Nalgene bottle weights

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Nalgene bottle weights

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In preparing my pack list for my summer trip: :wrt:
http://hikearizona.com/mypack.php?ver=3&PID=254
I discovered that those plain white food grade plastic Nalgene bottles weigh FAR LESS than the comparable clear plastic versions.
Clear smoked "designer" color plastic 32oz = 6.38 oz
Plain white food grade plastic 32oz = 4.13 oz
2.25 oz or more than 50% more weight for the "designer" plastic version. Who cares if stuff stains the white food grade plastic version. That's a big difference! :o
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The poly will take more abuse, but in general.. they're all too heavy.. Used gatorade bottles (and platypus bags) for the win! :y:
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dysfunction wrote:Used gatorade bottles (and platypus bags) for the win!
That's what I do. A 3L platypus bag weighs about 1.4 oz.
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@big_load
yea, and a gatorade bottle tops my scale at 1 ¼oz
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+1 on the platapus. Nalgene bottles are only good for looking hip in photos and mixing chemicals in a laboratory.
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The preference for Nalgene over some other type of water carrying device is much like what PageRob said about the desire to carry a gun at all times or being able to carry a gun at all. times. Its like ford vs Chevy. I like my Nalgenes. They attach to my filter, they wash easy, they're convenient for me, I reuse them so I consider them environmentally friendly as apposed to a Gatorade or other bottles, they never shatter when I drop them. If I had a problem with the weight of them I think I should start to do a little exercise. If you want to consider 2.25 oz to be a lot of weight, fine. I can't even detect 2.25 ounces in my hand.
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base871 wrote:+1 on the platapus. Nalgene bottles are only good for looking hip in photos and mixing chemicals in a laboratory.
you can go to http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com and save over the name brand "platypus"
same container, no label.

i found iirc, aquafina 1L to be .8oz. that is what ive been using for a few years now.
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te-wa wrote:i found iirc, aquafina 1L to be .8oz. that is what ive been using for a few years now.
I use an aquafina bottle for my denatured alcohol.
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@te-wa
Thanks for the link! It's about time for another platy
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big_load wrote:I use an aquafina bottle for my denatured alcohol.
It seems like that would have a negative affect on hike hydration.
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Jim_H wrote:It seems like that would have a negative affect on hike hydration.
Yeah, you definitely don't want to take a swig out of the wrong bottle. Fortunately, the odor is a dead giveaway, even if I overlook the different cap.
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I'm a Nalgene guy myself. Easy to clean. Easy to add mix to. I know exactly how much I have.
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I like the platypus. I carry a Nalgene for my Steripen. MRS for cache bags. I use a Camelbak milspec NBC for my bladder.
But for carrying my Herradura I only trust a klean kanteen - I don't care what it weighs - I trust it to carry my Herradura safely. :sl:
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My vodka resides in my Nalgene flask. And to counter the hydration issue: I use Emergen-C and water for my mixer. :D
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pencak wrote:Clear smoked "designer" color plastic 32oz = 6.38 oz
Plain white food grade plastic 32oz = 4.13 oz
Are they both poly

I don't see the point in buying something I already have like Gatorade or water bottles that are virtually free and lighter. Now I do find the itty bitty ones great for my olive oil & balsamic vinegar :D

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I use the Nalg too because of my filter. Sucks when you're in a larger group and you're the only one with a Nalg style and they all want to use my filter to fill their plastic disposables.
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You gotta charge them to use that filter!!!!!!! Nothings free!
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Al_HikesAZ wrote: I don't care what it weighs - I trust it to carry my Herradura safely. :sl:
cindyl wrote:My vodka resides in my Nalgene flask. And to counter the hydration issue: I use Emergen-C and water for my mixer. :D
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skatchkins wrote:I use the Nalg too because of my filter. Sucks when you're in a larger group and you're the only one with a Nalg style and they all want to use my filter to fill their plastic disposables.
Check out the Nalgene Cantene if you must have a screw-on connection. It's not that hard to use just about any filter with a small-mouth bottle if you're prepared for it. My tolerance for people that expect somebody else to provide a filter varies quite a bit, but the default setting is low.
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big_load wrote:My tolerance for people that expect somebody else to provide a filter varies quite a bit, but the default setting is low.
true to your kokopelli :sl:
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