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Pics of your current EDC water bottle.

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Elg, May 12, 2013.

  1. dmattaponi

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    I don’t know how involved they are, but there are some comparisons involving the Stanley and Yeti bottles (along with some others thrown in the mix) on YouTube. I think they are all pretty decent. The Ozark Trails bottles from Walmart get good reviews and they are a fraction of the cost. I purchased the Yeti after my daughter was given one, and then my wife. I had no interest in the Yeti until I saw how well they worked. I still rely on an old made in the USA Stanley thermos when I want to take coffee, or soup to work or Into the field.


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    I carry a simple blue/black widemouth Nalgene bottle with a Guyot sip insert. Nothing special and no pictures necessary.

    I dont know about water bottles, but I find Yeti tumblers to be overpriced for what you get, personally. They work well, no doubt, but I've seen various tests that show they are practically no better than their less-expensive counterparts. In the few instances where the Yeti did perform better, it was so insignificant that no sane person could say it justifies the 4x cost. Ozark Trail: $9. Yeti: $36. Same performance. But hey, some people have to have that pony on their Ferarri when a Z06 Vette can do the same (or better) for less.

    I have a newer Stanley Classic 16oz Vacuum Travel Press and it's done quite well for keeping my coffee hot, though I don't know exactly how long it'll do so as I finish my coffee well before it has a chance to get cold. For larger volume I've got a 70's vintage 2 Qt. King Seeley Thermos.
     
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  3. dmattaponi

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    I wouldn’t argue...I agree the Yeti is expensive for a Chinese made bottle, but I like it nonetheless. I wasn’t looking for a brand when I purchased my bottle, BUT I like them so much we now have 6 of them

    Edit to add...make that 7. I just ordered an 18oz Rambler. Only $22 :).


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    I got Swell titanium, it was on sale few years ago in local store as they quit selling Swell products altogether.[​IMG]
    After I found that the Swell was good, I bought similar orange "no-name" brand from Amazon. Swell is 0.5L and bigger is 0.75L.

    Orange bottle is my daily driver at work, I refill it several times during the day. Swell is tad too small and a fingerprint magnet. It does fit my car bottle holder and looks nice. It's great size to throw in the bag when ever you want.

    Camelbak thermos is gift from company (logo with my name is on the other side). I don't do hot drinks that much, so the camelbak doesn't see much use either.

    That SIGG bottle is pretty much unused. My mom gave it to me because it leaked in her bag first time she used it and I haven't really tested yet what was the reason. Cap doesn't screw in smoothly, the whole mechanism is hard to use one-handed and when it's open the cap touches forehead between your eyes when you drink. Not the greatest experience, especially when driving. So that will be the bottle I fill for guests when they need one ;)
     
  5. Moshe ben David

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    @KLF: just in case somehow I'm ever your guest...remind me to bring my own bottle! :(

    Am Yisrael Chai!

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  6. KLF

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    That's the point :D
     
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  7. dmattaponi

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    If anyone is thinking about buying one, I received the straw cap for the Yeti. I highly recommend it for easy access on the go. It’s insulated and doesn’t leak. Cost $12.99.


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    I use different bottles for EDC depending on situation. but for work I always use this CamelBak 40 Oz Chute insulated bottle:
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    26oz and 18oz.


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    32oz Nalgene Widemouth - been with me since around ‘98.

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    Many have tried to replace it over the years, none have stuck around very long.


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  12. dmattaponi

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    After watching some reviews and finding a stack of them at Walmart, I couldn’t resist picking up some of the Ozark Trails double walled stainless water bottle (Yeti knock-offs). Since I already have my edc water bottles covered by the Yeti, I opted for some of the larger size bottles for a variety of purposes (64oz and 1 gallon). At less than $15 & $30 dollars, they are a fraction of the price of the comparable Yeti, they seem like awesome bottles. Basically the same thing for SIGNIFICANTLY less money. So far, they seem to work just as well. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.


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