I got a pleasant email today from Backcountry.com. It was a gift certificate for $20.00, no strings attached. They told me I could “spend it like I stole it!” So, I did…
There isn’t really a lot to choose from with a $20.00 limit, considering I had to allow for shipping costs as well. So, I strolled through the categories, looking for what I could use. What I decided on is the 2L Platypus Platy SoftBottle with a closure type lid.
Quite honestly, the choices for the SoftBottles were a bit confusing, and I am not sure if I still understand them. The best I can make out, there are three different types of bottle tops: Hyperflow, Push & Pull, and Closure. I wanted simple, so I chose closure. I think that it simply has a bottle style top that simply screws on like on a pop bottle. As far as weight, I don’t know, I can’t really find much info for a 2L bottle. So, I will see when it gets here.
Also, it will be nice to compare this to my Nalgene soft-sided Cantene. I like the larger mouth on the Nalgene, but it also takes up more room than this Platy bottle (probably) will when rolling up. However, the Platy has a larger volume than my 1L Nalgene. Anyway, I will do a write-up and compare the two when it gets here.
I am not sure why I got a certificate from Backcountry.com. I only made one or two purchases from them this year (although one was a rather large one…) However, I would like to say thanks to Backcountry.com for giving me the free money.