User Review: Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan
Price Paid: $10
I recently replaced all my ancient Lexan Nalgene bottles after reports about the effect of BPA. I hope BPA isn't too bad because I have been dumping boiling water into my Nalgene bottles for years. Nalgene's Lexan bottles have been a mainstay of mine for years. They are indestructible, don't impart any weird taste, are very easy to clean, and it's hard to lose the top because it is attached to the bottle.
The new bottles have the same wide mouth and the same attached cap. They are also made out of a hard clear plastic that can deal with hot water and freezing temperatures, and which does not appear to affect the taste of the water or other liquids it carries. I found that this bottle weighs somewhat more than a comparable Lexan bottle, and I have no idea whether this new material will last as well as Lexan.
The main competitor for bottles appears to be Camelbak. One of the Camelbak tops has a convenient spout that flips shut - but I don't think this can be used in cold weather as it's too narrow and looks like it would freeze. The more plain Camelbak tops both have a convenient hard plastic loop that could attach to a pack with a carabiner - but these tops are still not attached to the bottle when unscrewed.
A nice, safe substitute for my old favorite. I can't give it five stars until I thoroughly abuse this bottle with boiling water and years of impact on the rocks.