Prevent freeze-ups in cold weather and keep liquids cool in warm weather with the Bite Valve and Drink Tube Insulator by Platypus.
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Rated 3 out of
Great idea, subpar implementationThe insulation material itself works great. However, if you've got the right-angle bite end the cover (where freezing is most likely to happen) doesn't work. It's also very difficult to install on the tube, requiring that you remove one end connector. It's a bit easier to do so with some heat, but I found it was still pretty tough. It works, but I'd probably just get some cheap insulation material instead depending on which bite end version you have.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 1 out of
Buy another insulatorHad this product for about a year. It does a great job keeping your water from freezing overnight. The coldest I've encountered using this product is a 20F degree low overnight.,,It keeps the water a little cooler during the day.,,,,So what's the problem you ask. Durability and abrasion resistance. I'd only recommend if you'll be using it for biking or casual walks. If your out backpacking etc. plan on it lasting no more than a couple outings.
Date published: 2010-08-07
Rated 5 out of
Get's the job done.Not much can be said about this insulator. It helps to prevent your hydration tube from freezing and helps a bit with keeping your water cool. However, the black color isn't the best in the summer. ,,,,The Bite Valve cover is very useful. No more grit after setting your pack down.,,,,It must be a decent product, I just ordered my second one for my other hydration system. Thanks Moosejaw & Platypus!
Date published: 2009-12-18
Rated 5 out of
If you HATE drinking warm watere during your hike, YOU MUST order the Drink Tube Insulator!Used my new Platypus Bite Valve and Drink Tube Insulator during a mountain hike in 101 degree weather, Nice and cool water with every sip!
Hi, would that prevent my tube from freezing on Summit night, ascending Kilimanjaro. I keep reading conflecting information. Thanks
Asked by: Lizzie
Hey Lizzie, that's a great question. I did some investigating and this tube insulator would not be the best for you on Kilimanjaro's summit at night. While doing my research on this subject I found that many folks who stay at the summit overnight find that their tube will freeze and they found it easiest to just pack a couple of water bottles inside their pack, with a thermal sock around them, then wrapped in clothing to keep them insulated against the cold. Since I haven't personally been to Kilimanjaro's summit, I also suggest asking your guide or anyone you know who has successfully done the trek before and kept their water from freezing.