Why we chose them: Innovative, simple to use, highly compatible
Platypus have long been the top-of-mind brand for hikers and adventurers when it comes to hydration storage. Now, with the QuickDraw, they’ve used their expertise to create an innovative water filtration system that is easy to use, durable and is an effortless addition to your backpack. In conjunction with a QuickDraw reservoir, you’ve got the ideal solution to your backcountry water needs.
Who is The Platypus QuickDraw For?
Wild campers, bikepackers, packrafters, thru-hikers, expedition members and peak-baggers will all benefit from the many qualities of the QuickDraw. The realities of any long adventure in the outdoors mean that, sooner or later, you’re going to need to turn to a tumbling stream for hydration. The alternative is dehydration, which leads to errors in judgement, grumpiness and dangerous situations that are best avoided.
“Its 0.2 micron hollow fibre cartridge removes 99.9999% of bacteria”
With the QuickDraw, the worry of nasty, contaminated water is removed, as its 0.2 micron hollow fibre cartridge removes 99.9999% of bacteria, as well as 99.9% of protozoa from backcountry water. It’s also supremely durable, while its lightweight construction means that it’s a welcome addition to any backpack.
Materials and Construction
Simplicity is the key here. The QuickDraw comprises three component parts: the cartridge, the dirty side cover and the attached clean side cap. The outer cartridge is made from a thermoplastic elastomer, which is grippy even when wet and doesn’t accumulate grime. The dirty side cap creates a reliable seal, which is essential for ensuring there’s no contamination or seepage into your backpack. Meanwhile, the clean side features the same flip-to-open cap as Platypus’ DuoLock bottle, which closes securely, preventing leaks and stopping dirt from getting on the spout.