Evernew America Water Bottles and Hydration Bladders

Evernew enters the water bottle and hydration bladder market with a big splash.

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by Ken Knight | 2007-01-27 22:55:00-07

The Platypus water bottles and hydration bladders have long stood the test of time for flexible plastic water bottles and hydration bladders. Other companies have introduced competing products, many of which offer worthwhile features in their own right, but the Cascade Designs Platypus remains a favorite among ultralight backpackers. The market is changing now with the release of water bottles and hydration bladders from Evernew America (the American division of Evernew who are best known for their titanium pots).

The new water bladders from Evernew range in volume from 0.6 liters to 2.0 liters. They tip the scales from 26 to 42 grams. They sport integrated caps with anti-bacterial threading.

Of particular interest is the hydration bladder with its internal hose. With the Evernew water bladder you fill the bladder and then insert the hose down to the bottom of the bladder before sealing the cap. This allows you to insert the bladder into a hydration pocket right side up and alleviates worry about leaks from the cap.

Specifications of Evernew Water Carriers
Capacity
(milliliters)
Dimensions
(Height x Width in cm)
Weight
(grams)
60024 x 1526
90028 x 1529
150033 x 1736
200033 x 2142

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"Evernew America Water Bottles and Hydration Bladders," by Ken Knight. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/02739.html, 2007-01-27 22:55:00-07.

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Kenneth Knight
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Locale: SE Michigan
Evernew America Water Bottles and Hydration Bladders on 01/27/2007 23:57:55 MST Print View

Evernew America Water Bottles and Hydration Bladders

Matthew LaPatka
(gungadin) - M

Locale: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: Evernew America Water Bottles and Hydration Bladders on 01/28/2007 00:21:03 MST Print View

Wow, sounds like some good stuff! Any news about how much the hydration bladders will weigh?

Stephen Boyd
(sim)

Locale: Minnesowtah
Ask and ye shal receive... on 01/28/2007 04:59:31 MST Print View

Matthew.....from the article....

Specifications of Evernew Water Carriers Capacity
(milliliters) Dimensions
(Height x Width in cm) Weight
(grams)
600 24 x 15 26
900 28 x 15 29
1500 33 x 17 36
2000 33 x 21 42

Steve

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
Already have one.re:Evernew America Water Bottles on 01/28/2007 10:17:19 MST Print View

I bought mine in Japan about 9 months ago and used it heavily. I prefer it to my Platypus because of the attached (but removable) cap. My Platypi have had two different failures(weld leak and cap leak), but my Evernew has never leaked. I recommned Evernew over Platypus.

evernew 900

Arapiles .
(Arapiles) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: Already have one.re:Evernew America Water Bottles on 01/28/2007 11:47:34 MST Print View

I bought a couple of of these because of the integrated cap and because they stand up when full.

Edited by Arapiles on 04/23/2007 16:08:06 MDT.

Matthew LaPatka
(gungadin) - M

Locale: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: Ask and ye shal receive... on 01/28/2007 12:26:14 MST Print View

Stephen,
I read the article but it doesn't say if the weight listed is the weight for the actual bladder (water carrier) or if it includes the weight for the tube and bite valve. That is what I was asking for.

Edited by gungadin on 01/28/2007 12:28:22 MST.

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
Straw trick nothing new... on 01/29/2007 07:45:53 MST Print View

I have a very, very old platty (~12 years). The old style hydration tub assemblies were such that you could shove a small piece of tub into the backside and use it as a straw when the bottle is upright. However, in recent year's platty has changed their attachment assembly such that you can no longer (easily) do this.

I've told several folks about this years ago, as such several now use their 1L platty as upright bladders.

Damn! This whole post sounds a bit arrogant. Must be from reading too many RJ's NFT postings.

Kathy Bartosh
(sumo) - F

Locale: Southern Quebec
Re: Already have one.re:Evernew America Water Bottles on 01/29/2007 10:21:34 MST Print View

Hi.

I am thinking of getting a system like this. Not sure what brand yet.

The one caveat? I use it primarily for X-country skiing. And I have been hearing some skiers says that even with the hose insulation they have had problems with freezing in the tube.

Any comments/ideas?

KB

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
Re: Re: Already have one.re:Evernew America Water Bottles on 01/29/2007 10:46:29 MST Print View

Blow air back into the hose after you finish drinking.

I also try to point my mouthpiece up (tuck it under sternum strap, etc.) in the winter so water doesn't collect in it and freeze.

Sebastian Ventris
(sabme) - F - M

Locale: SW UK
blank on 01/29/2007 12:57:19 MST Print View

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Edited by sabme on 01/29/2007 13:02:42 MST.

Sebastian Ventris
(sabme) - F - M

Locale: SW UK
Durability / Flexibility ? on 01/29/2007 12:58:38 MST Print View

Are these made of stiff laminated plastic similar to Platy's?

I'm fed up with my Platy's cracking & failing just because they get folded over when stuffed.

I wish someone would make a decent, light, flexible, durable reservoir. Use material like Camelbak's reservoirs or Ortlieb's document bags but without those huge plastic caps.

Is that really too much to ask?

Tried Source's effort but still too stiff and failed on a seam.

Michael Church
(machurch) - F - M
re: stiffness on 02/02/2007 08:20:43 MST Print View

I think the MSR Drom Lite bags are the solution for the stiff/brittle issue. They may not be the lightest on the market, but they are light, flexible and last a long time (I've used mine for three years now and its as good as new). They do have a fairly large cap, but this makes it very easy to fill the bag. As with all things, conmpromises must be made to achieve a functional piece of gear.

Peter Gurin
(intheswim) - F
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