Platypus® Evolves Pump-Free, Gravity-Powered Water Filtration

Platypus brings speed of gravity filtration to a compact and ultralight system, perfect for solo adventurers and small groups
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Seattle, WA – Platypus, the market leader in flexible and modular hydration products for over a decade, takes the hassle out of getting clean water on any journey by expanding its offering of Platypus GravityWorks™ filters with new systems and accessories for 2013.

The highlight of the 2013 line is the addition of the new GravityWorks 2.0L Filter System, bringing the speed of gravity filtration to a compact and ultralight system, perfect for solo adventurers and small groups.

Offered in two models: the Complete Kit and the Bottle Kit, both kits feature a 2.0L Dirty collection reservoir with Quick Release fitting, hollow-fiber filter, hoses and a patent-pending Universal Bottle Adapter. The Universal Bottle Adapter is compatible with most water bottles, and also allows users to filter directly into hydration system drink tubes, re-filling reservoirs without needing to remove them from packs.

“The GravityWorks 2.0L Filter System simplifies backcountry water filtration. It's easy; scoop up the dirty water, attach the appropriate adapter, hold the dirty bag above your hydration pack or bottle to quickly filter water directly into it,” said Erik Flink, division director of Hydration and Water Treatment at Cascade Designs. “It's incredibly fast, easy, is field maintainable with a four-second backflush to clean the filter and works with your system, the way you want it to.”

The Complete Kit option adds a 2.0L Platy bottle with push/pull cap adapter This adapter also has an insert that works directly with hydration systems, letting customers filter directly into most shut-off valves without removal from the pack,. All options allow the user to backflush in the field in just a few seconds, ensuring trouble free reliability for the life of the filter.

The new Platypus GravityWorks systems and accessories will debut in August at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. They will be available at retail stores in January 2013.

About Platypus
Seattle-based Platypus has been the market leader in flexible and modular hydration products for over a decade, designing easy-to-use, taste-free products for optimum performance. Unmatched versatility and quality define Platypus's BPA- and phthalate-free bottles, hands-free hydration systems, weatherproof hydration packs and the GravityWorks™ pump-free, fast-flow gravity water filter system. The majority of Platypus® products are made in the Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.platy.com.

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