Bindle Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Bindle Bottle  water bottle

Specs

Price MSRP: $39.00
Liquid capacity 24 fl oz
Storage compartment 3.3" H x 3.2" W
Material 18/8 food-grade stainless steel (BPA-free)

Reviews

A big bottle which will keep your drink cold. And…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Trailspace Top 25 Reviewer of the Year award)

Summary

A big bottle which will keep your drink cold. And then there's the "secret" compartment.

Pros

  • Solidly built
  • Excellent temperature control
  • Comfortable handle for carrying
  • That secret stash compartment

Cons

  • It's a bit heavy

I was looking forward to trying out the Bindle Bottle, so when it arrived a couple of weeks ago, I wasted no time in giving it a try.
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This hefty insulated bottle comes in two sizes—a 20-oz size and a 24-oz size (which is what I am reviewing). Upon opening the top lid for the first time, it didn't look big enough to fit 24 oz of water. But I used a pyrex measuring cup to test it a couple of times, and it does indeed hold 24 oz.

The insulating properties are excellent. On a couple of recent warm-weather day hikes, I filled it with cold water plus a few ice cubes to keep it cool. After a couple of hours of driving to the trailhead, and several hours of walking and sipping from it often, there was still a LOT of ice in the water, and it stayed cold until I emptied it.


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We've all had those bottles where the lid handle or strap, can be uncomfortable to carry for very long. This handle is fairly ergonomic, and I had no qualms about carrying it all day long. The Bindle is also pretty sturdy. On my second hike with it in the Sierra, I accidentally knocked over and it went rolling down some granite and bounced to a stop. No dents or scratches... just a little dirt. The lid fits nice and tight with no leaks.


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The special sauce in the Bindle though, is the small storage compartment on the bottom. The storage lid unscrews easily, and there is a little room for a few items. I had hoped it would be big enough to hold a tube of Nuun hydration tablets, but it just wasn't quite enough. But I found an old prescription bottle which fit the tablets perfectly, and it did the trick.


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My only negative (slight) is, that at at a little over a pound empty, it is a bit heavy, and some might not want to hand carry it for a long period of time. The sleek black matte finish looks very cool, and the Bindle has become my go-to water bottle for work and trail.

Experience

I have used it on a couple of warm-weather early summer Sierra hikes, and at work as well. I even used it while working with a one-hundred voice choir, preparing for the consecration of our new Bishop (that's got to be a Trailspace first)!

FlipNC

Thanks for reviewing this. I haven't really tried mine out much yet due to how heavy it is.


5 months ago
FlipNC

Although somehow I've managed to misthread the bottom part just playing around with it today and the two pieces won't set quite right any more.


5 months ago
David Link

Aw man, that's a drag!


5 months ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for letting us know how the bottle is working out, David.


5 months ago

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