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Old 01-08-2009, 09:31 PM
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For those of who follow the plastic water bottle scene...

New Nalgene Stainless Steel Water Bottles

There have been debates for years about the effects of plastic on the water we drink, focused around Nalgene bottles because they have been such a big hit for portable drinking water. First there was HDPE, then Lexan was the cool thing, but then it was found that Lexan has stuff that leaches into the water that's not good for you, and HDPE generally leaves an aftertaste behind, so you can imagine THAT'S probably not good for you, but now they have BPA-free plastic, but the whole plastic thing has a lot of people disenchanted with the stuff. There always seems to be a reason to not use it, so then along comes companies like Sigg that have extruded aluminum bottles, coated with a ceramic lining that supposedly doesn't come off (even working in the industry for two years, I'm somewhat doubtful of that claim), plus Sigg bottles dent easily, so stainless steel has been up-and-coming. Companies like Klean Kanteen have a pretty good product, but it really bugs me because, for example, their lid design uses up a lot of volume, so it's essentially wasted, plus it's noisy to screw on. Also, the loop on the top isn't big enough to comfortably put your finger through to carry it along with a bunch of other stuff in your hands, and since I usually have two quarts I take to work everyday I need to loop my fingers through to carry my bottles plus all my other junk.

So I waited, and Nalgene appears to have finally done it. Plastic threads on the cap for quiet and non-volume-wasting tightening, and a cord that you can comfortably sling around your finger to carry. And I'm hoping that the stainless steel will prove to be more durable than my two Sigg bottles...
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:31 AM
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Nalgene SS bottles? I'm going to have to check into them. I haven't made the switch to the Siggs because of the Aluminum. Good info.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:42 AM
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I just make sure the water is fresh in my Nalgenes... ???
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I personally like the Stainless Steel bottles from Nathan Human Propulsion Laboratories. They have a built in flip-up straw and built in quick-clip/caribiner. They are only 700ml but still nice.

http://www.nathansports.com/our_prod..._bladders.html

http://www.nathansports.com/shared_g...ottle_FAQs.pdf

Overall pretty nice and you don't have to worry about dumping water down your face on a trail or in the car.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:46 AM
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And here I thought this thread was about this guy



I like the stainless steel bottles, but I hate the fact that we've given the bottle makers an excuse to sell and market $25 water bottles.
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I personally like the Stainless Steel bottles from Nathan Human Propulsion Laboratories. They have a built in flip-up straw and built in quick-clip/caribiner. They are only 700ml but still nice.

http://www.nathansports.com/our_prod..._bladders.html

http://www.nathansports.com/shared_g...ottle_FAQs.pdf

Overall pretty nice and you don't have to worry about dumping water down your face on a trail or in the car.
I got my wife and sister-in-law each one for X-mas - they love them!
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I like the size and feel of the Klean Kanteen, but recently found out that the lid is not as secure as I would like it to be(by unintentionally flinging a full bottle of water across the office that smashed into a metal planter with a good amount of percussion, while I still had my finger in the lid loop) . Really great moment for me. Not to mention the audience of out of town vendors that I had. Anyone else had this issue? Or at least the ability to pull the lid off without unscrewing.
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