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Old 06-15-2013, 11:35 PM
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How does the Platypus feel, durability-wise? It sounds like I need to visit our new (to me at least) REI.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:46 PM
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How does the Platypus feel, durability-wise? It sounds like I need to visit our new (to me at least) REI.
I have a few of them, I use them to backpack. I sit on my bag and have no worry where they are. I have dropped them down slopes hundreds of feet no worse for wear. Punctures is all that will harm these pressure etc, no worries. They are legit, cannot say the same to knock offs, platypus is the standard for that type of "bottle"
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:07 AM
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How does the Platypus feel, durability-wise? It sounds like I need to visit our new (to me at least) REI.
I check out the original Soft Bottle, and the Plusbottle seems to be a different plastic. Seems to be a better plastic than the original, but time will tell.

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:10 AM
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Anyone ever use the GI canteens? They're BPA-Free and $5.75 on Amazon.
I got a couple today and they fit just fine. I don't keep any discs in the side slots because they seem to be really tight on my bag. So that's where I keep my water bottles/canteens then I use the stretchy pocket for things like birdie bags, minis, scorecard etc.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:14 PM
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So, my mother in law got me an ergo for my birthday. Just got word that it arrived at her house on Friday. Now I just have to wait for it to shipped to me. The wait is almost over.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:46 AM
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Have had my Ergo and been able to play several rounds with it. It feels phenomenal on the back with weight distribution. It is definitely a back saver for longer rounds and tournaments. The bottom material, like said before, is questionable. I'll probably get some liner for it as well. The side zippered pockets are almost not even worth putting there. You can fit your phone in one and... that's about it. They are so shallow you can't really fit too much else.

I tuck the tongue into the big pocket and use that pocket to put my wallet/keys/extra towel and whatnot. The one thing i dont like, however, is the rainfly. Imo the rainfly should be sewn to the bag in the pocket where it stores and the hood should branch off that. So you dont HAVE to put the hood on for the bag to be covered properly and taught. A DOWNPOUR hit on Saturday and i gave up figuring out how to put the damn thing on and just took off running and the rainfly was like a cape. hah.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:07 PM
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Have had my Ergo and been able to play several rounds with it. It feels phenomenal on the back with weight distribution. It is definitely a back saver for longer rounds and tournaments. The bottom material, like said before, is questionable. I'll probably get some liner for it as well. The side zippered pockets are almost not even worth putting there. You can fit your phone in one and... that's about it. They are so shallow you can't really fit too much else.

I tuck the tongue into the big pocket and use that pocket to put my wallet/keys/extra towel and whatnot. The one thing i dont like, however, is the rainfly. Imo the rainfly should be sewn to the bag in the pocket where it stores and the hood should branch off that. So you dont HAVE to put the hood on for the bag to be covered properly and taught. A DOWNPOUR hit on Saturday and i gave up figuring out how to put the damn thing on and just took off running and the rainfly was like a cape. hah.
I definitely agree about the rainfly. Mine came off in the middle of a round, and I realized I needed to really put the elastic around the bag for it to stay on well. I never thought I'd ever use it (hate playing in the rain and don't compete so why do it, right?) so I was caught with my pants down for the most part. After working with it at home, I was a little more confident about the next time I'm caught out in a downpour.

As for the side pockets, they will stretch. I can keep my phone and bi-fold wallet in one side, and my keys in the other. The wallet was a tight fit at first. I would really like to see him add some more fabric to them to increase the utility of them a little more. It wouldn't even kill the slim look much either.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:09 PM
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Did anyone find out what the straps on the bottom are for?
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:16 PM
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It worked out nicely that my first event using the Ergo was the KCWO. Long and hilly courses combined with high temps and humidity = need every ounce of energy. I felt like carrying the Ergo really helped me not burn/waste my much needed energy. I know that I would have been struggling a little bit hauling the Mahal around all weekend.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:25 PM
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It worked out nicely that my first event using the Ergo was the KCWO. Long and hilly courses combined with high temps and humidity = need every ounce of energy. I felt like carrying the Ergo really helped me not burn/waste my much needed energy. I know that I would have been struggling a little bit hauling the Mahal around all weekend.
Congrats on joining the BHB team! I was wondering if they would ask you when I saw you posting on Facebook. They still need add you to the team on the website.

Here come some questions.

How many discs are you carrying? Other stuff?

Compared to the Mahal, did you at all feel like you were at all limited in what you normally carry? I know they're completely different styles of bags and the Mahal obviously holds a lot more. I'm just interested in how someone who goes from "carry it all" to "carry most of it/carry less" and is able to adjust.

Did you get a chance to use the rainfly at the KCWO? I've used mine once since I've had it, and I'm interested in whether the hood was ever a pain to use and if you had a solution for getting discs without making a mod to it.
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