Insulated Smartwater Bottles
Jun 1, 2021 at 10:28 am #3716532
Insulated my 1.5L Smart Water bottles with re/up-cycled Reflectix from my sister’s pandemic dinner deliveries. As a bonus the bottles now slip into and out of the pockets much more easily, especially one-handed.Jun 1, 2021 at 10:37 am #3716534Mike BBPL Member
Nice, I did something similar for Nalgenes for when I winter camp and for my titanium mug for all the time. Coffee got cold way to fast without it.Jun 18, 2021 at 10:56 am #3719130Brad WBPL Member
I was considering spraying the bottles with a white plastic paint used to paint RC car/truck bodies. The direct sunlight heats my bottles on my shoulder strap up pretty quickly. May run some temp tests see if it helps. Would be negligible weight if it works.Jun 18, 2021 at 12:11 pm #3719137
That makes a lot of sense because the insulation is too bulky for normal shoulder pockets. I ordered pockets for a Nalgene sized bottle but use the smartwater bottles, which leaves enough room for the Reflectix.
Brad, would you mind posting a photo or sending the brand name and paint #? I’ve tried a few paints from the hardware store that said they were plastic compatible but aren’t worth a darn.Jun 18, 2021 at 12:16 pm #3719139Brad WBPL Member
TAMIYA 86001 Paint Spray. Can be found for $5-6 at local hobby shops that sell model planes, cars, etc. I used to paint remote control truck bodies and used this paint. I am not sure the longevity/scratch resistance as the bodies are painted on the inside. The paint however does stick very well to plastic and keeps when plastic is bent. I will give it a go and report back.Jun 18, 2021 at 12:31 pm #3719140Erik GBPL Member
@fox212Locale: Central Coast
Which water bottle pockets are those? I really want to try carrying water directly on my hip beltJun 18, 2021 at 2:15 pm #3719173
Erik, the pockets were an option when I ordered my Bears Ears 50 pack from Nunatak, and they come in two sizes, one for Nalgene diameter and the other for Smartwater bottle diameter. They are detachable from my hip belt and they might be available to purchase separate from the pack.
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