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Title: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2015, 07:41:49 AM
As I see it, there are 3 options for water bottles for hiking, some that focus on quality, some on convenience. Any opinions about what to get?

1) Hyradoflask (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55L9I/?tag=cl03f-20) ($29-40) and can also buy a straw cap to make drinking easier. (Dan's favorite)
Pro: Actually keeps water cold for very long time
Con: Would need to carry it in a backpack and still need to keep refill of water in the trunk/cooler/ice

2) LifeStraw (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H90PFOK/?tag=cl03f-20) ($33)
Pro: No need to bring water with you, as it can filter water that you come across while hiking
Con: Water won't be cold and would need to carry it in a backpack

3) CamelBack Backpack (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LKO3EY/?tag=cl03f-20) ($41) Lots of options, this is just one example.
Pro: Can be worn and has a slot for your phone, so no need to carry anything else and can hold ice to keep water cold for some time
Con: Most expensive option, water won't stay cold for as long as Hydroflask and still need to keep refill of water in the trunk/cooler/ice
Title: Going Hiking, Need Water Bottle
Post by: good sam on July 28, 2015, 07:45:29 AM
Can someone please delineate the pros and cons of all the different types of water bottles for hiking so I can be more informed?

TIA
Title: Re: Going Hiking, Need Water Bottle
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2015, 07:55:29 AM
Wow crazy timing!
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54359.0
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: 3yummyboys on July 28, 2015, 08:37:59 AM
Looks like you've mapped them all out, it all comes down to preference
Title: Re: Going Hiking, Need Water Bottle
Post by: Aj3042 on July 28, 2015, 09:17:50 AM
Wow crazy timing!
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54359.0
Ya I was wondering about that I figured you'd be hiking together.  ;)
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: 12HRS on July 28, 2015, 09:23:30 AM
Are you doing just day hikes or overnight hikes?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2015, 11:11:44 AM
As I see it, there are 3 options for water bottles for hiking, some that focus on quality, some on convenience. Any opinions about what to get?

1) Hyradoflask (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55L9I/?tag=cl03f-20) ($29-40) and can also buy a straw cap to make drinking easier. (Dan's favorite)
Price is now the cheapest it's been since I've started watching it in March.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2015, 08:10:30 PM
Are you doing just day hikes or overnight hikes?
Day hikes.

Price is now the cheapest it's been since I've started watching it in March.
But if you have to keep a chest of ice/water in the car for refilling, wouldn't it be more convenient to hike with the backpack than a bottle?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2015, 09:06:10 PM
I'm lost. Why do you need a chest of ice water in the car for a day hike?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2015, 09:27:59 PM
I'm lost. Why do you need a chest of ice water in the car for a day hike?
Sorry, I meant a day hike versus an overnight. In reality, I'm referring to taking a few hikes/being out all day. Wouldn't you want cold water in the car on the RTH, for example?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2015, 09:36:19 PM
Sorry, I meant a day hike versus an overnight. In reality, I'm referring to taking a few hikes/being out all day. Wouldn't you want cold water in the car on the RTH, for example?
RTH doesn't have any major hikes.  And the HF will keep things ice cold, why do you need something in the car?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: tageed-lee on July 28, 2015, 09:53:54 PM
Price is now the cheapest it's been since I've started watching it in March.

Ty I've also been watching for a while... In for one...
Hope its as good as they make it out to be...
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2015, 09:54:33 PM
Ty I've also been watching for a while... In for one...
Hope its as good as they make it out to be...
Buying the straw cap?
Looks like eBay may be the best source for that.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: @Yehuda on July 28, 2015, 09:56:10 PM
RTH doesn't have any major hikes.  And the HF will keep things ice cold, why do you need something in the car?
I read about some semi-intense hikes to get to some of the waterfalls. The water in the car is for refilling.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: tageed-lee on July 28, 2015, 10:00:43 PM
Buying the straw cap?
Looks like eBay may be the best source for that.

Only because you made it sound so good... lol

At $97.50 on eBay i think ill pass lol (http://www.ebay.com/itm/HYDRO-FLASK-Straw-Lid-Fits-18-32-40-64-oz-Wide-Mouth-Cold-Drink-Cap-HydroFlask-/151623953922?hash=item234d7dee02)  ( I know i know... he's only saving his listing ID from ending...)

ETA: Looks like the manufacturer must be on back order.... I cant find it in stock at the regular $6.99
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: @Yehuda on August 03, 2015, 01:05:07 PM
My friend is trying to convince me to get this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/161260716604?lpid=82&chn=ps) canteen.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: @Yehuda on August 04, 2015, 02:04:12 PM
And we have a winner. With some ingenious research by my friend, it turns out that if you buy just the water reservoir/bladder (http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Products-BL2000-OP-CHR-2L-Resevoir/dp/B00591F7M6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438711031&sr=8-1&keywords=hydration+pack+bladder&refinements=p_72%3A2661618011) for just $10, wrap it tightly in bubble wrap and place it in your already-owned backpack, you'll have the same results in regards to insulation and convenience as a $40 Camelbak.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 10, 2015, 12:29:40 PM
Buying the 40oz Hydro Flask now. Big decision to make: which color ;D?

Also, anyone try hanging it (full, obviously) by the cap loop? Is that strong enough, or do I need one of those collars? I would use a carabiner to hang it from my camera bag or something.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: @Yehuda on August 11, 2015, 02:00:15 PM
Buying the 40oz Hydro Flask now. Big decision to make: which color ;D?

Also, anyone try hanging it (full, obviously) by the cap loop? Is that strong enough, or do I need one of those collars? I would use a carabiner to hang it from my camera bag or something.
After seeing my picture yesterday, I haven't convinced you to build your own CamelBak??  ;D
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 11, 2015, 02:04:24 PM
After seeing my picture yesterday, I haven't convinced you to build your own CamelBak??  ;D

Abso-freakin-lutely not ;D
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 12, 2015, 07:53:33 PM
Hydro Flask just arrived. Man, it's huge!

It fits in my car's cupholder though, so that's good.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: whYME on August 12, 2015, 07:57:44 PM
Hydro Flask just arrived.
Am I gonna regret not getting one?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Matovu on August 12, 2015, 07:58:18 PM
Hydro Flask just arrived. Man, it's huge!

It fits in my car's cupholder though, so that's good.
What Color did you end up getting ?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2015, 08:02:12 PM
Man, it's huge!
TWSS
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 12, 2015, 08:08:15 PM
Am I gonna regret not getting one?

From the way people are raving about it, quite possibly.

What Color did you end up getting ?

White. Figured the outside will be cooler to the touch in the heat.


:-X
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2015, 08:11:32 PM
:-X
Talking about your shoes chabibi :)
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 12, 2015, 08:15:05 PM
Talking about your shoes chabibi :)

LMAO
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: whYME on August 12, 2015, 08:23:39 PM
Talking about your shoes chabibi :)
Well everyone else seems to be talking about the tissues.
Or the trees...
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2015, 08:24:58 PM
Well everyone else seems to be talking about the tissues.
Or the trees...
POIDH
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 12, 2015, 08:44:29 PM
POIDH

Every Whatsapp group has its own wise guy ;D

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/12/3bf19f2df0dbeb4ab0526a92657a96f4.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/12/5fce382274d903bc7e5b12d28d66c8ca.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/12/6464ab549931edd4fd6ac64259db644b.jpg)
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: alpicone on August 12, 2015, 11:03:37 PM
Never thought about buying a special water bottle. I just bring along a couple of 1.5L water bottles.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Super Speed on August 13, 2015, 01:07:44 AM
I got the hydro flask with the straw cap (upon Dan's recommendation) and I'd say it's worth every penny!
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 13, 2015, 07:23:06 AM
Is the inside of hydoflask metal? Wondering if it needs to be toivled.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 13, 2015, 09:41:00 AM
Is the inside of hydoflask metal? Wondering if it needs to be toivled.

Yes.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2015, 10:37:29 AM
I got the hydro flask with the straw cap (upon Dan's recommendation) and I'd say it's worth every penny!
8)
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: tageed-lee on August 13, 2015, 10:40:35 AM
I got the hydro flask with the straw cap

If anyone finds the straw cap at a good price please let us know.
I'm still waiting to buy the cap...
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2015, 10:42:30 AM
I bought one from Amazon and one directly from HF, but both seem sold out.
Maybe it's discontinued?

Google shopping still has a few options.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on August 13, 2015, 10:45:41 AM
this isn't as good as a straw?
http://www.amazon.com/Hydro-Flask-Wide-Mouth-Black/dp/B0092DV0Y6/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1439477075&sr=8-12&keywords=hydro+flask
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: tageed-lee on August 13, 2015, 08:22:59 PM
I bought one from Amazon and one directly from HF, but both seem sold out.
Maybe it's discontinued?

Google shopping still has a few options.

I see it now for $9.99 on Amazon (This item is eligible for free Prime shipping but requires additional processing time.)

Go for it?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DMIEZEO/?tag=cl03f-20

Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on August 14, 2015, 01:56:14 PM
Out of stock
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 30, 2015, 09:03:52 PM
So..... 3 days in hot, humid, and sticky Cuba, and 1 day in hotter, humid-er, and stickier Panama. No matter when, no matter where - I always had ice cold water. Went through 4-5 liters per day.

Un. Freaking. Believable.

I didn't get the straw, so I only had the wide mouth. Yes, it sometimes spilled a bit while drinking, but honestly I didn't mind. It just cooled me off a bit ;D.

Hung if from my belt loop with a carabiner attached to the cover loop, worked like a charm.

And...

Am I gonna regret not getting one?

Yes, yes he did ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: tageed-lee on August 31, 2015, 02:26:44 PM
No matter when, no matter where - I always had ice cold water.

Un. Freaking. Believable.

I didn't get the straw, so I only had the wide mouth. Yes, it sometimes spilled a bit while drinking, but honestly I didn't mind. It just cooled me off a bit ;D.


+1

Great purchase!!  I thought it might be overrated but it is not overrated at all, it is definitely worth the price... (Can't wait to upgrade with the straw cap)... Thanks for the recommendation!
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2015, 02:41:37 PM
Glad you guys liked.
The wide-mouth straw lid will be back in stock by late September they say.

Looks like all colors are on sale for just $29.49 now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55KJ4/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Moshe123 on August 31, 2015, 02:47:53 PM
Glad you guys liked.
The wide-mouth straw lid will be back in stock by late September they say.

Looks like all colors are on sale for just $29.49 now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55KJ4/?tag=cl03f-20

I also used it a few times recently. Loved it. Wide mouth makes it easier to wash as well.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on August 31, 2015, 02:51:29 PM
Looks like all colors are on sale for just $29.49 now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55KJ4/?tag=cl03f-20

is that rare?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2015, 02:53:38 PM
Hasn't been that price for some of the colors in a while.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 31, 2015, 03:17:12 PM
Looks like all colors are on sale for just $29.49 now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55KJ4/?tag=cl03f-20

Nice! Got an adjustment refund ;D.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2015, 03:18:00 PM
Sweet! Didn't know they did that after 7 days.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Yehoshua on September 20, 2015, 04:17:16 PM
We also bought the Hydroflask and use it daily even while at home. Nothing beats it's ability to keep cold water on hand anywhere you are for hours on end!
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on September 25, 2015, 11:04:02 AM
finally got around to toiveling mine. now i can finally have a hot coffee on shabbos! (i don't have hot water available)
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: henche on September 25, 2015, 11:14:23 AM
There is only one hiking water solution.  You are wearing a backpack anyway, unless you are a lunatic and don't bring food/clothing/extra water with you.  So your water should go in your backpack and leave your hands free. And it should be a bladder with a hose that goes over your shoulder, like a camelback.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on September 25, 2015, 11:18:42 AM
(i don't have hot water available)
Because?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: whYME on September 25, 2015, 11:19:49 AM
There is only one hiking water solution.  You are wearing a backpack anyway, unless you are a lunatic and don't bring food/clothing/extra water with you.  So your water should go in your backpack and leave your hands free. And it should be a bladder with a hose that goes over your shoulder, like a camelback.
Are you trying to say that there's something better than the hydro flask?!
Heresy!
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: tageed-lee on September 25, 2015, 11:20:31 AM
There is only one hiking water solution.  You are wearing a backpack anyway, unless you are a lunatic and don't bring food/clothing/extra water with you.  So your water should go in your backpack and leave your hands free. And it should be a bladder with a hose that goes over your shoulder, like a camelback.

Yumm... Nothing like warm water in middle of a long, sweaty hike
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on September 25, 2015, 11:21:18 AM
Because?

i got married with a percolator thing that became very hot. i never used it because i hate clutter on my counter tops. i used to keep a kettle on the hot plate for baby bottles. as soon as i stopped with the bottles i saw myself barely using it. it broke, i never got a new one. only i drink coffee in my house so i usually go without on Shabbos.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: henche on September 25, 2015, 11:23:52 AM
Yumm... Nothing like warm water in middle of a long, sweaty hike

If you fill it with cold water, it usually stays fairly cool in your backpack. 

And there are many things worse than warm water in the middle of a long, sweaty hike.  One example that comes to mind is dehydration induced heat stroke leading to death.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on September 25, 2015, 11:24:28 AM
If you fill it with cold water, it usually stays fairly cool in your backpack. 

And there are many things worse than warm water in the middle of a long, sweaty hike.  One example that comes to mind is dehydration induced heat stroke leading to death.

that escalated fast
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: henche on September 25, 2015, 11:25:24 AM
that escalated fast

Nazi
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: whYME on September 25, 2015, 12:54:54 PM
On a more serious note, I think there's a place for both. They both have advantages and disadvantages.

There are times/situations when I'd rather have a camelback and times I'd rather have a hydro flask.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Yehoshua on September 26, 2015, 11:08:05 PM
On a more serious note, I think there's a place for both. They both have advantages and disadvantages.

There are times/situations when I'd rather have a camelback and times I'd rather have a hydro flask.
Exactly! Like of your biking for example, a Camel Back makes a lot more sense then trying to drink form a Hydroflask even with the straw lid.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on September 26, 2015, 11:41:00 PM
Ftr after 16 hours my boiling hot water was lukewarm. Will try with freezing cold water next
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on September 26, 2015, 11:44:48 PM
Ftr after 16 hours my boiling hot water was lukewarm. Will try with freezing cold water next

Quote
Features:

Double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on September 26, 2015, 11:45:26 PM
Ah. Ye. Probably should have paid attention to that. Oh well
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: mechayamom on September 27, 2015, 01:39:50 AM
If you fill it with ice and water..how long will the ice stay without melting?
We bought one and ended up returning it as my husband said the ice melted in the car over the course of a few hours.
He didnt see the benefit over the contigo cups we had.

Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: henche on September 27, 2015, 04:44:02 AM
Does POM sell frozen ice water for your backcountry trips?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Emkay on September 27, 2015, 04:57:40 AM
Does POM sell frozen ice water for your backcountry trips?
Yes. Assembly required
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on October 21, 2015, 12:27:58 PM
Got really annoyed at my Hydro Flask this Sunday. I had run out of water, but still had three inches of ice left. But the darn thing refused to melt >:(.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: lunatic on October 21, 2015, 01:40:43 PM
Got really annoyed at my Hydro Flask this Sunday. I had run out of water, but still had three inches of ice left. But the darn thing refused to melt >:(.
Should have taken some of Henche's warm water and poured in
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: henche on October 21, 2015, 01:41:58 PM
Should have taken some of Henche's warm water and poured in

I was once on a mountain in the winter and running out of water. there's a hard balance on how much snow to add to your bottle, so that the snow melts.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Chapshnell on October 21, 2015, 07:58:06 PM
finally bought this hydro flask... after so much pro talk about this how couldnt I
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: benjie1305 on October 21, 2015, 07:59:47 PM
finally bought this hydro flask... after so much pro talk about this how couldnt I

Hope you bought it during this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=56529.msg1;topicseen#new) sale!
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Chapshnell on October 22, 2015, 12:26:48 AM
Hope you bought it during this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=56529.msg1;topicseen#new) sale!

I did but the straw not.. its expensive.. whats up with that.. a $23 straw???
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on October 22, 2015, 12:31:37 AM
I did but the straw not.. its expensive.. whats up with that.. a $23 straw???
Not $23 with the link I posted this morning.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Chapshnell on October 22, 2015, 01:26:17 AM
Not $23 with the link I posted this morning.

Are you serious? I bought the hydro flask with your link. I must have missed the straw! Ughhhhh
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: keemster26 on October 22, 2015, 02:50:47 AM
Are you serious? I bought the hydro flask with your link. I must have missed the straw! Ughhhhh
Back in stock in his link.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Chapshnell on October 22, 2015, 09:12:27 AM
The price is $6 for shipping though, thats crazy... Any ideas?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on October 22, 2015, 09:42:08 AM
Interesting, was $2 when I ordered.
Maybe call and ask why it went up?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: efflpetzel on October 22, 2015, 12:36:39 PM
I ordered one to try it out after reading all the feedback here, although i'm not sure i'll keep it as ideally i'd want something that fits into the coffee holder in my car,

also is it easy to lug this thing around?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: stbaum on October 22, 2015, 12:44:10 PM
I ordered one to try it out after reading all the feedback here, although i'm not sure i'll keep it as ideally i'd want something that fits into the coffee holder in my car,

also is it easy to lug this thing around?

mine fits in my cup holder. it's not the easiest to lug around if you're holding it. would be easiest to clip it onto a backpack or belt loop with a carabiner hook or similar
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on October 28, 2015, 01:49:16 AM
Straw lid is apparently back in stock for $6.99 + $2 shipping.

http://www.hydroflask.com/straw-lid#92=19
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Chapshnell on October 28, 2015, 06:58:40 PM
Interesting, was $2 when I ordered.
Maybe call and ask why it went up?

thanks, called & done last Friday.. I see SF posted below that shipping is $2 now.. maybe because I called a supervisor & explained how silly it is to pay $6 for shipping for a $6 item.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2015, 06:59:49 PM
Was $2 for me a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Chapshnell on October 28, 2015, 07:01:27 PM
Was $2 for me a few weeks ago.

not sure why it went up, in either case its good to see they adjusted it.. cant wait to use it
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: whYME on October 28, 2015, 08:22:02 PM
Quote
Please note that the Wide Mouth Straw Lid is not leak proof.

Any thoughts / opinions on this?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2015, 08:22:53 PM
Any thoughts / opinions on this?
Hasn't leaked for me yet. Unless the straw part is open :D
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: whYME on October 28, 2015, 08:52:03 PM
Hasn't leaked for me yet. Unless the straw part is open :D
Sounds good.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 02:08:49 PM
Just got an email about an amazon order my wife placed. This is what was in the order:

(Price can be ignored)

(http://i.imgur.com/I1I7riX.png)
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: 12HRS on December 17, 2015, 02:24:26 PM
Just got an email about an amazon order my wife placed. This is what was in the order:

(Price can be ignored)


your wife is surprising you with a pink bottle?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: benjie1305 on December 17, 2015, 02:36:32 PM
your wife is surprising you with a pink bottle?

It's for herself and I figured Dan would be proud to see that she made a great call on it.  :P
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on May 29, 2016, 01:16:55 AM
Hydro Flasks are on sale at REI now - the 40oz is $34 +$6 shipping (ship to store is free). Not quite a very amazing deal, but still a bit cheaper than Amazon at the moment.

They also have the straw cap for $5.49.

https://www.rei.com/s/deals?r=brand%3Ahydro-flask&ir=collection%3Adeals&page=1&rank=rank-deals-focus

If anyone happens to be ordering, please PM me - I need a straw cap and we could save on shipping.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: sky121 on May 29, 2016, 08:36:07 AM
http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Hydro-Flask-40oz-Wide-Mouth-Insulated-Bottle_10309882_10208_10000001_-1_

Free Shoprunner shipping.( and you get 5% back in  Moosejaw rewards.)
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: sky121 on May 29, 2016, 08:44:38 AM
Just realized Moosejaw doesn't have the straw cap you want. My bad.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: whYME on May 29, 2016, 07:53:25 PM
Am I the only one whose straw cap is leaky?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2016, 07:57:16 PM
Am I the only one whose straw cap is leaky?
When the straw is closed?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: whYME on May 29, 2016, 08:05:08 PM
When the straw is closed?
Yes.
If I leave water in it overnight sometimes I'll come in the morning and it kind of "overflows" a little.

Also, often I'll try to drink from it and get nothing but air, I need to re-position the mouthpiece (or whatever it's called) to get it to work.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2016, 08:19:30 PM
Yes.
If I leave water in it overnight sometimes I'll come in the morning and it kind of "overflows" a little.

Also, often I'll try to drink from it and get nothing but air, I need to re-position the mouthpiece (or whatever it's called) to get it to work.
I have 2 and don't have issues.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on November 28, 2016, 12:09:20 AM
I just noticed the straw lid on Prime for the first time... Not the cheapest at $8.17, but not terrible considering its Achilles heel has always been shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Hydro-Flask-Mouth-Straw-Black/dp/B00DMIEZEO/

Also, it seems that they redesigned the regular caps. Anyone have both and could compare the two?

ETA: $7.47 here (https://www.amazon.com/WaterFit-Straw-Boottles-Plastic-Straws/dp/B01FW2EA56), but I'm getting the feeling it's not the real thing for some reason.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: etech0 on February 12, 2017, 01:19:44 PM
Would the hydro flask work with hot drinks? Looking for something that has a straw so I can drink and drive.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2017, 01:26:52 PM
Would the hydro flask work with hot drinks? Looking for something that has a straw so I can drink and drive.
Yes.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: TimT on February 12, 2017, 01:27:12 PM
Would the hydro flask work with hot drinks? Looking for something that has a straw so I can drink and drive.
Sure
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: etech0 on February 12, 2017, 02:36:26 PM
Yes.
Sure
TY
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 12, 2017, 03:52:33 PM
Just when you're done make sure to empty the remaining contents. If it cools in there it'll seal the flask and you'll have a hard time prying it open.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: etech0 on February 12, 2017, 04:23:42 PM
Just when you're done make sure to empty the remaining contents. If it cools in there it'll seal the flask and you'll have a hard time prying it open.
thanks. Any particular model/item you recommend? Amazon has lots of options with a huge price range
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 12, 2017, 04:37:32 PM
thanks. Any particular model/item you recommend? Amazon has lots of options with a huge price range
I have the 40oz which was posted on DDMS a while ago. I you're not in a rush to get it, it may be worthwhile waiting around for a good deal. Though not too often, they do drop in price every now and then.

As far as deciding which size you want to get, it's really up to you. It'll depend on what types of hikes etc you want to use it for. It'll also very much depend on how much you're willing to shlep around with you. 40oz is  not small, but if you're walking around with barely anything else then that should be good. You may also want to factor in how often you'll have a chance to refill, and/or how many people will be drinking from it.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: etech0 on February 12, 2017, 05:49:54 PM
I have the 40oz which was posted on DDMS a while ago. I you're not in a rush to get it, it may be worthwhile waiting around for a good deal. Though not too often, they do drop in price every now and then.

As far as deciding which size you want to get, it's really up to you. It'll depend on what types of hikes etc you want to use it for. It'll also very much depend on how much you're willing to shlep around with you. 40oz is  not small, but if you're walking around with barely anything else then that should be good. You may also want to factor in how often you'll have a chance to refill, and/or how many people will be drinking from it.
So size the only difference between all the different models?

I'd probably go with the smallest one; it would be for hot drinks while driving.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 12, 2017, 05:52:56 PM
So size the only difference between all the different models?

I'd probably go with the smallest one; it would be for hot drinks while driving.
Apparently, color is also a determining factor of the price. ::)

But I would guess you should make sure it's large enough for the biggest coffee you ever plan on making. Also make sure the shape will fit into the cup holder in your car. (Tall and skinny vs lowfat)
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: etech0 on February 12, 2017, 05:59:58 PM
Apparently, color is also a determining factor of the price. ::)

But I would guess you should make sure it's large enough for the biggest coffee you ever plan on making. Also make sure the shape will fit into the cup holder in your car. (Tall and skinny vs lowfat)
Smart, thanks!

So the tops are all the same in the different models?
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 12, 2017, 06:05:49 PM
Smart, thanks!

So the tops are all the same in the different models?
There is some kind of drinking straw https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DMIEZEO/?tag=cl03f-20 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DMIEZEO/?tag=cl03f-20) that Dan mentioned on DDMS more than once. I don't have it, so I cannot say how it works for hot beverages, though for cold it seems to be a good accessory.
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: etech0 on February 13, 2017, 12:47:10 AM
There is some kind of drinking straw https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DMIEZEO/?tag=cl03f-20 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DMIEZEO/?tag=cl03f-20) that Dan mentioned on DDMS more than once. I don't have it, so I cannot say how it works for hot beverages, though for cold it seems to be a good accessory.
thanks
Title: Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
Post by: Something Fishy on August 21, 2018, 11:02:46 PM
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