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Stay Hydrated With Platypus

Since we all know how bad disposable water bottles are for the environment (since most of them end up in landfills because they don't get recycled), it's a great idea to use a reusable water bottle. Both Nalgene and SIGG bottles are great, but if your goal is to stay hydrated during some kind of strenuous activity, lugging around a hard bottle can be kind of annoying.

Check out these bottles made by a company called Platypus®. Their water bottles and carriers come in a range of sizes and shapes, and they're all collapsible, "taste-free," lightweight, easy to fill, and rugged enough to handle temperatures from freezing to boiling.

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These are similar to Camelbak hydration packs, but more versatile. You can use Platypus bottles on their own or add accessories to them. I love the Neoprene insulted bottle holder to keep liquids hot or cold. You can also get a hands-free drink tube so you can tuck the bottle in any existing pack you're carrying and attach the tube to your shoulder strap.

These are perfect for hiking, biking, and backpacking because once the bottle is empty, it collapses so you can roll it up for easy, compact storage. Plus these are really inexpensive - an 80 oz bottle is only $9.95. You can check out all the Platypus gear at REI.com.

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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i used to have one of those for hiking, but it started to taste funny after a while - any idea why... maybe the water had been in the tubes too long? i'd be willing to try again.
fashionhore fashionhore 8 years
My bf and I just bought the backpack water holder with the "straw" for when we disc golf. It was such a great buy because we would always forget our water bottle on the ground or just throw it away because it is a pain to carry around. With the backpack, we stay much more hydrated and it boosts calorie burn.
MissLee82 MissLee82 8 years
I love it!!!!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 8 years
Hot or cold? I don't drink many hot liquids with a straw. I can't think of something hot I'd like to carry around with me.
persephone11 persephone11 8 years
The cleaning comment is key- also, I have heard that most water bottles leach bad stuff into the water they hold after a while. Nalgene plastic doesn't do that. I would be worried about these bags because it seems like in general, the thicker the plastic the better it is for you.
Mainly-Obsessed Mainly-Obsessed 8 years
This probably doesn't even fit here, but is smartwater really just tap water like Aquafina and Dasani? Ever since reading this post i've been researching bottled water (I'm wierd like that). And that's what I came up with. Do you have any more info on the subject fit?
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Ooh this looks cool, but how easy is it to clean? I am obsessive about washing out my Nalgene!
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