Platypus Brand Spotlight and Giveaway

Platypus knows you need to stay hydrated, which is why they work to make hydration as convenient as possible. Founded in 1996 with a collapsible water bottle (or Softbottle) as their main product, Platypus has since expanded to hydration reservoirs and day packs.

This brand is best known for their Big Zipâ„¢ hydration system, which features a wide, top-filling bladder and a removable hose to makes adding water and cleaning easy and convenient. Platypus is part of the Cascade Designs family, which includes Therm-a-Rest, PackTowl and more high quality outdoor brands.

We love offering such a great brand to customers at everyday value prices. Take a look at some of the Platypus products we currently have available.

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1. Platypus Duthie A.M. 10 Hydration Pack - 100 fl.oz.: Stay quenched on the trail with this hydration pack featuring a 3-liter Big Zipâ„¢ reservoir and a main compartment that can fit all your hiking essentials.

2. Platypus Sprinter XT 25.0 Hydration Pack - 100 fl.oz.: Taped seams, waterproof-coated fabric and water-resistant zips will keep you ready to adventure in any weather. The 3-liter Big Zipâ„¢ reservoir works to keep you hydrated as you explore.

3. Platypus Softbottle Water Bottle - BPA-free, 1 Liter: This collapsible water bottle is perfect for adventures with limited space. Fill when you have a thirst that needs quenching. Roll and stow when you're back on the move.

4. Platypus Tokul XC 5.0 Hydration Pack - 70 fl.oz.: Perfect for cyclists and trail runners, this hydration pack is just the right size for explorers on the go. The pack is large enough to fit a 2-liter Big Zip® reservoir, layers and a few other essentials without weighing you down.

Interested in trying Platypus to fuel your outdoor fun? Test your luck by entering our giveaway, below.
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Open only to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older. See Official Rules at http://STP.me/BrandSpot for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/conditions, entry periods and complete details. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Sierra Trading Post, Inc. 5025 Campstool Rd., Cheyenne, WY 82007.
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Lauren Seidl
Blogger at Sierra Trading Post
Lauren enjoys hiking, camping, climbing and exploring the outdoors. She's always up for trying something new, especially if it involves getting outside. When Lauren isn't out finding adventures in her home state of Colorado, she can be found writing as Sierra Trading Post's blogger.
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Comments (67)
DENNIS
6/30/2016 at 10:38 AM
Give as gifts
TYLER
6/30/2016 at 11:59 AM
Platypus is a tried and true brand, they've been there to give us the very best from the beginning! I've spread the word of how durable and reliable they are time and time again and I wouldn't leave home without one!
MICHELLE L
6/30/2016 at 12:40 PM
The Platypus Hydration Packs are perfect (and necessary) for high-altitude hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
LIZ KILCHER
6/30/2016 at 12:50 PM
i like the 1 liter sports water bottle
ROXANN
6/30/2016 at 2:07 PM
I won't have to worry about running out of water.
BACKTODOOR
6/30/2016 at 4:02 PM
I will not die from thirst and continue my way.
MATTHEW
6/30/2016 at 4:33 PM
Would love the opportunity to try this brand for the first time.
MICHAEL
6/30/2016 at 5:05 PM
Would love to try this out!
BRITTANY G
6/30/2016 at 6:20 PM
I love my platypus bladder! It fits nicely in my PFD!
ANNETTE
6/30/2016 at 7:55 PM
It would make it easier to carry my water, allowing me to go further in the heat.
STEPHEN D
6/30/2016 at 8:46 PM
The Platypus Sprinter XT 25.0 Hydration Pack - 100 fl.oz. looks like a great fit for my hiking and exploring needs.
DIANE RICHARDS
6/30/2016 at 9:29 PM
The Platypus Sprinter XT 25.0 Hydration Pack - 100 fl.oz. with incredible features like waterproof-coated fabric and water-resistant zips, makes exploring when the skies are super gray less worrisome since I know I can have a place to keep my camera and cell phone dry without having an unexpected rain zap them dead or heavy mist from an awesome waterfall. Great sized hydration pack will ensure I have plenty of water to stay hydrated through a full day of hiking and exploring on those hot summer day or while enjoy an urban adventure at the local or state fair :)
MATT
6/30/2016 at 11:49 PM
sweet
AMBER
7/1/2016 at 1:20 AM
MONOTREMES!! I'd take the Platypus Sprinter XT 25.0 Hydration Pack to 14ers here in Colorado! I need a medium-small pack like that and am addicted to hydration packs :)
DAVE.
7/1/2016 at 4:02 AM
A little water, a little storage, nice.
WILD SQUIRREL
7/1/2016 at 6:45 AM
It would enable me to drink easily on the trail and thus stay better hydrated.
DANA
7/1/2016 at 7:06 AM
Platypus clothing - will keep me comfortable during my hikes
TODD
7/1/2016 at 8:11 AM
Platypus helps me keep going all day long
NJSUNBUNNY
7/1/2016 at 9:48 AM
I like to hike, camp and spend time outdoors and having quality equipment just makes it easier and more enjoyable!
ANDREW GORDON
7/1/2016 at 10:31 AM
Platypus Tokul XC 5.0 Hydration Pack - 70 fl.oz, perfect for long trail runs.
PETER D
7/1/2016 at 10:42 AM
Need this for the summer season!
HOWELL
7/1/2016 at 11:10 AM
This would be great for longer hikes when I need to drink more.
CHRISTINE YVONNE GROCE
7/1/2016 at 11:26 AM
I could take along the essentials I need for longer hikes. thanks for the chance to win.
KATLYN KOESTER
7/1/2016 at 12:15 PM
Could definitely use some form of water bladder for my big hikes I'm planning!
BRIAN
7/1/2016 at 12:37 PM
The Duthie looks like a great way to help prep be for a hike with my kiddo.
MARIYA
7/1/2016 at 3:36 PM
Water is life and with Platypus I would explore many of nice places.
TYNEISHA
7/1/2016 at 5:34 PM
I'll definitely feel more adventurous once I have the proper gear to go exploring!
MICHELLE H.
7/1/2016 at 6:59 PM
The hydration pack would help me stay hydrated while hiking.
TAMARADLMERRITT
7/1/2016 at 7:16 PM
Would love to test this out. Thanks for the chance to win.
JOE KERSHENBAUM
7/1/2016 at 7:41 PM
The Platypus Sprinter XT 25.0 Hydration Pack - 100 fl.oz. would be perfect for my long hikes.
DEANA
7/2/2016 at 3:20 AM
Winning from Platypus will help keep me hydrated while exploring!
ASHLEY C
7/2/2016 at 5:56 AM
It would help me have the correct gear to stay hydrated so I can explore longer and further!
STACEY
7/2/2016 at 5:59 AM
By keeping me hydrated in the Smokies.
RICH G
7/2/2016 at 6:23 AM
Keep me hydrated
DENISE SACHS
7/2/2016 at 10:07 AM
Winning this would help me be comfortable while exploring.
REBECCA C
7/2/2016 at 10:34 AM
Winning a platypus hydration system would motivate me to hike more. I don't like carrying a water bottle, and usually don't drink enough water even when I do, but a platypus would be great!
LINDA LANSFORD
7/2/2016 at 12:07 PM
I will be in style
RICHARD HICKS
7/2/2016 at 1:10 PM
Platypus clothing will make me feel more confident
BOB L.
7/2/2016 at 1:38 PM
In the arid Southwest, Platypus hydration systems aren't a luxury, they're a hiking necessity!
HAL SUMMERS
7/2/2016 at 1:55 PM
Living in the desert a great water carrying pack like a Platypus will keep me from dying. Not dying makes adventure more fun.
JESSICA GENGLER
7/2/2016 at 2:12 PM
I can keep all the stuff from my kids so I can explore
KARISSA
7/2/2016 at 3:35 PM
It would help me carry everything so I can explore more.
DAVID M
7/2/2016 at 7:48 PM
Would love to win this.
ERICA B.
7/2/2016 at 8:01 PM
I could go on fun hikes.
LYTY
7/3/2016 at 7:31 AM
I can carry more to explore further
JULIE SMITH
7/3/2016 at 7:57 AM
We do a lot of walking and hiking through our Metroparks during the summer and having a Platypus hydration pack would definitely help free up our hands and keep us hydrated in the hot weather!
CAROL
7/3/2016 at 10:09 AM
Great for hikes
LISA VOYCE
7/3/2016 at 6:54 PM
As a backpacker, this is great.
LILA V.
7/3/2016 at 11:45 PM
Sure would make the long hikes easier
SUSAN SMOAKS
7/4/2016 at 9:55 AM
i would use it to explore the world around me. i love new things.
DANIEL M
7/4/2016 at 2:46 PM
always go further if you stay hydrated
DANIELLE WOOD
7/4/2016 at 5:06 PM
I would use it to take the kids on a hike
MIKE S.
7/4/2016 at 5:42 PM
One less thing to carry (a water bottle) would make hiking more appealing.
PENNY SNYDER
7/4/2016 at 6:04 PM
Great for our hiking trips!!~
LIZ D
7/4/2016 at 9:38 PM
One of these products would allow me more time on the trails
STEPHANIE LARISON
7/5/2016 at 6:58 AM
It would be great to have while I'm hiking with family.
STEPHANIE
7/5/2016 at 6:21 PM
I'd be able to go farther during my Mojave Desert hikes!
JEN
7/5/2016 at 8:33 PM
Those longer hikes would sure be a little easier knowing I had plenty of hydration with a Platypus.
NATHAN BAKER
7/6/2016 at 9:57 AM
A Platypus system would sure make hydration a bit easier on my day hikes!
JD NORTHWEST
7/6/2016 at 2:35 PM
We'd discovered that having a hydration packs makes for longer hikes as we cut down on the stop to grab a water bottle, pass it around. We are fortunate to have a few packs and so we can keep on walking.
MEGHAN
7/6/2016 at 3:39 PM
Great for hiking!
JULIE HAWKINS
7/6/2016 at 4:59 PM
The sprinter hydration pack would keep me out hiking longer and safely hydrated!
KATHERINE RILEY
7/6/2016 at 5:27 PM
This would help us on our geocaching adventures.
SAND
7/6/2016 at 9:26 PM
It would help by keeping everything neat and organized.
CHARLES DARNALL
7/6/2016 at 9:41 PM
It get's hot down here in the south. I need it for long bike rides and stomping through the woods looking for new trails to run.
TRISHA MCKEE
7/6/2016 at 10:24 PM
An item from Platypus would keep me organized and in it for the long haul during those awesome hikes!
TRISHA MCKEE
7/6/2016 at 10:29 PM
An item from Platypus would give me the confidence of having the best to support me while i hike.
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