Nalgene 1 l (32oz) Bottle

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Water is a number one priority in survival, and having necessary supply of this liquid can be important even on shorter trips. It’s always good to have something to drink at hand, right? For these purposes I use Nalgene 1 l (32 oz) bottle, which when combined with Tatonka cup creates a basic excursion-kit.

WARNING! This article is available in the same form as it was originally published on our old website, wanderer.net.pl. We havent, yet, updated it to our current standards shown by other content on GI. As a result, the quality of text and photos might be different than the level of our other reviews, and at the end there is currently no mark.

Material – Tritan

The material from which the bottle was made is a durable material called Tritan. This material has also another useful property, it prevents Nalgene’s interior from catching smell of the carried liquids. In addition, Tritan is BPA Free – it doesn’t contain the harmful Bisphenol A.

Another advantage of the Nalgene bottle is that it is transparent so you can see whether the water contains some dirt or other impurities. Moreover, the surface of canteen was labeled in ounces and milliliters, which allows you to control the amount of consumed liquids or to measure a specific quantity.

Opening

Another highlight is 5.3 cm wide mouth opening. With it you can collect water from virtually any source (stream, water tap, river) as well as add ice or brew a tea.

Covers

Nalgene company offers an additionally insulated cover, but unfortunately, it provides no space for the mug and can’t be attached to MOLLE/PALS. An interesting alternative may be provided by products from SurvivalTech.pl, or from Baribal Poland.

Summary

WARNING! This article is available in the same form as it was originally published on our old website, wanderer.net.pl. We havent, yet, updated it to our current standards shown by other content on GI. As a result, the quality of text and photos might be different than the level of our other reviews, and at the end there is currently no mark.

So far I haven’t found anything as good (strength, wide opening and general convenience) as the Nalgene bottle. The price isn’t low, the canteen costs about 35-40 PLN (~10USD), but the bottle is suitable both for sports and bushcraft-survival activities. When combined with a waist pack and a knife it forms my basic campsite equipment.

~ Wojtek

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Jawor

Hikes since he learnt to walk. Happy to spend hours discussing jackets, backpacks and other gear. Caver, diver and a leader of the Gear Insider project.

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