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Amazon has the Platypus Platy 2 liter bottle for $7.97, which matches the CCC all time low. These are great for hiking, backpacking, or biking when you want a lightweight and compact way to carry some extra water. You can thread a Sawyer filter directly on them for water treatment. They are also very compact and lightweight when empty.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

Walmart also has it at the same price with free pickup or free shipping for $35+

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Platyp...e/45468290
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Compressability/packability when empty. I.e. lets say you're hiking/camping. An empty 2L bottle takes up quite a bit of space...

If you are travelling in civilized world (i.e. a big city or American suburbia), you don't need this, as a 2L bottle of water from the supermarket is under a $1.

Surprisingly, I was not able to find anything this size (2L) of decent quality for near this price on ebay. (Platypus is a reputable brand.) I was only able to find ~700mL ones for ~$1 each.

I would be inclined to buy a hydration bladder for slightly more money (also when on sale). Functionally, it may be more useful, and practically, easier to clean due to bigger opening.
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These will grow mold if you don't dry it after use. Unfortunately it's also pretty much impossible to dry them out before storing. A good way around this is to throw it in the freezer for storage.
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These are perfect for travel. You can refill them at airports after the security check and not have to buy expensive airport bottled waters
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Why not just use a smartwater bottle?
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Why not just use a smartwater bottle?
Compressability/packability when empty. I.e. lets say you're hiking/camping. An empty 2L bottle takes up quite a bit of space...

If you are travelling in civilized world (i.e. a big city or American suburbia), you don't need this, as a 2L bottle of water from the supermarket is under a $1.

Surprisingly, I was not able to find anything this size (2L) of decent quality for near this price on ebay. (Platypus is a reputable brand.) I was only able to find ~700mL ones for ~$1 each.

I would be inclined to buy a hydration bladder for slightly more money (also when on sale). Functionally, it may be more useful, and practically, easier to clean due to bigger opening.
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Why not just use a smartwater bottle?
It's definitely a bit of a niche product. The packability and light weight is the big draw for backpacking. If you want to force water through a filter like a Sawyer you also need a bag with soft sides.
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Why not just use a smartwater bottle?
When hiking or biking the water pouch is in or on your pack towards the top or rear. A tube with a bite valve clips to shoulder harness. No need handle with hands bottle or cap to drink. May be safer and more convenient for some.

I went from steel canteen to aluminum canteen to plastic canteen to all types of plastic bottles and SS bottles. Some that I could fill with Gatorade powder. What ever works best for your situation.
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It also seems that Walmart has matched the price on this if you prefer them to Amazon:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Platyp...e/45468290
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Are these more durable than the bags that come with the Sawyers?
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These are perfect for travel. You can refill them at airports after the security check and not have to buy expensive airport bottled waters
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Been eyeing this for a while, echoing other's in that this is great for adventures, airports, to keep in your car (unfilled), emergencies...
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This is an awesome product. I use it for motorcycle camping. It packs up small and I can grab water at the campsite/ground. I bring along some mountain house meals and a small stove to heat the water up and bam, dinner. In the morning, instant coffee.

If you're looking for something that packs down to practically nothing that can hold a good amount of water, this is it.
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These will grow mold if you don't dry it after use. Unfortunately it's also pretty much impossible to dry them out before storing. A good way around this is to throw it in the freezer for storage.
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I'm really glad this is lightweight because I can barely lift regular plastic bottles.
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Might need to duck tape a couple of these to my person when we head out on our next cruise.... assuming they are all plastic and don't set off the metal detector.

Edit - google says people just throw these into their checked (not carry on) luggage. It shows up as some kind of blob on the x-ray, doesn't look like a bottle. Maybe I try one in the bag, and one on me.
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These are seriously useful as when empty they pack down to nearly nothing. They also have a bit of a oval cross-section, so they stretch out those "water bottle pockets" on the sides of backpacks less.

The small spout does make them very hard to dry out, however. We finally learned to use binder clips to hang them upside down on our kitchen island near the window, which finally did the trick in a reasonable amount of time (a couple of days).
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