Water Bottles!!

  • trevchaser

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    Dec 01, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    I'm on the lookout for a decent water bottle. Things I'm looking for are:
    1) leak proof for shaking & throwing in bag,
    2) single handed operation for the car,
    3) narrow enough to fit in a cupholder,
    3) no straw or bite valve that can be hard to clean,
    4) wide (secondary) opening for ice cubes,
    5) and a bottle that doesn't just come in pink. icon_lol.gif

    So far the only one that I have found is the Under Armour Draft 24oz.
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    I like it because it's got a one fingered trigger to pop the hatch and a safety latch on it when it's shut so it's protected two ways from prematurely opening. I drop things and my last experience left sports drink all over the upstairs hallway carpet which I don't want to repeat. I'm rough with my stuff! Instructions say not to use with hot liquids but I'd like to use at least warm/hot in it too.

    Anyone else here have any water bottles that you can recommend? I'm tired of crappy water bottles!
  • halfamazing

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    Dec 01, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    I'm afraid your requirements are incompatible. In my experience, you can pick at most two of the following attributes:
    (1) leakproofness
    (2) easy single-handed operation
    (3) no straw or bite valve that may be hard to clean.

    Also, like you, I have found water bottles to be a category generally plagued by crappy to mediocre products designed to solve a very specific hydration problem. There's no such thing as a universal bottle.

    I have a CamelBak Better Bottle with a bite valve for carrying water when I'm out skiing. It satisfies requirements 1 and 2, and the valve is very easy to keep clean unless you're planning to put very thick liquids in it.

    For protein shakes I use a Nalgene N-Gen, which satisfies 1 & 3. I would prefer a slightly larger opening, but the cap is exceptionally good.

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    Dec 01, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    thermos has a new one with the same 1 finger open/close. Stainless, and has a cool little backpack it fits into, or the big clip.
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    Dec 01, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    All my bottles are oriented for biking, and so have the little valves on top. But one I especially like, available from REI, is the Clean Bottle. It has a patent-pending unscrewable bottom, which makes for better & easier cleaning, especially on the road, when you don't have access to a dishwasher. The plastic is also a non-carcinogen type, and they donate part of their profits to green causes (which makes it unsuitable for the right-wingers here).

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    http://www.rei.com/product/802263/clean-bottle-water-bottle-24-fl-oz
  • trevchaser

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    Dec 01, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    ^LOL

    My friend was saying I need an adult sized sippy cup because I end up wetting all over myself and drop my bottle often. LOL.

    The main thing is easy to clean and no bite valve/straw because I like to add Chia seeds to my drinks and they'll jam themselves up in a bite valve like Friday 3PM rush hour on the interstate. Straws suck because Chia seeds absorb liquid and form a gel around the seed. I'm just using regular 500mL plastic water bottles that I recycle after a week of use I'd like to use something more renewable.
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    Dec 01, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    ANAL SEX!

    Wait, what is this thread about?
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    Dec 01, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    JakeBenson saidANAL SEX!

    Wait, what is this thread about?


    Isn't that what every thread is about?!
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    Dec 01, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    fuzzywuzzy said
    JakeBenson saidANAL SEX!

    Wait, what is this thread about?


    Isn't that what every thread is about?!
    No, some are about sucking. In fact, that what this thread is about...sucking...a water bottle.

    As for my water bottle recommendation: Buy a cheap bottle of water and refill it.
  • LJay

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    Dec 01, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    Go to REI online and have a great time.

    REI is also a co-op so you can join and get a bit off at the end of the year. Really nice if you need anything outdoorsy or in the sporting clothes line of things. Exceptionally good outfit.
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    Look no further: http://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal-water-bottle-24-oz.html

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    They also make insulated cups that you can use for hot or cold drinks. http://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal-stainless-steel-travel-mug.html

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    Dec 02, 2011 5:55 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes saidAs for my water bottle recommendation: Buy a cheap bottle of water and refill it.
    Nothing better.


    Enjoy poisoning yourself slowly with plastic.

    Aluminum bottles all the way.
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    Dec 02, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    I have this:
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    As you can tell it's been run over by a bike..
    I'v dropped it off a 120 ft climb, down rocky ravines, on asphalt...
    The straw cleans easily in hot water.
    It keeps water cold for hours in the Arizona heat.

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    Dec 02, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI believe these match all your criteria
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    Thanks! I choked on my sandwich on this one haha
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    Dec 02, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    Sigg water bottles are the best I've found. They should have a size and type that fits your need. They are aluminum on the outside with a coating on the inside. They are safe for everything except hot beverages. (The aluminum transfers the heat too quickly.)
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    Dec 02, 2011 6:45 AM GMT
    I like my Klean Kanteen. Durable. And makes a handy weapon in case someone tries to jack you. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Dec 02, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
    This is what I have
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    There are other designs.
    Stainless steel, easy to open while driving (or doing other things with one had), wide mouth opening for ice cubes, no straw or bite valve, and it might fit your cup holder depending on its size
  • barriehomeboy

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    Dec 02, 2011 7:48 AM GMT
    OK, Honestly you piss me off so much. Oh I forget, you're privileged USA people. You have no idea that there are billions of people on the planet who no water, let alone a cute bottle to put it in.
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:09 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidOK, Honestly you piss me off so much. Oh I forget, you're privileged USA people. You have no idea that there are billions of people on the planet who no water, let alone a cute bottle to put it in.

    Are you saying that Canada is a 3rd world country?
    Or is all your water up there frozen until around May?
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
    I was going to recommend a sippy cup icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:13 AM GMT
    id like to know where i can order a Claystation of my own^
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:16 AM GMT
    i use old plastic juice bottles. they hold more water and i just throw it out and use a new one every month or so.
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:16 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidOK, Honestly you piss me off so much. Oh I forget, you're privileged USA people. You have no idea that there are billions of people on the planet who no water, let alone a cute bottle to put it in.


    #ThirdWorldProblems