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Water Bottle for Hiking
« 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 ($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 ($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 ($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

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Going Hiking, Need Water Bottle
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Going Hiking, Need Water Bottle
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 07:55:29 AM »

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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 08:37:59 AM »
Looks like you've mapped them all out, it all comes down to preference

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Re: Going Hiking, Need Water Bottle
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2015, 09:17:50 AM »
Wow crazy timing!
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Ya I was wondering about that I figured you'd be hiking together.  ;)

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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 09:23:30 AM »
Are you doing just day hikes or overnight hikes?

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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #6 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 ($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.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #7 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?

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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #8 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?
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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #9 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?

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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #10 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?
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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #11 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...

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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Water Bottle for Hiking
« Reply #14 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  ( 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
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 10:06:52 PM by tageed-lee »