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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by donga, Nov 14, 2009.
what's your preferred water bottle choice?
It depends on what I am doing. If I am backpacking I want my camelbak. If I am walking around town, or driving in my truck a nalgene will do.
Neither. I don't drink water.
A store bought bottle of water (Evian, Smart Water, etc.). I do recycle the bottles though.
Nalgene - it's my savior during the summer when i work at a day camp
um different products for different purposes
i use both
nalgene for walking water, camping, etc
camelback for biking, hiking, boarding, etc
There's no such thing as a "hydration system." It's just a bottle.
I just recycle bottles of vitamin water or evian or whatever.
I have both, the Nalgene is really just more for walking around, Camelback for anything recreational.
Nalgene for me.
I would like to point out Camelbak does make some very nice water bottles. I own one myself that I like quite a bit. I got it over Nalgene because well the Camelbak bottle was on sale and the Nalgene was not.
Personally I like the camelbak bottles because I like the lid design better but it is the bottle I put on my backpack or what I take in my car back for me.
As for biking one it is my tried and true camelbak MULE.
I use a CamelBak for cross-country running, and have another Camelbak reservoir in my Marmot pack. Love 'em.
My water bottle choice however, is a Sigg:
Note, TS asked which water bottle people preferred, not which type of container.
As someone pointed out Camelbak makes great water bottle with a good sealing straw design. Stock, out of the box, Camelbak's water bottles are much better than Nalgene's. I don't like Nalgene's default twist top and Nalgene's mouthpieces are not as well thought out as Camelbak's.
In terms of hydration bladders, I have a lot of Camelbak's stuff, including the BFM, which is the single biggest hydration pack they make. Good stuff but I rarely use it anymore because there's a lot of manufacturers making better packs with better hydration components. Right now, I use a Hydrastorm bladder/bite/adaptor kit with TAD Gear pack/carriers.
And +1 for the guy who brought up SIGG. Great water bottles. I bought 5 of those classic/retro designed ones last year.
Nalgene, most durable.
Nalgene or you could try Sigg.
Nalgene, without a doubt.
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Not to get completely off track, but I own one of those steel bottles from Kleen Kanteen because steel isn't a poison for the human body, and it doesn't need to be coated on the inside, unlike Sigg and most bottle makers. I can even dent my bottle and not worry about an internal costing not surviving.
Overall, it's just something that holds water. There really isn't a benefit of a Sigg over other bottles with regards to holding water. However, isn't the deciding factor come down to things like your health?
I buy 'em from REI, and both times I've had them fail (over 9 years), I've gotten a free replacement.
(Both times the lids had cracked)
I like Nalgene. I stick with the wide mouth bottles.