Dec 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm #1253556
On the belt, shoulder strap or side…anyone add a water bottle holder to their Wisp or other similar pack?
Looking for various ideas. The easier, the better.
Thanks.Dec 27, 2009 at 10:21 pm #1557499
How about threading two lengths of shockcords — secured by a cord lock each — like this ULA bottle holder?Dec 28, 2009 at 10:49 am #1557573
Thanks, Benjamin. That is about as simple as it gets. Have you, or anyone else, tried this? I'm wondering how stable this set-up would be.Dec 28, 2009 at 11:02 am #1557579
@jdw01776Locale: Southeast Texas
I've used the shock-cord/cord-locks method — My experience was that it worked best on bottles that have indents that the cord can grip, like the old style Propel bottles. I did have a bottle slip out a few times, when I wasn't careful to tighten both cords.
I've since switched to a Simblissity BotSpot…Dec 28, 2009 at 11:08 am #1557580
@jdeyoung81Locale: New England
I have used the above method (my ULA Circuit came like that). It is really as simple as it gets. I had my water bottle attached for nearly 50 miles like that with no issues. this saves having to reach around into a side pocket to grab your water. so easy to drink and keep going while not having the added weight of a camelback like system.Dec 28, 2009 at 11:15 am #1557581
What the two gentlemen said above. Also, a tall/slim 16-20oz bottle works better than a short/squat one.Dec 28, 2009 at 11:32 am #1557583
I use a Klean Kanteen. I think the lip near its mouth would prevent the bottle from sliding out w/ Ula's Holster. On the other hand, the Simblissity does look like a more secure system…although more complicated too (want to make my own).Dec 28, 2009 at 11:42 am #1557585
Tom CaldwellBPL Member
Just for other ideas:
Alpinlite has a simple bottle holster that mounts on the side of packs.
Mountain Laurel has a shoulder strap bottle pocket.Dec 28, 2009 at 11:52 am #1557591
John S.BPL Member
@jshannDec 28, 2009 at 4:48 pm #1557664
Keep them coming, please.Dec 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm #1557716
How many solutions to you need? Decide and make one already! (j/k)Dec 29, 2009 at 8:35 am #1557773
After a year of thinking about this, I see no sense in rushing things now. ;-)Jan 2, 2010 at 7:29 pm #1558937
what about using the shockcord method described above, and using a bendy straw so that you never even have to remove the bottles. That's actually a great idea… think I'll give it a shot.Jan 3, 2010 at 8:40 am #1559035
I finally got around to trying a couple things: mounting on the shoulder strap (various spots up & down the strap) and on the waist belt. I didn't care for either location so I'm thinking I'll just sew some simple pouches to each side of the pack…perhaps out of a 4-way stretch material.
I'm also intrigued by experimenting with an attached bag that rests against the upper abdomen like the one near the bottom of the following page: http://translate.google.se/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.andersj.se&sl=sv&tl=en&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8
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