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Buzzbait's Guide to Water Bottles

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by Buzzbait, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sushi

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    Buzzbait,

    Fantastic guide. I'm also fascinated with the thread of discussion that it has generated.

    You have answered questions that I didn't even know that I had!

    Well, I may have missed it in your discussions but, do you have and experience with titanium bottles? I know the price point is a bit painful. I've heard that a lot of the cleaning and aftertaste problems just don't exist with titanium.
     
  2. Jack_Wood

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    That's weird. I thought I'd seen someone mentioning, in this very thread, about how the wide mouth on the hydrosplashes was completely different from Nalgene's lids.

    I've seen in discussions of titanium hiking cookware people saying it was nearly as reactive as aluminum, and should preferably have a coating or enamel or something on it. I have heard that tests show that titanium cleans up better (in terms of microbe counts) than stainless steel, aluminum, or most forms of plastic.
     
  3. themadplumbarian

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    Hydroflask, and no they don't fit, I so wish they did! JR
     
  4. herosemblem

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    Does anyone own a standard Nalgene bottle (AKA "Nalgene Everyday") , yet does NOT own a dishwasher?

    My small hands are still too large to fit inside the "wide mouth" opening of the Nalgene bottle, thus preventing me from washing it.
    I suppose I could put a drop of soap and water and "shake it around violently", but that isn't appealing.
    Those of you in the same shoes, what say you?
     
  5. Monocrom

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    No dishwasher. I'd just put a few drops of dishwasher liquid inside and rinse it out several times. Gets the job done.
     
  6. tmedina

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    I use a bottle brush for scrubbing. With a wide mouth bottle, you don't need to find the specialty bottle brush, any brush will do.

    -Trevor
     
  7. herosemblem

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    Thanks for the advice, guys. I'll pick up a brush from the hardware store next time I'm there.
     
  8. brianwhynot

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    I was using a bottle brush but it didn't reach the bottom of our KK's and I would scrape my knuckles on the nalgenes. My wife picked up a small toilet brush at the dollar store and, after my initial revulsion (labels are funny things, aren't they?), I found it worked great.
     
  9. Blitzwing
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    I found that this weekend boiling my cap cap then immediately putting it on my KK and dipping it in ice cold water it now has a seal that doesn't leak anymore.. A nice easy fix for once
     
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    Now which pot will my wife not mind boiling up my capCap? thanks, will try it.
     
  11. ran23
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    Great! well, 2 tea kettles of boiling water poured over the cap and forgot about the cold water bath. Seems to hold. Will take it out tomorrow and try it during my walk. oh, toss it in the freezer now. fingers crossed
     
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    Hehe, should work.. Heating it up just helped it form to the threads better for a tight seal.. I marked mine so I made sure it stays with the KK
     
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    WORKS ! Big Thanks. Now to try it in my PF II or Operator.
     
  14. Tixx

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    Great review! Thanks! I love my Guyot bottles!
     
  15. gstojinovic

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    Great review... Looking at buying water bottle, and IMHO Klean Kanteen is the way I'll go!
     
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  17. tmedina

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    I've never actually seen a MSR water bottle before.

    -Trevor
     
  18. Monocrom

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    Honestly, I haven't either. They need to seriously step up their marketing and advertising. There's an EMS and an REI within driving distance. Neither store has that brand on display.
     
  19. tmedina

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    I suspect the MSR water bottle might be a foray by a well-known brand into a new market, which makes this a new release. MSR is well known for cooking stoves and fuel.

    -Trevor

    EtA: Monocrom, empty pockets? What? Is that a Zen thing? Your pockets are so full, they're empty? :p
     
  20. Monocrom

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    I noticed that too. Figured it was a glitch. I was right. Jon corrected the title. :cool: