If we heard it once, we heard it a hundred times from the Operators we interviewed: “ounces equal pounds, and pounds equal pain.” So the design of typical water bladders, with the exit port above the bottom of the water tank, means carrying around 2-3 ounces of, well, pain that will not drain. That waste means not only the extra weight of that water that does nothing for you, but also a perpetual bacteria-rich environment in your drinking source. Of course, cleaning this cesspool is supposedly simple, provided you can fashion a tripod from coat hangers and zipties, add a potion concocted from chemicals you have no interest in tasting, then have an hour every night to scrub it all with your auxiliary toothbrush (that you keep in a special antimicrobial case). If you do all that diligently (at the end of your 20 hour day), then just maybe you will avoid poisoning yourself when you drink your water tomorrow.
To hell with all that. We put the exit nozzle at the bottom, then slanted the bottom toward the drain so you get every drop of the water you’re carrying out of the IcePlate. Zero cesspools, zero wasted water weight. TotalDrain Technology is simple, saves time, and just might save your life.