Evernew who are best known for their titanium pots).
The new water bladders from Evernew range in volume from 0.6 liters to 2.0 liters. They tip the scales from 26 to 42 grams. They sport integrated caps with anti-bacterial threading.
Of particular interest is the hydration bladder with its internal hose. With the Evernew water bladder you fill the bladder and then insert the hose down to the bottom of the bladder before sealing the cap. This allows you to insert the bladder into a hydration pocket right side up and alleviates worry about leaks from the cap.
(Height x Width in cm)
|600||24 x 15||26|
|900||28 x 15||29|
|1500||33 x 17||36|
|2000||33 x 21||42|