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Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Nalgene on 12/04/2012 22:59:40 MST Print View

Nalgenes are useful in the winter, thus the reason I've bought a couple of them in the last month. However, for most three-season hiking, recycled plastic water bottles or the Platypus or Evernew collapsible bottles are far better for both weight and packed volume. The collapsible ones take a little getting used to, and the recycled ones take a little more care in cleaning (if that's your inclination, at least). But the weight savings over the standard Nalgene add up quickly.

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Re: Nalgene on 12/05/2012 06:54:40 MST Print View

1L gatorade and powerade bottles still have a fairly wide mouth, pretty sturdy and are 2oz lighter than the normal 'white' nalgene i weighed. for 3g you can carry an extra cap

if you look at how much it would cost to save 4oz somewhere else in your gear you'd be shocked.. could be hundreds of dollars in a tarp or tent system.

little stuff adds up.