Skip the Bulky Water Bottle and Carry This!
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Do you carry water in your bag or backpack?
As a mom, my bag is brimming with things that keep our busy family on the go! I recently discovered collapsible water bottles that save space and weight!
Have you seen this type of collapsible water bottle before?
We have a few of the Platypus brand, and they’re super handy because they can be re-filled. Then they collapse and fold up completely flat to easily store in any bag or purse.
These rock because they:
- Hold 2 liters of water, then collapse and fold flat to fit into your pocket!
- Do NOT leak!
- Weigh just 1.3 ounces.
- Are BPA-free and do NOT have any sort of plastic taste or smell.
- Have a stable base so the bag stands upright when filled.
- Are ideal for toting water or any other beverages!
Perfect for hiking, backpacking, and travel!
We take these on casual day hikes, and they work perfectly in a daypack. My son is in Scouts and is starting to go on backpacking trips where you have to be very conscious of backpack weight (Platypus water bottles weigh 80% less than regular water bottles).
Hip Tip: You can also freeze these water bottles and keep them in your cooler, so they can serve as ice packs and can be used as drinking water!
While I’m pretty sure these were designed for backpacking and outdoor activities, a Platypus is handy for any situation when you need to carry some water. Instead of carrying a bulky water bottle in my purse or bag, I’ll stick one of these halfway full, and it works great.
There’s also a smaller 1-liter size with other fun colors available, too.
Are they easy to clean?
YEP! I don’t wash mine in the dishwasher. I just use hot, soapy water and rinse. (For a deeper clean, see Platypus’s cleaning instructions.) To dry, blow up the bottle with some air and let dry.
Where can I buy?
Besides Platapus, there are other highly rated brands of collapsible water bottles to look out for.
You must check out this Valpur brand, too! They’re in the same $6.99- $15 price range and come in a wide variety of patterns and sizes. I also like that they can clip to your bag!
These silicone water bottles come highly rated for travel because they fold completely down to save space in your purse and carry-on luggage! Clip these to your child’s backpack for school, too!
Have you tried any of these collapsible water bottles? Let us know in the comments!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.