Platypus Origin 9 hydration pack review

Sleek and versatile pack

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £90.00 RRP | USD $99.95
Platypus Origin hydration pack

Our review

Sleek design and well made with welded seams and waterproof zips
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With its sleek design the Origin 9 is easy to keep clean, but what pockets it does have on the outside are well specified. Elastic opening pockets on the waist belt are a real plus as they are accessible on the move for energy bars, GPS or multitool, and the large pocket on the back is great for stowing wet jackets.


This is extra handy because the bag is made from waterproof material with welded seams and waterproof zips, a rarity in hydration packs. We really liked the high-flow from the top quality reservoir with its quick-disconnect hose too. The pack has no mountain bike specific features though. A downside is that, apart from the reservoir compartment, there is only one large compartment for everything, with one small zipped mesh pocket inside.

Product Specifications


Name Origin 9 hydration pack (11)
Brand Platypus

Available Colours Black Blue Green
Features • 9 liter weatherproof gear compartment and 3.0L Big Zip SL reservoir • Two on the go waist zippered sleeve pockets plus two sleeve side pockets • Main pocket with internal organizer pocket • Quick access panel sleeve on back • Welded light loop/lash points and reflective detailing