Re: [BackpackGearTest] Inadvertent Gear Test (long)
- I have no complaints with Nalgene.
Although I kind of expected their bottles to last about 10 years or so, my
bottle had already taken a lot of abuse. It's been with me for countless
winter trips and had water frozen in it. It's been with me on plenty of
international trips where I was likely to put boiling water in it. Then, it
did my entire AT thruhike with me. It's a Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire
4,000'ers bottle and it did most of the 4,000'ers with me, too. (I didn't
buy it until I was halfway through the list.)
I liked the bottle because it was fairly meaningful to me and I could put it
down just about anywhere and not have to worry about someone else having the
Their newer version is printed on the new, colorful lexan nalgene bottles
and I'm not sure I'm going to bother to replace it.
(picture mailed separately)
>From: "Amy Friends Stone" <coelura@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 14:42:01 -0000
> >I've got a picture of my Nalgene bottle that shattered this spring on the
> >AT in GA. It was full of water and fell less than 2' when it rolled from
> >the shelter platform to the boot ledge in the Blue Mountain shelter. It
> >shocked everyone to see a Nalgene shatter so easily.
>Kind amakes you take the weight savings of a ginger ale bottle a little
>seriously, huh? (Actually I've been using platypi lately, and one Nalgene
>in winter so I can put hot water in it and keep my feet warm in my sleeping
>bag - as long as my lovable-but-clutzy Yakpack doesn't sit on it, anyway)
> >If anyone wants to see it, I can mail it to you (350KB).
>Please email it to me, Mara! :-)
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