It's completely empty but no obvious tear or hole. Maybe I got the thread crossed when I attached the drinking tube?
I'm now reluctant to use it again. Anyone else had this experience?
Yes, where the pipe fits over the nipple. Remove, cut and refit (dip pipe in hot water first). For the first couple of outings I placed it in a carrier bag as well just in case.
How sure are you that there are no leaks?
Blow it up, screw the lid on, immerse it and squeeze. Look for bubbles. :-)
I had three fail, all along minor creaes on the side seams.
I now only use them for camping - I've got a different make of bladder for using in the hills.
I've found that platypusses sometimes manage to unscrew their own lids, normally when they are older or dirty. It may be that this is the case with yours. On a different point, I nearly always use a rucksack liner of some form (often jus a carrier bag)), and the platypus is always on the outside of it.
Camelbaks are much better and more reliable than Platypuses (Platypi?) Most of my friends who own them have had leaks at one stage or another.
Personally I've gone back to using a water bottle.
i use mine loads and love it
Almost certainly a leak, changed to a camelback after multiple failures with platypus models and havent had a problem since.
By the way , I think they have a lifetime warranty so you shold be able to get it replaced for free.
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