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Old 05-29-2009, 02:19 PM
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I am looking at getting a water bottle to put in my bag that is more practical than the one I currently have. I have to unscrew a big old lid and drink out of a big old mouth of the bottle. Does anyone have any recommendations? Are you "all about" a certain water bottle? If so why?
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:38 PM
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I looked pretty extensively for what I thought was the best water bottle option....

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I too had been looking for the perfect, i.e. lightweight, way to keep water cold in the Texas summer heat. My best solution so far is a 24oz Polar Bottle wrapped in a Camelbak Insulated Sleeve.

http://www.polarbottle.com/products/
http://www.camelbak.com/index.cfm --> "Sports & Rec" --> "Accessories" --> "Bottle Parts"
On warm Texas summer days I take two 24oz Polars out with me; the second one gets the Camelbak sleeve to stay cooler while I drink the first one. Best price I found brick-and-mortar was at Academy Sports for ~$8 each.

I recently dropped an e-mail to Polar putting a bug in their ear about a 32oz version. The CSR said the owner had been thinking about producing one of those. So if you're interested you could drop them a line too with the same request.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:39 PM
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Nike makes a sweet water bottle that is just a squeeze bottle, no unscrewing and it doesn't leak. I would recomend something like that.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:45 PM
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Oh yeah, I forgot the other thing I like about the Polars:

When you unscrew the drinking caps the opening is very large which allows quick refills and more importantly makes it really easy to add lots of ice cubes.

The tops also disassemble for easy cleaning. Polar says they replace the caps free of charge if necessary, but I haven't had the need to do that yet.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:59 PM
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I like the Camelbaks. Fiddling with the straw can be a tiny bit annoying, but I find they're easier to drink out of than any other bottle.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:11 PM
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Yeah I would prefer a 32oz bottle just because that is what my bag is designed to hold and I think it would stay in the bag better.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:24 PM
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The big 32oz nalgene bottles work great because they have the big opening for ice cubes. You can get an insert that goes into the opening that makes drinking easier (plastic insert with small opening for drinking and small vent hole).

REI stores (or online shopping) have quite the selection of styles and sizes, plus they also have bottle insulators. OR (I believe it's short for OUTDOOR RESEARCH) makes a very good bottle insulator for the 32oz size, which I have a few. They come in several colors, and they hold a variety of bottle sizes (perfect for a 20oz Dr. Pepper bottle). Plus if fits nicely in the bottle holder on my Revolution Texas Team bag. I actually found a neoprene bottle sleeve that goes inside the bottle insulator that helps keep things colder longer.

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I have to unscrew a big old lid and drink out of a big old mouth of the bottle.
There are baffle inserts that allow water to flow out and air in so you don't drown. One came with mine but I don't have a brand name for you. I think I've seen them at camping supply stores. Maybe try Campmor.
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I like the Camelbaks. Fiddling with the straw can be a tiny bit annoying, but I find they're easier to drink out of than any other bottle.
doesnt that make it harder to drive?
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:45 PM
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I absolutely SWEAR by my SIGG bottle. Put it in the drink holder, or attach it via a carabiner. Plus, it never causes the water to taste like the bottle, which is a problem I ran into way too much.
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