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Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth Sustain Water Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars
photo: Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth Sustain Water Bottle water bottle
Version reviewed: 32 oz Wide Mouth Glow Green

Nalgene 32 Ounce Wide Mouth Glow in the Dark (green) water bottle:


  • Indestructible
  • GLOWS in the dark
  • Wide mouth
  • Good in winter camping
  • Good for hiking


  • The blue Glow in the Dark is rare
  • Not for use at -40° below expeditions



I don't know how to get the camera to show glow in the dark.


  • 32 oz (1 Liter?)


  • Green
  • Blue (these are very hard to find)

Ease of Use

Can open with mittens on. Has a leash on the bottle top so you don't lose it.

Water purification filters and Steripen work with it.


  • BPA-free
  • Glow in the dark
  • Wide Top with leash - you can torque it down for a good seal

Construction & Durability

I dropped one over 50 feet down the ledge and it wasn't cracked, chipped, or leaked. Maybe this only happens in the White Mountains of New Hampshire? I never found the water bottle that I dropped in the snow on Chimney Ledge on Mt Katahdin in Maine. And it was a glow in the dark model too. If you find it please send it to me.


  • Summer: Put in iced tea and freeze the bottle in your freezer then put it in your water bottle caddy or parka, so you will have ice cold iced tea halfway up climbing Mount Osceola.
  • Spring: Fill with spring water and place 2 or 3 bottles in your pack—don't get dehydrated.
  • Fall: They glow in the dark—any ideas?
  • Winter: Winter camping, put these in your water bottle caddy or parka.


Fill your bottle with your boiled snow. Then place the hot water bottle neath the covers in your sleeping bag so the bag will be warm and cozy when you get to sleep later.

The Glow in the Dark bottle is very convenient in the long dark nights during winter. No fumbling around for your lamp or flashlight when you need a drink.


Hunersdorff Water Bottle 1.0 Liter — works even better in below zero conditions. These don't glow in the dark though. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9.50 on sale

Version reviewed: 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan

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.

Price Paid: $10

Version reviewed: 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan

Best water bottle period!


  • Multiple sizes
  • Multiple colors
  • SAFE
  • Sustainable
  • Made in USA
  • NO BPA, BPS, Phthalate
  • Multiple uses


  • Heavy if you are counting every ounce

This is the only water bottle brand me and my family uses for everything. We have about 6 or 7 floating around the house. Saving the environment, we never buy bottled water anymore. This water bottle is compatible with my MSR water filter system.

I use this bottle hiking. I also have found another use for it! Before I go to bed when camping I fill it with boiling water and put it in the foot of my sleeping bag, instant heater that keeps me warm all night. Sometimes I lie on my side in my sleeping bag and put the warm bottle on my lumbar area of my back and it helps relieve tension and back pain after a long day of hiking.

I never go to work without it and my boys never leave home without one. 
My family's collection of Nalgene bottles 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9

Version reviewed: 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan

A classic.


  • Does what is needed
  • BPA Free

Unless you are doing a Camelbak, 32oz is the largest volume water carrier you can get and Nalgene is top of the heap.

A solid bottle with a great cap to prevent leaks. Most bottles also come with a a graphic to show you how much water is left, important for hot days in the desert.

My only complaint is that the cap doesn't do so well with multiple trips through the dishwasher. A small complaint and easily rectified as you can buy replacement caps, but overall this is a workhorse of water systems. 

Source: bought it new

Version reviewed: 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan

Best water bottle on the market. For daily drinking or hiking, camping, or picnicking you can't go wrong.


  • Not too pricey
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Won't break when you drop it

I use two on backpacking trips. I have never had a problem with carrying them. Other bottles seem to fall out of my pack. But not these, and the wide mouth fits any pump style system.

I use two of them to even my pack load out. I have dropped one off a cliff about 30 or more feet. And it did't break! I've busted Camelbak bottles dropping them at home.

Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $5 each

Version reviewed: 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan

These Nalgene water bottles are the best I have ever used they are tough & durable. I have dropped them down stairs on rocks they have let them freeze by accident in the winter and in the freezer for that ice cold drink on the trail I have thawed them out by the fire. All with no repercussions of the structural integrity of the bottle there just like a Timex “they tack a licking but keep on ticking“ if you remember that commercial.

These are great for drinking out of, water storage, drink mix’s and even dry storage. You cant beet the usefulness of these bottles.

I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Price Paid: $5

Version reviewed: 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan

Great bottle. Own multiple.


  • Strong
  • Great size
  • Closes tight

Great strong water bottles. Nearly indestructible. Love them for backpacking and just about anything.

Source: bought it new

Version reviewed: 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan

I have several of the wide and narrow mouth bottles. I think these things are indestructible! I even ran over one with my jeep and saw no damage at all. Well worth the $10!

Price Paid: $10

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Price MSRP: $15.99
Current Retail: $13.94-$23.99
Historic Range: $5.97-$23.99
Reviewers Paid: $5.00-$10.00
Material Tritan Renew (derived from 50% waste plastic)
Lid Type Wide Mouth
Bottle Volume 32 oz
Cap Diameter 2.5 in / 63 mm
Diameter 3.5 in / 89 mm
Weight 6.25 oz / 177.25 g
Height 8.25 in / 21cm
Price Historic Range: $9.80
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