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Nalgene 1.5 Liter Wide Mouth Flexible Cantene (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Virtual Pack: Nalgene 1.5 Liter Flexible Cantene. Keep water from freezing, easily accessible, and store over 1.5 liters - ideal for winter use and Bob.

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by Ken Knight | 2008-01-26 16:51:00-07

This product feature was published in conjunction with the Virtual Pack Project from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008. Click here for more information about the ORWM 2008 Virtual Pack Project.

Nalgene 1.5 Liter Flexible Cantene (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008) - 1
The Nalgene Cantene (1.5 liter capacity).

Bob will be hiking in below freezing conditions. His water could easily freeze. This is a key reason why we decided to give him a 1.5 liter Nalgene Wide Mouth Flexible Cantene. Even if he forgets to store his water in a warmer place overnight and a thick sheet of ice forms it is very unlikely that it will block the mouth of the bladder. At worst he'll have a far easier time un-clogging the Cantene through the wide mouth than he would with a typical narrow mouth water container. This size Cantene should also permit long distance travel without requiring time consuming stops to melt snow for additional water.

  • Price: $8.89
  • Available: now
  • Weight: 2.25 ounces

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"Nalgene 1.5 Liter Wide Mouth Flexible Cantene (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)," by Ken Knight. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/nalgene_flexible_63_ounce_canteen_orwm08.html, 2008-01-26 16:51:00-07.

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Richard Sullivan
(richard.s) - MLife

Locale: Supernatural BC
Marmot Helium vs. Montbell #1 on 01/28/2008 15:23:59 MST Print View

Wouldn't the Marmot Helium be a better choice at 7 oz less? Or the Helium EQ and save the weight of a bivy sack?

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Re: Marmot Helium vs. Montbell #1 on 01/28/2008 18:25:16 MST Print View

Hi Richard-

The Marmot Helium or Helium EQ certainly would have made a fine choice for Bob's trip. As we plan for Bob to have a 4-season tent, the EQ version shouldn't be needed. As for the standard helium, Marmot apparently didn't have one on display at their booth for photos, so it didn't fit our only-gear-found-at-OR criteria.

Cheers,

-Mike

Jeffrey Dunning
(boredomhero) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Cost revisited on 01/28/2008 21:00:30 MST Print View

OK, I'll bite. Even though I'm a summer camper I can manage to use my existing clothing and go for a winter camp trip with Bob. New sleeping bag, Pack, Probe,(I'll borrow a PIEPS from a friend!), plus that cool hat. The cost should be under $750..lets go!

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
(Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008) OR Cascadia Gaiter on 01/29/2008 10:59:18 MST Print View

My wife and I have these and am very happy with them. They offer a lot of performance for their weight in full-on winter conditions with an abundance of snow!

bill keiser
(sharpstick) - F
Whiz Freedom = Whiz Easy on 02/01/2008 06:10:03 MST Print View

It looks like it is available now. They say they will ship from the UK, but it is pricy.
available from canada: $20 + $5
http://whizeasy.com/online_shop.php

I'm going to show this to my wife. She's tried some similar products, but had a backup problem because of the small spout.

Bill Keiser

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Re: Virtual Pack Complete on 02/03/2008 05:24:55 MST Print View

Hi All-

I just wanted to send out a quick note to let everyone know that the Virtual Pack is now complete.

Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions as we built Bob's kit.

Cheers,

-Mike