Platypus® Introduces an Ultralight Personal Filter, the QuickDraw™ MicroFilter System

July 30, 2020

Delivers a superior user experience with its high-performance, fast and easy to use filter design.

SEATTLE, Wash. (July 30, 2020) – Seattle based Platypus®, the leader in taste-free and durable hydration and filtration systems, introduces the QuickDraw™ Microfilter System, its first foray into the ultralight personal water filtration market. This premier filtration system is incredibly intuitive, simple to use, fast and durable. The QuickDraw™ will be available to consumers starting Spring 2021.

The QuickDraw™ Microfilter uses a .2 micron hollow fiber cartridge to remove 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa as required by the NSF P231 standard. This affordable filter is not only designed to keep users safe with its high-performance technology, it also offers a fantastic user experience. The QuickDraw™ is ready to go out of the box and features the sturdy, flip-to-open clean side cap design from the Platypus DuoLock bottle, a grippy-but-not-sticky filter cartridge over mold, and an easy-to-fill extra-wide mouth reservoir with a convenient handle. The dirty side cap creates a reliable seal to prevent any seepage, ensuring dirty water cannot contaminate the clean side or any belongings in a pack.

To use the QuickDraw™ Microfilter System simply fill the reservoir to capacity, thread the dirty side of the filter cartridge into the reservoir, invert the system while positioning the spout over your clean reservoir, and squeeze. Unlike most comparable filtration systems, the QuickDraw user has the ability to quickly perform an integrity check should it be dropped or frozen to determine if it’s still safe to use. It also features an easy shake-to-clean technique that allows the QuickDraw™ to maintain fast flow rates for the duration of its lifetime with no disassembly or back-flushing. In the end, it’s the details—from the tiny to the critical—refined for the best user experience on the market that set the QuickDraw apart.

The system comes with a dirty reservoir that is made of the same proprietary taste free and durable film as Platypus’ award-winning hydration reservoirs. The filter is also compatible with multiple bottle types if users prefer other Platypus reservoirs, or even smartwater® bottles, a popular lightweight option amongst thru-hikers. Additionally, users can drink directly from its ergonomic drink spout, which may eliminate the need for a clean reservoir altogether.

“The QuickDraw offers a solution to both long distance backpackers where 30 mile days require constant hydration, but demand a minimum pack weight, as well as a solution for the novice hiker looking for an easy, effective and affordable option,” said Sarah Courtney, Cascade Designs’ Category Manager – Snow and Water Products, “With the fill and squeeze solution, you reduce the weight and complexity of your filter as well as reduce the total water weight you need to carry.”

THE SPECS – QuickDraw™ Filtration System

  • WEIGHT: 6 oz. (101 grams), Microfilter without the reservoir weighs 2.2 oz. (61 grams)
  • FLOW RATE: up to 3L per minute
  • CAPACITY: Approximately 1,000 liters of real backcountry water (dependent on water quality)
  • PRICE: $39.95 USD | $29.95 USD

The Platypus QuickDraw™ Microfilter System will launch to the public starting April 2, 2021. For more information about the QuickDraw™ Microfilter System and to see how it works, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxjl_Wv3JiY&feature=youtu.be. For more information about Platypus, please visit: platy.com.

 About Platypus®

Seattle-based Platypus brand has been the market leader in flexible and modular hydration products for over two decades, designing easy-to-use, taste free and durable products for optimum performance. Unmatched versatility and quality define Platypus’s BPA-, BPS-, and phthalate-free bottles, hands-free reservoirs, hydration packs, and the pump-free, fast-flowing personal and group water filter systems. The majority of Platypus products are made in their U.S.A. and Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit platy.com.