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Platypus Design Philosophy

This video presents the Platypus design philosophy and explains the evolution of their hydration products.

Platypus Design Philosophy Video

Hydration is the essence of energy. On average, you require 64 ounces of water per day and this is before doing any activity or factoring heat, humidity and altitude. Platypus was founded to serve this need. From our collapsible, puncture-resistant BPA-free bottles, modular taste-free reservoirs and drinking tubes, to our no-leak bite valve with the highest flow-rate on the market. For over a decade, we have been at the forefront in developing smart, modular hydration systems that fit with every active lifestyle.


Since introducing the original collapsible reservoirs, we have expanded the Platypus line to include hand-held hydration, hands-free hydration, filtration and wine preservation. In 2008, we totally redesigned the Big Zip hands-free bladder to be the lightest, easiest-to-use reservoir and it fast became the market leader. For 2011, we further expand the Platypus line introducing the award-winning Origin hydration packs built with an integrated Big Zip, easy access pockets, water-resistant construction and a lightweight finish that redefines hydration on-the-go. The Origin series sets the benchmark for hydration packs.


Through the constant pursuit for perfection, GravityWorks has evolved from the Clean Stream Gravity Filter. The new GravityWorks is 20% lighter, packs smaller and integrates with our Big Zip along with the rest of the Platypus hydration line to filter water for safe drinking without having to pump.