Camelbak or Nalgene?

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Camelbak or Nalgene?

  1. Nalgene!

    13 vote(s)
    72.2%
  2. Camelbak!

    5 vote(s)
    27.8%
  1. donga macrumors 6502a

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  2. mwchris macrumors regular

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    Both

    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.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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  4. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    A store bought bottle of water (Evian, Smart Water, etc.). I do recycle the bottles though.

    Don
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Nalgene - it's my savior during the summer when i work at a day camp
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    um different products for different purposes

    i use both

    nalgene for walking water, camping, etc

    camelback for biking, hiking, boarding, etc
     
  7. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I have both, the Nalgene is really just more for walking around, Camelback for anything recreational.
     
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  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  11. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    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:

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  12. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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  14. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Nalgene or you could try Sigg.

    OMG. :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  15. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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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?
     
  17. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Nalgene

    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)
     
  18. MacLady98 macrumors newbie

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    I like Nalgene. I stick with the wide mouth bottles.
     

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