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Platypus Redefines Mountain Bike Hydration Packs for 2016

Platypus’ redesigned hydration packs deliver maximum comfort and utility

SEATTLE, WA — Platypus, the leader in hydration products, today announced the update of its hydration pack collection for all-mountain (AM) and cross-country (XC) mountain bike riders. 

Platypus knows water isn’t the only thing you’ll need or want on the trail. The Seattle-based brand redesigned its Duthie™ all-mountain hydration packs, Tokul™ cross-country hydration packs, and women’s Siouxon™ and B-Line™ hydration packs to fit everything you need comfortably and efficiently on your back.

Platypus’ AM hydration pack series offers ample internal storage, plus external carry options for pads and full-face helmets for big days on the trail. The Duthie A.M. 10.0, $139.95, is a quintessential pack that offers smart storage and enough capacity for half a day in the mountains. A carry system for a full-face helmet and pads is handy for ascending, while the FloatAir™ suspended mesh back panel keeps you cool in heavy-pedal situations. The Duthie A.M. 15.0, $149.95, adds five more liters of space for full days in the mountains. Cavernous gear capacity, a FloatAir™ suspended mesh back panel, smart storage options, and a carry system for a full-face helmet and pads keep everything organized for all-day, all-mountain rides. Each pack is equipped with a stow-away rain cover. 

Platypus’ XC hydration pack series meets a minimalist rider’s demands for lightweight solutions to carrying just the essentials. The Tokul X.C. 5.0, $89.95, is the definition of fast and light. It attacks anything from an after-work session to a half-day mission with smart storage features, and enough room for riding essentials, a light layer, and a snack. The Tokul X.C. 8.0, $99.95, the ultimate in versatility, boasts a combination of capacity, XC helmet carry, outside stuff pocket, intuitive storage, and a low-profile silhouette for quick riding over miles and miles of trail. Both feature Platypus’ new RidgeAir™ back panel that combines ridged foam and mesh for excellent ventilation. The bag’s new fold-open design organizes minimalist gear and tools, allowing for quick fixes and tune-ups. 

The all-new women’s Siouxon and B-Line packs are the result of a multi-year effort to refine fit characteristics to address common fit issues. The ergonomic pack is designed to suit a woman’s body perfectly—the straps are highly adjustable so riders of all shapes and sizes can adjust them to where they like, and both the shoulder straps and waist belt are made with soft touch fabric for a chafe-free fit. 

With women’s sizing and shape, our Siouxon (Sue-sonn) pack, $139.95, is made for ripping mountain trails, all day long, in total comfort. It features the FloatAir™ suspended mesh back panel, a carry system for a full-face helmet and pads, unique storage solutions for riding essentials, and the best hydration integration in the market.

If hammering mile after mile of cross-country single track is your poison, the low profile and women’s B-Line, $109.95, is your ticket to ride. It has smart storage and enough space for all-day riding essentials, and a RidgeAir™ back panel to keep you cool along the trail. 

All models include the low-profile Big Zip™ LP 3L reservoir for taste-free, BPA-free hydration. The premium reservoir comes with an easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening and a low-profile design. Silver-ion antimicrobial keeps it fresh.

Platypus’s newly updated A.M. series, X.C. series, and women’s Siouxon and B-Line packs will debut at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in August 2015 and will be available online and in stores starting January 2016.

Men’s Tokul XC 


Sizes: 5L & 8L

Colors: Dawn Patrol Carbon, Shock Blue


$89.95 (5L)

$99.95 (8L) 

Women’s B-Line 


Size: 8L

Color: Icy Plum, Radical, Lime, Blitz Black

MSRP: $109.95

Men’s Duthie AM 


Size: 15L & 10L

Color: Red Alloy, Moss, Carbon Envy


$139.95 (10L)

$149.95 (15L)