Bladder or Bottles

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Bladder or Bottles

Water Bladder
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40%
Water Bottles
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby ballen35748 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:03 pm

Bottles, specifically 1 liter smartwater bottles. I carry four, which gives me one liter more capacity than my 3 liter bladder and I know exactly how much water I have without digging into my pack.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby mhylden » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:21 pm

Both - the bladder keeps me sipping while hiking but the bottle works better for mixing things into the water.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby Stuart » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:34 pm

Used both, bladder for hot weather and nalgene so for cold.
The nalgene is indestructible.
I drink more frequently with the bladder.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby jetmom2 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:52 am

I find that I drink more using a combination: bottles in the side pocket of my pack with a hose attached to the top. From Camelback
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby Nathan C » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:17 am

Bladders are convenient to drink from but much less convenient to refill. I've made the switch to bottles, especially with a sawyer filter bottle. Simply scoop up water, put the lid on, and drink through the straw.


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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby Lefty » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:18 pm

I mostly use bladders , they dont make noise while hunting
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby gustafsj » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:37 am

Bladders with a sawyer inline filter. Takes the plastic taste out.


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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby Radf9760 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:11 am

Good old HDPE Nalgenes. They're half the weight of their Tritan counterparts and I trust the threads not to leak. I've never packed a full nalgene inside my bag or done the hot water bottle bit at night but I like knowing that I could should the need arise.

Bladders were wildly popular when I was in middle school and high school so I used them quite a bit. Had a lot of cheap ones leak, lots of frozen drink tubes. My Camelbak is good but it's a pain to fill and clean so it stays in the closet.

I loved my Geigerrig until I started using their inline filter and contracted some kind of 5-day screaming meemies that put me firmly back in the bottle camp.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby ScottH » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:46 pm

Doesn't sound like you would recommend a Geigerrig inline filter. I use their bladders and figured they would have a good filter also. Thanks for doing the filter test for us and saving us from what you experienced.
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Re: Bladder or Bottles

Postby Radf9760 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:14 pm

I hate to completely condemn Geigerrig because it could have been my fault - maybe I dunked the drink tube while filling the bag or something like that.

But yeah, my Geigerrig setup landed in the trash, hard to have perspective when you're worried you have the beaver fever.

I've read a lot of good things about using Sawyer Minis as inline filters. My Dad has a Sawyer Mini and we like it but it is slow as a bottle-filler; it's probably best as a gravity or inline solution.

I'm cheerfully living in the past with my Nalgenes and trusty Pur Hiker pump - works like champ.
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