Dec 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm #1297319
I was in a local (Seattle area) Goodwill and found new 2.8 liter water bladders for $1.79 each. They are new stock that Goodwill has brought in, not a donation. UPC 846014005064
Weight is 1.2 ounces with the cap. Looks just like a Platypus. And it mates perfectly with my Sawyer Squeeze water filter. This would be prefect for a gravity setup with the Sawyer. A paper punch will make good holes in the bottom edge for hanging. Should make a decent pillow bladder too.Dec 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm #1937784
@rbeardLocale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
happy holidays!Dec 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm #1937809
@feetfirstLocale: Northern Sierra Nevada
Did they have smaller (e.g. 1L) sizes? Regardless, good find.Dec 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm #1937818
If I saw others, I would have bought a batch and bragged on that too :)
All said and done, you don't have to completely fill a larger container and at 1.2oz, it hardly tips the scale over. This size would be great for Scouts, families and other small groups. I was delighted to find that they fit my Sawyer filter.Dec 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm #1938622
@nedjursekgmail-comLocale: Pacific Northwest
Thanks, Dale! As a Seattle resident and frequent Goodwill shopper I just bought 4 of these. I use a Sawyer in-line set-up with a Platy bag but will be trying the Sawyer Squeeze next, so this may be a good solution for the always-out-of-stock Evernew bags. I think the only question now is how durable are these cheap Goodwill bags? They certainly seem stout enough for a gravity system. Let us know how they fair as squeeze bags if you test them out.Dec 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm #1938628
I did try squeezing one with the Sawyer and it felt okay, but it is $1.79! It is big enough that rolling seems to be the way to go as it gets low. Perfect for gravity systemsDec 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm #1938632
@filsingerLocale: Pacific NorthwestDec 28, 2012 at 1:18 am #1938752
Has anybody used the 5 liter water bags. I think it might make a bigger pillow. Thanks.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-5L-Collapsible-Foldable-Water-Bag-Bottles-Survival-Emergency-Sports-Bicycle-/330821243909?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D4471177359188397065%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D230899085331%26Jan 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm #1941638
@johnnyh88Locale: The SouthWest
Good find, Dale. I got some of the 2.8L ones from Ebay. They seem to work fine with my Sawyer filter too. Down side is I measured their volume to only be about 2 – 2.25L
I also got one of the 5L bladders linked to above. It is just like a giant Platypus and also seems to work with my Sawyer filter. I didn't weigh it and now it's all wet, but its volume is right at 5L.
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