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Chris Lucas
(ChemE) - F

Locale: SC
Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle on 06/23/2010 05:59:44 MDT Print View

I'm curious if any other gram weenies out there have found a lighter water bottle. My Deer Park 1L bottle with the label and safety ring under the cap removed weighs in at 20-21 grams which handily beats my 1L platy bag.

EDIT: Removing the useless flange just under the cap further reduces the weight of the bottle by 0.6 grams. I had no problem grinding it off with the sanding drum for my Dremel tool. This gets the weight down to 20.5 grams as measured on a decigram scale.

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Edited by ChemE on 06/21/2011 10:51:49 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
1l bottle on 06/23/2010 10:40:17 MDT Print View

I can't see the need to get much lighter than a wide-mouthed 1L Aqua Fina (or Mtn. Dew) bottle.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle on 06/23/2010 10:47:26 MDT Print View

YMMV, I used to use cheap and light, semi-rigid supermarket water bottles. Twice, these things would suddenly jump out and escape into the deep ravines below!

For me, I prefer Platy's. They don't try to escape.

Edited by ben2world on 06/23/2010 10:51:28 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle on 06/23/2010 12:06:31 MDT Print View

I just cup my hands and keep my water there, saving the 21 grams of the water bottle. Of course, steep climbs and descents are a bit tricky......

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Lightest on 06/23/2010 12:37:38 MDT Print View

The lightest water containment device would probably be a homemade cuben one. You could tear/cut the nozzle/opening out of a Platypus and bond that into a homemade bonded cuben sack. You could probably do a 1L cuben platypus for around 10g.

The downside is that you'd need to be very careful with not puncturing it.

Edited by dandydan on 06/23/2010 12:38:22 MDT.

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Lightest on 06/23/2010 12:45:15 MDT Print View

I don't know if Cuben would appropriate be for potable use. I think it's high time someone figured out a way to make a Ti foil platy-style bottle that can be used for boiling water in an open fire. It should be ~15g. I may try to make one using food grade silicone adhesive sealant, but welding would be lighter, more durable, and allow for the cooking in a fire. The silicone would definitely suffice for boiling in, but not direct flame.

Mat Tallman
(wehtaM) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: Lightest on 06/23/2010 14:30:46 MDT Print View

I saw something almost identical to what you describe on another board awhile back...I think there was a youtube vid accompanying it.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Lightest wide mouth? on 06/23/2010 15:08:37 MDT Print View

Good tip on the UL recycled bottle.

How about the lightest wide mouth bottle for a Steripen? So far, the Nalgene soft canteen does the trick at 2.3oz each. I haven't weighed a Gatorade bottle yet.

Edited by dwambaugh on 08/03/2010 23:11:05 MDT.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Lightest wide mouth? on 06/23/2010 15:24:23 MDT Print View

Gatoraide bottles are 1.8oz each.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle on 06/23/2010 15:35:08 MDT Print View

Aaron
Maybe the one you had in mind was the steel pot seen here :
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=32398
not that I think it is practical nor that it will last but there it is...
Franco

Chris Lucas
(ChemE) - F

Locale: SC
Re: 1l bottle on 06/23/2010 16:23:25 MDT Print View

I can't see the need to get much lighter than a wide-mouthed 1L Aqua Fina (or Mtn. Dew) bottle.

Man not me, I'll spend 10 minutes shaving a gram off of anything. Eh, to each his own.

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle on 06/23/2010 16:45:09 MDT Print View

I use a 1L Dr. Pepper wide mouth. It comes in at 1.5 oz. I always wonder how durable the lighter aqua fina bottles are.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Lightest wide mouth for Steripen? on 06/23/2010 18:56:23 MDT Print View

Dale, I did beta testing for Steripen's new Opti last year on the JMT. I got approved to use the Ziploc 1 qt twist-n-loc container, weighs 1.8 oz. Worked just great.

Makes a good shake container too as one can easily get their 10" square chaomois inside it to clean it afterwards.

http://www.ziploc.com/Products/Pages/TwistLocContainers.aspx?SizeName=Medium

Mat Tallman
(wehtaM) - F

Locale: Midwest
steripen users on 06/23/2010 18:59:57 MDT Print View

it seems like for the steripen users, having a regular bottle with the top cut off would be the lightest option for treating the water. Then just pour into whatever you drink from. With the top rim and cap, most of those bottles are less than an ounce...and the top/cap are the heaviest parts. Seems like you could manage a receptacle to treat in for around a half ounce or so. Only drawback would be the room it takes up.

Food for thought at least?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: steripen users on 06/23/2010 21:12:00 MDT Print View

This is exactly what I do. Took a 2L platy, cut it off a bit above the 1L line, and use that as my treatment container. Weighs nothing, takes up very little space.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Re: steripen users on 06/23/2010 21:53:31 MDT Print View

"This is exactly what I do. Took a 2L platy, cut it off a bit above the 1L line, and use that as my treatment container. Weighs nothing, takes up very little space."

+1
2L platy cut over the 1L line, and a small square of bandana to prefilter water into my bottle of choice. Bandana goes inside platy bottom and flatened platy bottom is wrapped around the steripen and held in place with a rubber band. Provides a small amount of protection to the steripen with minimal added bulk.

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
Steripen Bottle... on 06/23/2010 22:05:24 MDT Print View

>> Took a 2L platy, cut it off a bit above the 1L line <<

++1

This is what I use as well. If you go this route, try to find one of the "blue" colored bags. I'm not sure why but the Steripen really lights up in the blue bag and is far easier to see.

rhonda rouyer
(rrouyer) - F

Locale: deep south
steri pen and bottles on 06/23/2010 22:15:06 MDT Print View

This last hike I used a 1 quart gatorade bottle and a 1 quart wide mouth collasible nalgene. Very light weight. I treated the water in the nalgene and the transferred it to the gatorade bottle. Then if I needed to carry extra water I treated the full nalgene. Worked well.Doesn't make sense to me to cut a bottle just for purifying. Kind of seems like wasted weight when one can use the light collaspible bottle.

Edited by rrouyer on 06/23/2010 22:16:39 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Mylar chip bag plus platypus nozzle on 06/23/2010 22:25:06 MDT Print View

Instead of cuben, try a mylar potato chip bag with the platypus nozzle glued in. That would be a neat project.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: steri pen and bottles on 06/23/2010 22:31:30 MDT Print View

I used to use a widemouth nalgene as my sterilizing container, but it never really worked well for me -- sometimes hard to fill in shallow streams, my fat fingers never fit comfortably with the steripen into the opening, could never really get a good stir.

with the open top half platy, stirring is easy and I can fill it in the shallowest of streams. The negligible extra weight is far outweighed by the convenience and ease of use for me!