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Platypus Tokul Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

based on 89 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Tokul - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

97% of the reviewers give the Platypus Tokul a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (90%)
Good (7%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (2%)

Platypus Tokul X.C. 5.0 Hydration Pack, Carbon
Cascade Designs Inc. - Sports
Platypus Tokul X.C. 8.0 Hydration Pack, Shock Blue
Cascade Designs Inc. - Sports
Platypus Tokul X.C. 8.0 Hydration Pack, Carbon
Cascade Designs Inc. - Sports
from $67.00

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Platypus Tokul:

Reviewers like these things about the Platypus Tokul

  • Many hikers described this pack as their go-to hiking and trail running water solution.
  • A lot of users were amazed with how incredibly light it is.
  • Others love how the foam back board with large ridges sits off their back comfortably.
  • Many runners agree that the Platypus pouch is super good quality,feels nice and thick, easy to fill, zip and unzip.
  • A parent exclaimed that it's absolutely the perfect solution for his son's band and camp practices.
  • Other reviewers observed how light it is to wear even when the reservoir is filled to capacity.
  • One of the features that many users liked is the magnet that holds the hose when not in use.
  • A lot of users also find its ventilation incredible.
  • Perfect fit,ventilation,storage,hydration capacity are cited as the main reasons for choosing this bag.
  • Bikers loved how it easily carries essentials for a 2-3 hour ride, and rides like a shadow on their back.
  • A lot of users are amazed with how it's completely leak-proof even when they hold it upside down.
  • Many reviewers liked how it's got enough water capacity for hydration and front pocket for other essentials.
  • A lot of users agree that it's a high-quality product that does the job at the right price.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Other users thought the mouthpiece is kind of big and chunky.
  • Some finds inserting the bladder a little difficult because its a tight fit.
The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Platypus Tokul features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ultralight
  • Hydration bladder
  • Helmet carry

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Platypus Bags

The Platypus Tokul ranks #3 compared with the other Platypus bags.

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vs All Bags

The Platypus Tokul ranks #481 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Single Track World

It’s a surprisingly roomy and solidly constructed pack with some nice features, but it is let down (for me) by the poor fit and the fiddly bladder.

Posted 22 April 2016 by James Vincent - Read full review

Utah Outside

Well designed, lightweight and very functional, the XC 8 was the perfect companion for my days on the trail. You won’t be able to fit more than you really need, which is a good thing. With three liters of water at your disposal and no bulk to weigh you down, the only reason you’ll stop is because your legs have had enough.

Posted 26 September 2013 by Ryan Malavolta - Read full review

Mtn Weekly

A lightweight and compact hydration pack, the Platypus Tokul XC 8 caters to mountain bikers looking for a pack to carry just the essentials.

Posted 23 April 2013 by Mitch Kline - Read full review

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Last updated on April 19, 2019