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Blackhawk Bottle

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by Ranger325, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Ranger325

    Ranger325 Empty Pockets

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    Anyone out there have experience with Blackhawk Hydrastorm Nalgene Bottles?? I ran across them on the web and the 'one handed cap' caught my eye.
    Looks interesting.........What say you??
    Thanks!!

    Regards,
     
  2. Boy SureFire

    Boy SureFire May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way

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  3. lukem

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    I have a water bottle with the same lid, and I'm not impressed with the design.
    I purchased it with the intent of using it while kayaking because the cover would (theoretically) protect the areas my lips would touch from getting contaminated with lake water.
    It fails because the pivoting lid has a large opening that allowed water to get in and contaminate the entire mouthpiece. (It did not allow water into the bottle itself though.)

    That was the first failure.

    The second failure happened when I set the bottle down in the back seat of my Jeep and the lid popped open dumping 32oz of water all over the seat.

    FWIW, I've switched to a Camelbak better bottle with a Humangear cap. it handles both of the above situations well.
     
  4. Ranger325

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    Thanks guys - - I appreciate the input!
     
  5. malcolm47

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    The top leaks on my Blackhawk bottle. Bought it for the cover, so I wasted my money................Malcolm
     
  6. tmedina

    tmedina EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Depends on the intended use - the design is basically the same as the Nalgene OTG bottle.

    The one-hand flip works well enough while sitting in the car and so on, but I wouldn't try to drop it in a lake.

    That said, I do like the Humangear caps.

    -Trevor
     
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    I have the same setup just not Blackhawk branded (I have the REI version). I like it, but I don't use it for strenuous activities. I have it on the side and always right side up. If you just want a one handed open Nalgene bottle to sit on your desk or something then it works fine. But like others have said it's not leak proof so for more strenuous activities I would look somewhere else.

    I also got it because I didn't like drinking from the regular neck, ice would splash or it would get dirty easily. With the cap it seemed a lot more clean.
     
  9. zenlunatic

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    Capcap is the best that works for me
     
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    I agree, I love my capcap.
     
  11. Ranger325

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    Wow - capcap looks great!! Thanks.................