Water Bottles: What do you use?

KITROBASKIN

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From the polarbottle website: How cool is that?

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For clean water storage, two Nalgene HDPE 1 L, which are half the weight of the polycarbonate versions, but I carry a polycarbonate one to actually drink out of, because they are transparent, and I often mix drinks in them, so it's easier to see if there's any growth in them. The HDPE ones get water only, and I don't even touch a mouth to them. I also carry a green HDPE one for a urine bottle, because I hate getting out of my tent in the middle of the night to go pee.
 

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The last couple years I refilled empty gatorade bottles (actually made it over a year on the same one) but this spring I saw Nalgene Oasis 32 oz in a local shop so I've been using a pair those. I like that they are a bit more narrow so easier to fit in pockets. I actually prefer the rectangular bottles that seem to be standard issue for wildland fire but the caps on those are crap. I think I still have one or two bottles but no caps.

A few years ago I found a new version of a Platypus bottle that was a softer, more pliable plastic then the ones I had way back (late '90's?), with a hang loop at the top. I really liked that one for work but punctured it...when I went back for a replacement, all the Platy bottles were made from that old, less pliable material, so I didn't get one (thus my interim use of Gatorade bottles).

Does anyone know if any of the currently available Platy bottles are made from the softer material?
 

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I use a couple bpa-free Nalgene 1 liter water bottles. One has a two stage Lifestraw water filter in it. I gave up on hydration pack water bladders when one leaked on me 25 miles back on a backpacking trip.
 
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