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« on: July 19, 2005, 05:31:41 PM »
or is it my drinking problem?

I don't see how people use the damn things. I've dumped water down my shirt more times than I can count. Mainly because my big nose hits the opposite rim of the opening so when it gets low I have to tip my head way back, which is when I start running into problems. I recently picked up a 1L *small mouth* opening bottle which is perfect - but they are so rare - why is this?

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2005, 05:36:56 PM »
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or is it my drinking problem?

I don't see how people use the damn things. I've dumped water down my shirt more times than I can count. Mainly because my big nose hits the opposite rim of the opening so when it gets low I have to tip my head way back, which is when I start running into problems.


You're supposed to drink from the opposite side  :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2005, 05:38:59 PM »
As a member of the big nose club  :( , I have the same "drinking" problem :roll: ...so WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BOTTLE???? :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 05:41:09 PM »
HAHA - I found it in Frisco the weekend of our drive at some random outdoorsy shop, $10 for a usable water bottle! sweet!

I should have bought 2.  :evil:
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2005, 05:43:29 PM »
Old school cycle bottles are the bomb.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2005, 05:45:15 PM »
Squirty ones? Always makes me feel like i should be drinking out of one of these:
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2005, 06:17:35 PM »
They make inserts for the big mouth water bottle to make them easier to drink out of.... but I am big fan of the small mouth too.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2005, 06:30:31 PM »
rei.com/switch

only $7.50 there.

http://www.rei.com/product/500.htm

Oh, and the only thing I have ever seen as a good thing with the large mouth bottles is the ability to more easily put ice in them.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2005, 06:36:36 PM »
I have the same problem witht he large mouth bottles, it's way worse when you have ice in there and you get an ice-valanche from the bottle.

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2005, 07:20:27 PM »
Charles, you should use a sippy cup.

there's a Nalgene bottle for all occasions:
Nalgene "All Terrain" cap -- it has a squirt end under a flip-up top:


this is a cooler version called the "On The Go" Nalgene:


this is a cheap $3.50 add on to your wide-mouth bottle, the "Easy Sipper":


Nalgene "Go Cup" -- hold cold and hot drinks and soup, comes with a snap off measuring cup and spoon:


this is my favorite, the Nalgene flask (great for camping):


check all their drinking equipment at www.nalgene-outdoors.com
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2005, 07:31:42 PM »
^^ Ack! no gerbil bottles! Actually the flip-top thing ("on the go") with a normal-sized spout looks good. So what do you put in those "flasks" on your "camping trips?" eh? eh?

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2005, 07:34:58 PM »
here's another one, it's their latest bottle design.
Nalgene "N-Gen" bottle, the opening is between the wide-mouth and small:
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2005, 07:38:03 PM »
Nalgenes are the way to go.

And if anyone wants some nalgenes, big mouth, small mouth, etc, LMK.  I can order them and get them cheaper than you'll ever find retail.
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2005, 08:30:25 PM »
oh I totally want a 250ml graduated cylinder!

These are nice.
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2005, 08:45:43 PM »
OMG. I was laughing at Alan's sippy cup comment then mortified that he had knowledge of all the different Nalgene bottles. Why do compare it to a woman and Tupperware???
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2005, 08:55:26 PM »
I have two 1000ml Nalgenes sitting on my desk right now.
The dark green for water, and the light bottle green I use for my morning smoothies (the color combination of smoothie and bottle really grosses my co-workers).

I used to live in Aspen, where Nalgenes are the only acceptible water drinking recepticles.
And I have two more in my car, and one in my kitchen at home...
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2005, 01:34:59 PM »
8O  :wink:


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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2005, 02:29:26 PM »
WOW....this thread is..... just.......wow!

You all have way too much knowledge about water bottles...


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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2005, 03:09:02 PM »
Hydrate or die :D

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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2005, 03:33:10 PM »
Quote from: "ianacole"
WOW....this thread is..... just.......wow!

You all have way too much knowledge about water bottles...


 :lol:


hey, better than the threads yesterday.  at least no one is going to go off and create a death star shaped water bottle and put it in their attic which is painted Cambridge Green pearl effect.  At least I hope no one is.

this is a weird bunch.   :P
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« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2005, 05:18:20 PM »
we are made of 80% water -- we have to treat or bodies right!
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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2005, 05:29:16 PM »
Beer is about 98% water..... :D
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2005, 06:56:18 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2005, 01:22:26 PM »
Found this a REI this weekend. Bought one. $11.95, but makes the Nalgene bottle MUCH more user friendly.



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