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Buzzbait's Guide to Water Bottles

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

  1. soli

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    very impressive write-up! :pirate:
     
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    Oh. Anybody have a Kor bottle?
    Saw one at my local outdoors outfitters. Seems pretty nice but a bit on the pricey side. http://www.korwater.com/
     
  5. Buzzbait

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    Just a report on the Klean Kanteen green goo issue. It's been ten days since I cleaned the goo from the lip of my 40 oz Klean Kanteen Wide, and it still looks like I just cleaned it. It's been refilled and reused constantly since the cleaning, and no goo has come back to haunt me.

    It appears that once you quickly scrub it off, it's gone for good!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
     
  6. Buzzbait

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    Too pricey for me, but I've never of heard of anybody not liking their Kor. They appear to be great urban use bottles.
     
  7. carrot

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    That may be true, but I've never heard of anybody *liking* them either. I haven't actively searched out reviews but I haven't seen any... I'm not convinced anybody is buying them.

    IMO they seem nice but they are a bit on the bulky side... I really like three features, the narrow mouth, the attached cap, and the one handed open/close. If they made one a bit smaller I'd probably have bought one by now.

    Mostly, I'm looking for an excuse to add one to my bottle collection, but I don't see how it brings anything to the table that I must have. It is very cool looking though, but the pretentious presentation is a bit of a turn off.
     
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    Hey man, nice writeup about different bottles. I enjoyed reading it (who would think reading about water bottles could be fun?)

    Anyways here are some of my thoughts about bottles.

    CamelBak: As much as I love some of their packs I cannot stand their "Better Bottles" for pretty much the same reasons you listed as well as I just don't dig built in straws of any kind. As for their SS bottles, they seem to be even worse.

    KleanKanteen: Not that they are bad bottles, I just don't prefer them to other alternatives (going to list below) and my girlfriend has had 2 different KK bottle caps basically break/fail.

    Guyot Design/ Nalgene SS bottle: I just ordered 2 Nalgene SS standards from their site because of a wicked great deal. 50% off orders of $40 or more and free shipping on orders of $10 or more. For the 50% off use the following coupon code "NFCD09" without the " " As for the performance of the bottles, I have not used them but I have checked them out in stores and in videos and other reviews and pretty much everyone loves them.

    Nalgene bottles/canteen: I have 1 32oz and 2 canteens from Nalgene. They both retain flavors and smells however I just let them soak overnight with water and it basically goes away. That is my only major gripe with Nalgene bottles/canteens. The canteens are pretty light and "squishy" compared to the traditional Nalgene bottle.

    Pura Stainless: This is the bottle of choice for my girlfriend since the Klean Kanteen incident. The Pura bottles are pretty similar to KK however they feel a bit more substantial. Not that KK are flimsy but they just don't have the same feel as Pura bottles. Plus they come with a SS cap, unlike with KK you have to buy it separate for almost $6...... And the final thing that I think sets them apart from KK is that Pura has a limited lifetime warranty.

    Sigg: Don't get me started....Will never touch them. You said enough.


    Anyways, that just my small contribution to this thread.



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  9. Buzzbait

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    eek!!!!! The popularity of this thread had caused my Photobucket account to go over it's maximum allowed bandwidth. I've created a new Photoucket account to handle the water bottle photos. So all pictures should stay working.
     
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    Were these the caps with stainless steel inserts? I've heard of these failures before. Because the stainless steel threads are glued to the plastic cap, the cap is susceptible to stresses causing the cap and steel insert to separate, thus leaving the steel threads stuck in the mouth of the bottle. I assume this is the reason why they now offer only plastic caps on new Classic bottles, and merely offer the stainless steel insert caps as available accessories. I ordered up a couple of these stainless steel insert caps, but never used them. It looked like if I ever suspended the bottle from the loop, the weight of the bottle could easily create enough leverage while bagging around, to cause the pieces to come unglued. Not are great design.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy124/Almost_Green_Guy/Water%20Bottles/KleanKanteenSteelCap.jpg[/img]

    It looks like they smartened up with the new Klean Kanteen Wide caps. They are designed so that the load bearing cap threads are integral to the plastic cap, and the only stainless steel is a small disk inside of the cap. A much better design.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy124/Almost_Green_Guy/Water%20Bottles/KleanKanteenWideMouthSteelCap.jpg[/img]

    I've never heard of these bottles. Thanks for the heads up!!!!!
     
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    To be honest I have no idea what the cause was or what exact cap was being used on her KK bottles. When I get a chance I will ask her. As for the heads up, no problem.



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  12. tmedina

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    Whose website is sporting that offer? Guyot or Nalgene?

    -Trevor

    Edit: That would be Nalgene outdoor products. There goes my budget. Again.
     
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    After my good price on a 18 oz KK for $15.00US, I went back for a 27 oz. They have dropped Klean Kanteen for 'Mountain Supply". This seems to be an exact copy for a metal loop cap, about 6 different colors . They said the caps are the same, but did not have a Sport Caps to test. 27 oz --$19.95, 40 oz---$22.00 on sale. The main thing is, they are saying it is the same Chinese manufactor. They carry quality stuff for hiking, ski, etc. anyone familiar with this line of bottles??
     
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    Never heard of them, and the price doesn't seem like such a great value. I can get a real Klean Kanteen from L.L. Bean for less. I just don't see the value in going with an unknown off-brand unless the savings is far more substantial.
     
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    I used Nalgene bottles for years, especially at work in in the police car. Before finding the mouth inserts I was always dousing myself with water:) I was excited about the Camelbak bottle when they came out. Unfortunately they do not hold up for me. Not only hard to clean but I kept breaking the little flipper thing. Just got a 32 OZ SS water bottle from Dick's that I love. Pics later. Off to the gym.- George
     
  16. J4C3

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    Are the KK ones easy clean?
    thanks
     
  17. carrot

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    Easy clean in what sense? You can boil them to sterilize them, or, like any other bottle put warm water in them and drop a denture cleaner tablet in them.
     
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    I put our Kleen Kanteen bottles in the dishwasher, and hand wash the caps.
     
  19. J4C3

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    Many thanks for your time, such a swift reply
     
  20. J4C3

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    Just ordered a 40oz thanks to you guys,cheers