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Old 03-08-11, 10:04 PM   #1
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What water bottle do you use?

I was shopping for a couple water bottles for me and my wife and I was about to get the insulated Camelback model, but as I was looking for the price, i noticed the tag on the bottom that said "Made in China." I know Camelback has been around for a while, but I'm just so reluctant to buy anything from that country... especially something that I'll be drinking out of! Am I being way too paranoid? What does everybody else use?
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I use whatever is cheapest, and has the largest capacity, and/or a camelback. The pack of the camelback is made in the Philippines.
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Old 03-08-11, 10:11 PM   #3
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Hey TMD,

Trek makes an insulated 20 oz. bottle; liner shows: "Made in Boulder, CO" and Bottle shows: Made in USA. It looks remarkably similar to a Camelbak bottle, but has a standard/typical nozzle.
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I have about 20 bottles, so I bought, some were free, some were from rides. I use anything.
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Old 03-08-11, 10:27 PM   #5
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I buy the 20oz Gatorade sports bottles, and just re-use them. Fit the cage, cheap, and the twist-top is easy to adjust to. Cost me $1, and are full of Gatorade, too!
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I have two of the insulated Camelbaks. Made in China or not, they're great. They keep an initially well-iced bevy cool for ~2hours in ~70degF.
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I have two of the insulated Camelbaks. Made in China or not, they're great. They keep an initially well-iced bevy cool for ~2hours in ~70degF.
I agree, the camelbak is great. I just don't wanna get cancer down the road because of some lead based coating found in the water bottle or something... Man, i AM paranoid... LOL...
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Old 03-08-11, 11:24 PM   #8
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I use them too, they work great. No cancer so far. Lead would more likely just make you really dumb anyway, so you wouldn't be able to comprehend your own suffering, so would it matter? I should write childrens' books.
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I use insulated polar bottles. It is suppose to be made of food grade plastic, but I'm sure 5-10 years scientist will find out that these bottle leak chemicals like they did with the older Nalgene bottles. I should just bite the bullet and get some stainless steel ones.
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Camelbak insulated bottles. I'm more likely to die from being hit in traffic than from 50 years of consumption of water from water bottles.
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I use a freebe I got from a magazine. Just cost me 2 postage.
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I have about 20 bottles, so I bought, some were free, some were from rides. I use anything.
+1

I've received so many bottles from events ... they seem to be the give-away of choice at a lot of events. And I've been given bottles when I purchase a bicycle. And occasionally, I'll buy a bottle. I like the Zefal Magnum for its size. I've got a couple of those.

I have no idea where any of them was made ... I've never cared.
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I have a Camelbak (I need to get a bigger one), and a couple of 24oz insulated Polar Bottles I got from Dick's. Both are quite good, though I much prefer the Camelbak for hydration on substantial rides. It's much more accessible, which results in me drinking more.
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I find it a lot easier to guzzle vast quantities of water/hydration-drink if it's not cold. I also prefer bottles that are flexible enough so that it's easy to quickly get a mouthful of drink in a single squeeze. That's just me, though...

Worrying about stuff from China? Meh...
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I find it a lot easier to guzzle vast quantities of water/hydration-drink if it's not cold. I also prefer bottles that are flexible enough so that it's easy to quickly get a mouthful of drink in a single squeeze. That's just me, though...
Not a beer drinker then huh?
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Not a beer drinker then huh?
Let's not get cray now!


I think I only have 2 bottles that match, I have one of those insulated ones, but I don't think it's worth the loss of capacity ... If I'm planning a long ride I just put the bottles half full in the freezer the night before....
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Sigg sports drink bottles are .75L, aluminum,
lined with non metal tasting liner coating.

they have a good flowing cap so not squeezing is not a problem..
and they are Swiss made.
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Camelback Podium because I can get a color to match my bike :-D
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I use SS Klean Kanteen. Haven't bothered to buy the insulated ones, I just wrap a towel around the one and keep in the saddle bag.

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Not a beer drinker then huh?
??? I don't get the inference. Not that's it pertinent to this thread, but I actually love beer, and don't generally drink it cold. But I won't refuse a "cold one" if offered. I can always just sit on it a while to warm it up.
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A bottle from my daughter's school. Being a noob, haven't gotten a lot of stuff yet........
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