Discussion in 'Adventure, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel' started by Flex, Oct 4, 2018.
The Zojirushi is now my #1 bottle
I always have a Nalgene 1L bottle on me. I have 4 with the Humangear wide mouth/small mouth adapters (I think it's called a "capCAP"). I've carried these for years or the 1 quart Nalgene Oasis (USGI pattern) canteens. I lost a blue Oasis at the Farm this year during class. Patrick loaned me a stainless canteen, which I liked a lot. Though it would be a bit heavy for daily carry IMHO.
I'm a huge fan of the wide mouth Nalgene 32 oz bottles. Tough, and I like the measurements on the side, since Steripens work for 1/2 or 1 Liter increments. Even around the kitchen they come in handy; much easier to measure 4 (or more) cups of liquid in one of those than a standard measuring cup.
I use Platypus bladders for many years.
2l size, one like this
And one for easy drinks on the go like this in 2l and 1 l size
They're awesome. Get one with a wide opening if you get one, easier to clean and dry after use. (I was too cheap to do so and now regret that)
Sometimes a plain ans simple mtb/racebike bidon
I've tried alu bottles like a sig in the past but got them dented when dropping my pack to hard on the ground. I hate dented things so platics from then on.
How hard is it to get the inside of the platypus to dry, and have you had mold issues? Just curious, as that's why I quit using the Camelbak water bladders; I could get the bladder to air dry, but the drinking tube would always get moldy, no matter what I did.
No mold issu
No mold issues here. Does take forever to dry. The mouth piece where you screw on the cap gets smelly sometimes from drinking straight out of the bottle (and not washing it thoroughly with soap after use). I store mine without the caps screwed on.
I have been using a Guyot Backpacker for a few years. I love how it nests perfectly with my Glacier Cup and Stanley Pot.
.....did you use the mild bleach cleaning tabs and pull through brush they market (mine are an off brand but close to identical). I have used them for years and never had a mould issue after I started doing so. I did in the tube before though.
I started out using Nalgene. Then I discovered Kleen. Nowadays I take a stainless Kleen bottle or my Heavy Cover titanium canteen.
I still use my Camelbacks for mountain biking.
I use a hydro flask for retains ice. I have been using it for about two years, and of all the thermos I have used so far, it has the best insulation effect, especially in summer. Wide mouth bottles are my favorite style. I've also heard that Nalgene can drop internal coatings and make the water smell metallic when used for a period of time. Have you encountered this situation?
I commandeered my wife’s Hydro Flask for using at the gym since it holds ice a long time and I just refill with bottled waters so I don’t have to leave the equipment I’m using. For the woods and walk-in swamp sites at work I’ve been using knock off camelbaks and they’ve worked well for me, especially preloaded with ice cubes. I recently received a camelbak original as a 5 year service award from work and look fwd to seeing how it compares.