Mar 3, 2010 at 9:39 pm #1256037
@darwin310Locale: Great Lakes Area
I need an actual 1 liter wide mouth water bottle with a lid. The 1 liter wide mouth Nalgene is great, EXCEPT for the weight. Do you know of another option, which still is actually 1 liter (not more or less) and has a wide mouth (I need the wide mouth for stirring my SteriPen)? I also hope that the container will have the 100 mL increments on the side of it (like the Nalgene), but I guess I could somehow mark it myself if it doesn't have them.Mar 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm #1581498
Travis LeannaBPL Member
Nalgene has the 1L collapsable bottle. It has a wide mouth and weighs less than the hard bottle.Mar 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm #1581506
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Target has Embark brand water bottles, 1 liter BPA free Tritan copolyester, wide mouth like a Nalgene, but non-compatible threads [darn!] 4.9oz, $1.24 each.
Ditto on the wide mouth soft Nalgenes. Great if your pack pockets meld with them.
Nalgene makes a white polyethylene bottle that is the same dimensions as the clear ones so you an use someof the acessories too. 3.5oz and $8.50 at REI. It is my choice for use with the Steripen. I added a compass top to one as my backup. http://www.rei.com/product/402049Mar 3, 2010 at 11:07 pm #1581523
Tad EnglundBPL Member
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Check out this thread and my response:
Gatorade Bottle SteriPen AdapterMar 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm #1581934
BRIAN BOLINBPL Member
@obozLocale: OVER YONDER'
I agree with Travis.
I bought 2 of these myself and I weighed them at 2.4oz! You can't go wrong with that weight.
Here is a pic:
Here's a link to BPLs store for them:Mar 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm #1585746
Interesting that the material makes a big difference in the weight — you decide if any of these weights are acceptable for your pack.
Nalgene semi-rigid container, High-density Polyethylene, 3.5 oz
Nalgene hard container, Tritan copolyester, 6.2 oz
Nalgene collapsable, Polyethylene, 2.0 oz
Compare that with the Platypus collapsable container at .8 oz.!!
Personally I find the Platy works great for all conditions.Mar 12, 2010 at 2:31 pm #1585781
Cayenne RedmonkBPL Member
@redmonkLocale: Greater California Ecosystem
The Journey comes with the tapered tip that fits platy bottles and similarly sized soda/water bottle openings. It might make more sense than using heavier wide mouthed bottles, if you aren't able to use a cooking container to treat the water.
For example, the platypus weighs 0.8oz, while the 1L nalgene collapsable canteen weighs in at 2.1. That is a difference of 1.3oz.
The Sterpien Adventurer weighs 3.6oz, while the Journey 4.5 oz, a difference of 0.9oz.
By choosing the heavier Journey, and the lighter bottle, you save 0.4oz.
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