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The HydraPak Flux 1L – A Smartwater Bottle Replacement?


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    Craig B
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    @kurogane

    Over time they leach more and more toxic chemicals into one’s water. Maybe Craig B ought to rethink his virtue signalling statements.

    Actually, this is a very good point!  But it will also be true for the reviewed bottle, and all other plastic water containers.  I read a statistic that the average American consumes 5 grams of plastic a week, which is like a credit card.  We’re all pretty inundated with plastic, and it’s hard to get around that.  The ‘virtue’ I would suggest we all aspire to would be to not increase the demand for plastic by consuming new things and throwing out old things.  Of course I’m as guilty of this as anyone, especially since I make a bunch of my own gear which generally is not super efficient in terms of amount of material used.  It’s a hard problem to solve.  We’ve painted ourselves into the proverbial corner as a species…..

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    Andrew St. Pierre
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    @astpierre

    Locale: Southwest Montana

    I really like HydraPack products and use the Hydration Reservoirs in my “day pack” and Soft Flasks in my running vest.  I like using a SteriPen for water treatment and so I sent HydraPack a question about using UV treatment in there bottle’s especially this new Flux.

    This was the reply and thought it relevant to share.

    “Thank you for contacting Hydrapak customer service.  We actually don’t recommend the steripen for any of our products.  SteriPens utilize UV rays and UV rays can damage the TPU film that our products are made from.”

    Just thought I would pass this along.  Guess I will be using Ryan J’s Old Platy dipper method and my soft Platy’s for a bit longer.

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