The Platypus Cleaning Kit is, as the name suggests, a handy tool for cleaning your hydration bladder. It features a long, flexible brush with which you can clean your drinking tube and a shorter, stiffer brush with which to clean your bladder. If you're not always the most fastidious at storing your bladder emptied and dry then the Platypus Cleaning Kit is ideal for keeping the dreaded black mould at bay.
A nice bit of kit for cleaning your hydration packs. Not just a gimmick, as if you don't clean your reservoir and just leave it sealed over the summer, mould will form inside and ruin it. This is a well made kit - the larger brush cleans the reservoir and the smaller brush goes right inside the tube to clean the areas you could never normally reach. You will need to remove the hose ends etc but it's a job worth doing to save buying a new hose and maybe even reservoir every year. Instead of buying this, if you are very careful you could leave your reservoir airing over the summer, but most people don't have the space or the inclination to do so, and if any mould or grime has formed this is a must buy.
Great tool for keeping your reservoir and hose clean. Simple but effective, a necessity especially if you fill your reservoir occasionally with something else than plain water. Good price as well.
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