The Platypus Duolock Softbottle 1.0L, so named because of its uncanny resemblance to a duckbilled platypus and a water bottle (well more a water bottle, but with a bit of imagination…), this flexible water bottle has dual-locking cap and comes in two capacities: 0.75L or 1.0L.
The Softbottle comes in four designs: Orange Skyline, Blue Skyline, Gray Prisms or Blue Prisms, the dual-locking cap offers double leak protection - simply push the lid closed and then flip up the metal clip as a secondary precaution and lock that lid in place. The Softbottle has a convenient clip gate handle so you can easily attach it to your bag, belt, or fill it with brandy and attach it to your dog. The angle of the handle also makes it comfortable to grip, sip and pour. However, when the bottle is full you can feel the handle bend; it could do with being a little stronger.
The flexible nature of the bottle and the wide mouth means that it is easy to fill, even in the most user unfriendly of gym water fountains. When the bottle is empty it can be flattened down and folded or rolled up, making it great for stowing away into any vacant space. The DuoLock SoftBottle is taste-free, as well as BPA-free, BPS-free and phthalate-free; the lid and mouth piece can be completely removed for easy cleaning, it measures up a 16.3in (W) x 11.02in (L), and it weighs a featherlight 1.6oz.
The Platypus Duolock Softbottle is a simple but well-made product that does exactly what you want it to, no more no less. Help save space and the environment with this reusable bottle: an excellent choice for the festivals this year, hiking, camping and day trips out. RRP $11.75 (0.75L) & $13.95 (1.0L)
4.5 out of 5
DuoLock dual-locking cap
Taste, BPA, BPS, and phthalate-free
Easy to fill and clean
Clip gate could be stronger