Bladder or Bottles

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Bladder or Bottles

Water Bladder
6
40%
Water Bottles
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60%
 
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Bladder or Bottles

Postby liteisrite » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:00 am

Which do you use and why ?
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby Todd Kelly » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:38 am

Bottle for me. Only reason why is because no one has made a stainless bladder. I hate drinking out of plastic containers.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby cloudyj » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:10 am

Bottles for me for two reasons.
1. With a full pack I am always worried that I will have a leak inside my pack.
It has not happened but that was why I quit using the bladder with a full pack.
2. My water filter screws on to the bottles as I filter which is an easy, clean way to filter.
I use a locking caribiner attached to the bottom of each shoulder strap for each 1 liter bottle.
Not as convenient as a bladder but slide it up for access to the clip.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby sreekers » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:06 pm

I use a bladder almost exclusively.

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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby ktimm » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:00 pm

I favor bottles usually used water bottles or Gatorade bottles. I have a couple bladders one a cheap Walmart bladder cut off to be used only for gravity filtering and an MSR bag used for dry camps. I also have a sawyer bag that I carry often but just for squeeze or gravity usage
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby muleman » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:34 pm

I like bladders for normal drinking. However, I carry a small bottle to mix drink supplements and to measure water for self dehydrated meals.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby BigBackpacker » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:17 pm

Bladders as a big guy i need to stay hydrated and if i had a bottle then i tend to drink too much at once requiring me to pony up when i get more water.. plus i love having a tube to get water whenever i want instead of reaching around or hanging off of belt..etc etc
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby zuma » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:01 am

bottle for drinking (dont like drinking from a tube) and bladder for storage.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby floorguy » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:53 am

Both. I am going to try the jetflow system this year, you can use a bottle as the bladder. I won one in a Facebook contest a couple years ago and am finally gonna give it a try.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby JPostman » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:09 am

Bottles as well.. tried both and just prefer them. One thing I noticed is I drink a lot more using bottles vs a bladder/tube.
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