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Where can I find a screw-on cap w/o a pull cap for a water bottle?

Old 03-29-14, 09:40 PM
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Where can I find a screw-on cap w/o a pull cap for a water bottle?

My water bottle leaks everytime I put it my bag that I use to take to the swimming pool. The sports cap always gets snagged onto something inside and manages to leak. I know there simple solutions to this (hand carry, buy spill-proof bottles, better bag, etc...) but the bag that I take to the pool gets the job done.

The simple solution is finding a cap that I can just swap with the normal sports cap. Anyone know what bottle caps will work for this?
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Old 03-29-14, 10:10 PM
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Camelbak podium bottles
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Old 03-29-14, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
Camelbak podium bottles
Correct.

I just bought 3 of the new versions: 2 of the reg, 1 insulated. The insulated are surprisingly easy to squeeze.
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i use Snapple plastic bottles. they are free and come with a blingy Snapple label that gives me plenty of street cred.



i've used empty ones i've found and cleaned out, but occasionally i splurge and BUY one with real Snapple tea in it.

BTW, the lids, IME, don't leak.

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Old 03-29-14, 11:50 PM
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thanks. The podium looks like it might work. Do the caps fit other non-camelbak bottles? So to get the water to flow, you have to turn the top to unlock it or do you also have to squeeze the bottle?
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Old 03-29-14, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
i use Snapple plastic bottles. they are free and come with a blingy Snapple label that gives me plenty of street cred.



i've used empty ones i've found and cleaned out, but occasionally i splurge and BUY one with real Snapple tea in it.

BTW, the lids, IME, don't leak.
so these lids will fit regular water bottles?
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Old 03-30-14, 12:18 AM
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Gatorade hockey water bottle. They're green with orange lids. No dripping and no cap, magic!
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Old 03-30-14, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by TTON View Post
so these lids will fit regular water bottles?
maybe... but, why oh why, would anyone NOT want use the nice FREE blingy plastic bottle that goes with it?

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Old 03-30-14, 05:27 AM
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The Camelbak bottles are fantastic. They last forever, don't leak and I've never had one bit of mold.
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The simple solution would be to fill your bottles when you get to the pool. Just don't use pool water.
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Old 03-30-14, 05:34 AM
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Hydro Flask. Everyone uses them here.

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Just hit Target or WallyWorld and pick up a Nalgene water bottle if you are looking for something secure with a screw off cap. They come in 16 to 48 oz versions from around $5-10. Their new bottles are all BPA free and very durable. If you want something with a very spill resistant lid, then +1 for Podium. You can also find stainless steel water bottles with screw off caps in the same price range as the Nalgene bottles.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with reusing plastic bottles from sports drinks, bottled water, etc.
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Old 03-30-14, 06:32 AM
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Did everyone miss that OP specified he wants to switch the secure cap for the pop up cap after he arrives at his destination? I can't help, but at least I know what the question was.
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+1 on the Podium bottles. They won't leak on you.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Did everyone miss that OP specified he wants to switch the secure cap for the pop up cap after he arrives at his destination? I can't help, but at least I know what the question was.
If that is all he wants then he could just buy a 32oz gatorade or powerade bottle and use it to fill his bike bottle. I use them backpacking all the time and are leakproof and nearly indestructible. or just fill up his bottle at the pool. or get podiums.. they are all i use now.
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I'll second (or third or whatever) the use of CamelBak podium bottles. They're all I use. Lock the top, toss it in a bag. When you need to drink, unlock and drink away.

They also make for a decent water gun if push comes to shove.
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thanks. The podium looks like it might work. Do the caps fit other non-camelbak bottles? So to get the water to flow, you have to turn the top to unlock it or do you also have to squeeze the bottle?
Even in the unlocked position, you have to squeeze. It takes enough effort that I never even bother putting mine in the locked position, but I supposed that I would if I were putting them in to a bag as you are.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Did everyone miss that OP specified he wants to switch the secure cap for the pop up cap after he arrives at his destination? I can't help, but at least I know what the question was.
He outlined a problem and suggested a potential solution. Recommending what we think to be a better alternative to his potential solution doesn't mean that we are ignoring the problem.
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He outlined a problem and suggested a potential solution. Recommending what we think to be a better alternative to his potential solution doesn't mean that we are ignoring the problem.
Just sayin'. No offense intended.
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Originally Posted by rdtompki View Post
The Camelbak bottles are fantastic. They last forever, don't leak and I've never had one bit of mold.
+1. You can lock it so it doesn't leak, and you don't have to pull, which means it doesn't get chewed up. Best bottles I've ever had.

Downside is a little less liquid capacity and you do have squeeze a bit.

I throw it into a gym bag that gets banged around and never even a drop. I'll never buy any other kind of bottles - by kids use them for lacrosse and even they haven't been able to destroy them!
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Originally Posted by derf36 View Post
Gatorade hockey water bottle. They're green with orange lids. No dripping and no cap, magic!
thanks for all the suggestions but I went with the gatorade because I happened to see them today out shopping and they're cheap at $5/each. They don't leak unless the bottle gets squeezed which could happen in the bag. It would be nice if you could just buy the camelback cap and not the whole bottle. The insulated one looks nice though.
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Kids normally lose them first.
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