Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth HDPE
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $5
Best Nalgene bang for your buck and it is indestructible! I use this to carry water, make tea, as a counterweight, the list goes on forever. Love the wide because it is easier to make tea or filter water than the narrow mouth.
I switched to using these instead of the Lexan bottles because I decided it's better to be safe than sorry with the whole bisphenol A thing and HDPE has been around quite a while without apparent problems.
Overall I am happy with them even though they admittedly aren't as cool looking as the Lexan version. One advantage they have is that they weigh less than the Lexan. However, water stored in them for too long can start to taste slightly like plastic when the bottles are new; this seems to mostly go away after a few washes.
I am also not sure if it is OK to put boiling water in them like people do with the Lexan bottles (although given the questions about the safety of BPA it probably isn't such a good idea to do that) but for me that isn't a real issue since I have never been one to put hot water in the bottles.
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Made of durable HDPE (BPA Free). Comes with a standard 63mm loop-top cap. Round for easy storage. Dishwasher safe (top rack). Also available with the vintage mountain lion logo that graced Nalgene Bottles from the past.
Lightweight bottle is ideal for carrying water while walking or hiking. Made of high-density polyethylene, which is semi-rigid and lightweight. Wide mouth makes it easy to fill. Loop-top keeps cap handy. Polyethylene is 100% BPA free.
This is the bottle that put Nalgene on the map. And after all these years it is still our best seller. Its design appears simple but there are over fifty years of manufacturing experience that go into creating a super durable, Leakproof bottle that is guaranteed for life. Graduations help you keep track of your fluid intake or serve as a useful guideline when mixing up a beverage in your Nalgene. Most backpacks have a pocket on the side to hold a bottle and those pockets were designed to accommodate a Nalgene bottle because hikers have trusted Nalgene for over twenty years.
- Ramsey Outdoor
This wide mouth bottle from Nalgene features: --Made of durable HDPE. --Comes with standard 63mm loop top cap. --Round for easy storage. --Dishwasher safe (top rack). --Sturdy and reliable. --Withstands temperatures from -100 C (-148 F) to 120 C (248 F). --32 ounce capacity.
- Appalachian Outdoors