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What do you use for a water bottle?

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Created June 16, 2011 at 7:45 AM

What do you use for a water bottle?

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on July 22, 2012
at 07:58 PM

Do you get a metallic taste from it? I've never a big fan of stainless or aluminum bottles as they always seem to leave a taste in the water.

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(20378)

on June 01, 2012
at 04:41 AM

http://www.kleankanteen.com/products/special/reflect.php

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 01, 2012
at 04:41 AM

http://www.kleankanteen.com/products/accessories/klean-kanteen-caps-classic.php

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on June 01, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Arrg - I wish somebody made a steel bottle with a steel straw or a steel bottle with no plastic parts (like a cap)!!!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on June 01, 2012
at 12:15 AM

Lunabelle the embarrassing slurpy sound of Kleen Kanteen caused me to remove the cap each time to drink! LOL!

C23ec4b85f3cbeb9ddf6bf78317d56e3

(300)

on June 18, 2011
at 07:30 AM

same here, but no one looks hot sipping a straw. :P

D064af8cab4e04cb5e1dea7b990f3948

(134)

on June 17, 2011
at 01:53 PM

Camelbak Podiums are hands-down the best bike bottles on the market at the moment. Have a handful of these, and they go to yoga with me pretty regularly too.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:02 AM

I use the screw cap on the Klean Kanteen.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on June 17, 2011
at 02:31 AM

I got it about a year ago when they just had the small. The new 24(?) oz is too small too. I hope they come out with a liter bottle.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Right?? Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the niptop. It's good if you can't be bothered to screw on/off i guess, but I don't find that so terrible. My li'l KK is a screw cap. I keep a cut-down straw inside so I can sip like a lady.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

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on June 16, 2011
at 11:42 PM

What I hated about my Kleen Kanteen when I had the "nipple" top is how damn LOUD that thing was to drink from. No stealth drinking with that thing! It's like a freaking cartoon slurp-gurgle noise!

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on June 16, 2011
at 09:59 PM

Ahh... it removes chlorine/chlorimines, but does not remove fluoride as fluoride won't bind to activated charcoal.

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(250)

on June 16, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I have one of the Camelback nipple-straws at home because I felt weird sucking on an adult sippy-cup at the office. It's great for workouts, though. Now at the office I just have a standard BPA-free Nalgene, and often manage to spill all over myself more times than I care to admit.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

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on June 16, 2011
at 07:03 PM

It's some sort of promotional thing for a bottled water company so it came with water already in it, which weirds me out a bit, not to mention it says "Ice Age" down the side. A friend of mine sort of sprang it on me because my stupid Earthlust kept popping open and getting me wet, so I feel like I didn't have *enough* choice in the matter. But despite all that, it's a great size, it has the right amount of threads so that the top stays securely on, it fits into my cup holder in my car, and it keeps me consistently hydrated. :)

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:34 PM

flouride and chlorimines? are you sure? the reviews i read said it only improves the taste of tap, but that's not the same thing as filtering out the nasties I assume

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:30 PM

haa! you have to BITE IT before you suck!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:17 PM

What's almost but not quite perfect about your current water bottle?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 16, 2011
at 03:53 PM

That nipple straw thing confuses me! I know it doesn't link, but my mouth does not want to do that much work just to get a drink.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 16, 2011
at 03:52 PM

I have a stainless steel bottle from target with a cap that you can drink through, it would also fit a straw if I were a straw person.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Ditto. They come in different sizes.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:24 PM

I currently use a Kleen Kanteen. However I am thinking of getting a larger one or posssibly a diffrent brand or style.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on June 16, 2011
at 01:48 PM

I feel your pain. +1

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

(1520)

on June 16, 2011
at 01:04 PM

And what water do you put inside?

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

(1520)

on June 16, 2011
at 01:03 PM

And what water do you put in it?

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

(3325)

on June 16, 2011
at 08:50 AM

Sometimes I think I'd like to get one of those leather bladder style canteens that have the shoulder strap. I'd totally use something like that.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on June 16, 2011
at 08:02 AM

Life factory? I have one too, it's great but too small for me.

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9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

on June 16, 2011
at 08:47 AM

I use a stainless steel canteen and it goes with me everywhere. I'm seriously never without it. I've been though a few of them over the years and I've liked some more than others.

The Kleen Kanteen that I had was my least favorite because I never liked the size of the mouth piece; it was too big to get my mouth around, and too small to sip from so I'd inevitably drip water all down my front every time I tried to drink.

The Sigg (not stainless, but coated aluminum) was just too questionable with it's secret recipe inner coating that erodes and probably poisons the water.

I liked my Earthlust, but the cap doesn't have enough threading and it pops off by itself all the time.

The one I use now is from Ice Age and it's almost perfect.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

(3325)

on June 16, 2011
at 08:50 AM

Sometimes I think I'd like to get one of those leather bladder style canteens that have the shoulder strap. I'd totally use something like that.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

(3325)

on June 16, 2011
at 07:03 PM

It's some sort of promotional thing for a bottled water company so it came with water already in it, which weirds me out a bit, not to mention it says "Ice Age" down the side. A friend of mine sort of sprang it on me because my stupid Earthlust kept popping open and getting me wet, so I feel like I didn't have *enough* choice in the matter. But despite all that, it's a great size, it has the right amount of threads so that the top stays securely on, it fits into my cup holder in my car, and it keeps me consistently hydrated. :)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:17 PM

What's almost but not quite perfect about your current water bottle?

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on July 22, 2012
at 07:58 PM

Do you get a metallic taste from it? I've never a big fan of stainless or aluminum bottles as they always seem to leave a taste in the water.

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C23ec4b85f3cbeb9ddf6bf78317d56e3

on June 16, 2011
at 11:31 AM

stainless steel bottle with an annoying cap...

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on June 16, 2011
at 01:48 PM

I feel your pain. +1

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 16, 2011
at 03:52 PM

I have a stainless steel bottle from target with a cap that you can drink through, it would also fit a straw if I were a straw person.

C23ec4b85f3cbeb9ddf6bf78317d56e3

(300)

on June 18, 2011
at 07:30 AM

same here, but no one looks hot sipping a straw. :P

5
9f933fedd259b97a5369c3ee5dae3151

on June 16, 2011
at 11:16 AM

I use a Bubbie's sauerkraut jar. Sans sauerkraut, of course.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:38 AM

I also use camelback with the silicone nipple straw thingy. At home I drink out of old mason jars.

0a46a71bd3dca60276717f099b350132

(250)

on June 16, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I have one of the Camelback nipple-straws at home because I felt weird sucking on an adult sippy-cup at the office. It's great for workouts, though. Now at the office I just have a standard BPA-free Nalgene, and often manage to spill all over myself more times than I care to admit.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 16, 2011
at 03:53 PM

That nipple straw thing confuses me! I know it doesn't link, but my mouth does not want to do that much work just to get a drink.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:30 PM

haa! you have to BITE IT before you suck!

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:29 PM

I have a little stainless Kleen Kanteen, a big Sigg, and a medium stainless with what might be called a nipple (?) - it's the pop-up sippy thing. I always keep a straw inside the first two, because I like using straws, and I also like not dumping water all over my facechinneckchest, which is what seems to always happen when I try to drink out of them with my mouth.... yes, I'm special. The small opening of the Sigg is pretty manageable even without a straw though, as compared to the wider ones of KK or god forbid, my old nalgene - what a mess.

What I'm trying to say is I like straws. No wait, what I'm trying to say is they all work, for different reasons. Except the ones that leach. Those are bad.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Right?? Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the niptop. It's good if you can't be bothered to screw on/off i guess, but I don't find that so terrible. My li'l KK is a screw cap. I keep a cut-down straw inside so I can sip like a lady.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:02 AM

I use the screw cap on the Klean Kanteen.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

(3325)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:42 PM

What I hated about my Kleen Kanteen when I had the "nipple" top is how damn LOUD that thing was to drink from. No stealth drinking with that thing! It's like a freaking cartoon slurp-gurgle noise!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on June 01, 2012
at 12:15 AM

Lunabelle the embarrassing slurpy sound of Kleen Kanteen caused me to remove the cap each time to drink! LOL!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 16, 2011
at 06:31 PM

I use a glass bottle that formerly had milk or juice in it. Glass-Healthy-CHEAP!

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Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on June 16, 2011
at 08:37 AM

I used to use big Braggs ACV glass bottles at home. Now I use exclusively Camelback Podium bottles. No worry of breakage, no spills, no lid/top to fiddle with, easy to grab and go being that they fit in standard cup holders. They are the bomb :)

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65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on June 16, 2011
at 08:06 AM

I have a 1 liter yellow "life is good" bpa-free nalgene bottle. I drink so much water that a running joke between some friends is "where's my water?" my water bottle is like my child. I'm surprised no one's stole it as a joke.

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49bcdb3f7afdcd44c67c0ec0426b4af0

(20)

on June 16, 2011
at 07:55 AM

I use a glass water bottle that has a silicone sleeve. It's awesome

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on June 16, 2011
at 08:02 AM

Life factory? I have one too, it's great but too small for me.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on June 17, 2011
at 02:31 AM

I got it about a year ago when they just had the small. The new 24(?) oz is too small too. I hope they come out with a liter bottle.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Ditto. They come in different sizes.

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194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on June 01, 2012
at 08:12 AM

A Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar "With The Mother" 1 Qt. glass bottle. It had an inch of ACV in it when I filled it with water.

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5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on June 01, 2012
at 07:03 AM

Contigo water bottle. Cheap on amazon.

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76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

on June 01, 2012
at 04:52 AM

I use what a lot of body builders were using in the day< I think they called them "grails".

http://www.fashion-victims.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/pimp-cup-0.gif

Truth.

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D064af8cab4e04cb5e1dea7b990f3948

(134)

on June 17, 2011
at 01:52 PM

I used the Camelbak Better Bottle, which is lexan (same thing as Nalgene bottles), so completely BPA free, and it doesn't hold the smell of anything else you might put in it (lime, lemon, fruit juice, etc.)

http://camelbak.com/Sports-Recreation/Bottles/Better-Bottle-75L.aspx

They're 14$ at REI, EMS, Dick's, etc.

Stainless is a better option as there is some evidence that lexan isn't perfect (I know, I know... a plastic based product that's not perfect? Whoda thunk?). Stainless is completely inert. Camelbak makes the Better Bottle in stainless as well, completely with bitey-straw-valve thingy.

http://camelbak.com/Sports-Recreation/Bottles/Better-Bottle-Stainless-Insulated-5L.aspx

$30, but may be worth the extra cash. I like these a lot. Have about 20 other Nalgene bottles floating around, and still use those regularly too.

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Fe33d1321dad116f6fedd60266d0498b

on June 17, 2011
at 03:50 AM

I start out my day with a big mason/canning jar- usually with tea in it, then refill with water from the fountain at work. It's a bit awkward for me, though, when I'm not in the office, so I've got a couple stainless steel ones and a camelback with the bite-valve straw (because I'm a klutz). I also just got a 2L camelback back-pack thing for hiking- i'm looking forward to actually getting to use it this summer!

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03fa485bfd54734522755f47a5e6597e

(3944)

on June 16, 2011
at 10:07 PM

Around the house or driving, I use a quart canning jar. They're not unbreakable, but they're pretty tough. Maybe a little heavy for biking or hiking, though.

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Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

on June 16, 2011
at 09:20 PM

Plain old classic Nalgene 1L bottles. Not the best, but the easienst nad it kinda feels weird drinking out of anything else since I've used these for so long. I upgraded to the BPA free models a couple years ago, might be time for some new ones.

On the bike, Camelbak Podium bottles are the vessel of choice. Mainly due to the valve, rather than bottle composition. Filled with plain water or occasionally Nuun tablets for hotter days/longer rides.

D064af8cab4e04cb5e1dea7b990f3948

(134)

on June 17, 2011
at 01:53 PM

Camelbak Podiums are hands-down the best bike bottles on the market at the moment. Have a handful of these, and they go to yoga with me pretty regularly too.

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on June 16, 2011
at 04:12 PM

1 liter stainless steel that I use all day. smaller stainless steel bottle for 1 to 3 coco water/regular water plus sea salt for post strenuous wods. 1.5 liter bottle I use for long road trips.

supposedly "BPA free" plastic bottle for the road bike. steel just doesn't work on bikes.

and straight up toxic plastic camelbaks for my backcountry bags. no better options there unfortunately.

and at home I use a heavy glass 1 liter bottle that used to have organic cream in it.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:55 AM

I drive to different sites throughout the day, some may not have filtered water, so I use a Camelback Groove filtered waterbottle - it has a built in Charcoal Filter to keep the fluoride, chlorimines, associated other nasties away.

no commercial affiliation, here's the link tho...

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on June 16, 2011
at 09:59 PM

Ahh... it removes chlorine/chlorimines, but does not remove fluoride as fluoride won't bind to activated charcoal.

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on June 16, 2011
at 04:34 PM

flouride and chlorimines? are you sure? the reviews i read said it only improves the taste of tap, but that's not the same thing as filtering out the nasties I assume

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7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:45 AM

I like bottles with straws built into the lid, and I have two bottles like that. One is polypropylene from Rubbermaid. The other is no-name brand, BPA-free, hard plastic.

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(6235)

on June 16, 2011
at 11:18 AM

I like the camelback bottles with the nipple because I can't spill them. I am mostly in front of electronics all day so that is a wonderful feature for someone who is as klutzy as I am.

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8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

on June 16, 2011
at 10:57 AM

I have a Sigg which is pretty, but it's too big to fit in the carry pouch on my bag and it doesn't have any way to clip it to anything. So I now have a Nathan BPA free one with a rubber straw top which I quite like.

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on June 16, 2011
at 09:42 AM

I use a 1L glass bottle similar to this one:

http://www.ikea.com/at/de/catalog/products/50108908

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34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on June 16, 2011
at 09:29 AM

Most days I use a stainless steel bottle when I'm hiking I use Platypus bladders to refill my nalgene bottle.

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on June 16, 2011
at 08:35 AM

Im deployed so there's water everywhere! I cant ever stop drinking it! Ive only been up 4 hours and I had 6 cups of water already going on 8.

When I'm at home I use a Nalgene bottle. It's easier to keep track of my water intake like that :)

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at 04:43 AM

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