The Platypus Bottle is great for CX rides: hydrate and save space!

The Platypus Bottle is great for CX rides: hydrate and save space!

Platypus Water Bottle

When heading out on cyclocross training rides, we get tired of cramming a stiff bottle in our jersey pocket or putting bottle cages on and off our bike. The CXM Pit Crew’s favorite PRO tip to solve these first world problems is the Platypus SoftBottle. The 17 fl. oz. option is perfect for the shorter cyclocross rides, fits better in a jersey pocket, and as you drink your beverage, becomes less noticeable and annoying in your jersey pocket because of its size and weight. When it’s empty, you can roll it up into the size of a patch kit, and it’s 80% lighter than a normal cycling water bottle. Cyclocrossers, weight weenies and skinsuit lovers rejoice. We recommend getting two: one for a gift and one for yourself!

BPA Free, Made in USA.

MSRP: $7.95  More info: http://cascadedesigns.com/platypus/

Not typically found at bike shops, but available at retailers like REI and Amazon.