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17 August 2007 @ 10:07 am
Wanted: The Perfect Water Bottle  
I want a water bottle that is:

• reusable
• shaped like a .5L bottled water
• has removable top bit down to cylinder point for ease of cleaning
• no damn sippy whatsit
• twist-on-off cap with an opening the same size as a typical .5L bottled water

Is there such a thing? I've tried numerous reusable water bottles, but ones with wide openings cause me to pour water on my face unless I am holding very still and using 100% of my concentration, and I don't like the ones with the spouty sippy thing (I have no idea what it's called - where you have to pull up on a device and squeeze the bottle to make water come out). The size of the opening on a Mk1 Mod0 grocery-bought bottled water is my ideal.
alexiaalexiarnps on August 17th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Sigg bottles. Hands down. I have a few: one in my bag (the flat flask), one in the car, one by the bed.

You need to order them from the internets.
Kburgunder on August 17th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
SWEET. They even come in sexy colors.
Elanadomestinatrix on August 17th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Do you know about Sigg?

They make really nice, lightweight, lined aluminum water bottles. You can get them from REI, Whole Foods, or the web site. They're a bit more expensive initially, but people love them.
Kburgunder on August 17th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Sweet! Thank you.
kriskrisnake on August 17th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
I've also seen them at Madison Market (just the solid colors, tho)
Brendan Leberhollyking on August 17th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
Something like this?
Kburgunder on August 17th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
That's the wide-mouth top that gets me in the face ;) It looks like Sigg might be the right I go...
Brendan Leberhollyking on August 17th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
I guess our definitions of wide are different. That looks pretty dang narrow to me.
Stax: Cheerleaderstaxxy on August 17th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
I love my Lock & Lock
their site:

This style has a cup cap:

I just picked up a much larger water bottle from this line, that has no cap, but has the flip top on it. It it has a vent hole under the cap so you can drink from it easily. But the cap actually stays locked on it in my backpack, which I need. You have to actually PUSH it open to flip it up. It has a big "mouth" to drink from too, though. And the "mouth" has a tiny dip in it for smooth pouring as well.

And it was only $2 at central market. Totally reusable, dishwasher safe, and inexpensive. :)
Kburgunder on August 17th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: I love my Lock & Lock
Cool. If this Siggs don't work out, I'll have to give this a go. It's not quite what I'm looking for, but closer than what I've tried!
Staxstaxxy on August 17th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Re: I love my Lock & Lock
yeah, it's a hard clear plastic. None of that squeezy nonsense.

I am far too clumbsy for those, myself. And I don't like the regular water bottle designs because the lids are a pain in the ass to keep track of. but this is easy, flip and drink, flip and close. drinking from it is easy enough that I will actually drink ENOUGH water.
erischild on August 17th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
OH OH....you need the get the wide mouth .5L nalgene bottles and get the sippy cup insert. it's not a sucking kind of sippy cup top....it's just a silicon insert that makes a big hole that sloshes water all down my shirt when the car starts, into a smaller sippy port with a vent.
I love mine, I still get the ease of cleaning that comes with a wide mouth and the water comes out as easily, it just doesn't slosh over the sides.

like this one

and this one

the sippy part isn't exactly like the one I have, but you get the idea.
Beththepresident on August 17th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
that's what I was going to suggest too.
Tracy Lauricellatmib on August 17th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)

I use these in my nalgene bottles: http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/accessdetail.cfm/NA1040

They are designed so that you can drink while hiking without having to stop. The result is that a big wide-mouth nalgene bottle can be used without splashing all over yourself, yet can give you a really big flow rate when you want to gulp lots of water.

You can get 'em just about anywhere that sells outdoor equipment.

Probably not exactly what you were looking for, but they might be worth a try.