Water Storage Containers
The best water storage containers, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 27, 2017. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Water Storage Container Reviews
GSI Outdoors Water Cube
A cost- and weight-effective way to carry a lot of H2O, works well enough, but there is room for improvement. A few days ago my wife and I ran into a not-so-little problem. We were on the road and had pulled out of a long-planned hiking trip in the Colorado Rockies due to a nasty weather forecast. So we decided to divert to Canyonlands and see if we could put together a nice hike there. We went online to check availability of backcountry campsites in the Needles sector of the NP and, it being prime… Full review
This double-insulated, 18/8 medical grade stainless steel growler (Miir describes its 64 oz. model as a growler and 32 oz. as howler, but it's the same construction) is phenomenal for maintaining cold temperature and carbonation. Miir claims both are maintained 24+ hours. I've not tested the limits of my Howler, but have observed temperature and carbonation maintained at 36 hours. While this growler may treat all liquids equal, my focus is solely on how it treats beer. I want the option of packing… Full review
Coleman Expandable Water Carrier - 5 Gallon
I used two Coleman Expandable Water Carriers (five gallon) to take with me on a camping trip in a conservation area where there was no sources of clean water, in August when it was extremely hot. I was really disappointed with the bags for several reasons. They are made of fairly thin plastic and "rolled around" in the back of my SUV while I was driving. They were difficult to fill with water at home and unwieldy when trying to carry or move them. They always rolled over onto the spigot no matter… Full review
Vapur Incognito Flexible Flask
Convenient, light, flexible, and covert way to carry drinks into the backcountry. Recommended for those looking for a way to bring adult beverages into the woods. I have used Vapur bottles in the past and enjoyed the opportunity to test a version of the bottles designed for adult beverages. Features I received two different Vapur bottles to test. One was the Vintage Flexible Wine Carrier and the other was this Incognito Flexible Flask. My review of the Flexible Wine Carrier can be found by clicking… Full review
Vapur Vintage Wine Carrier
Convenient, light, and flexible way to carry drinks into the backcountry. Recommended for anyone looking to bring some of the comforts of home into the woods. I have used Vapur bottles in the past and enjoyed the opportunity to test a version of the bottles designed for adult beverages. Features: I received two different Vapur bottles to test. One was this Vintage Flexible Wine Carrier and the other was the Incognito Flexible Flask. Both bottles came with a bottle pourer to help transfer wine… Full review
Seattle Sports Puffer Jug
Packs down fairly flat, doesn't take up much room in my pack. Has holes at three corners good for hanging when you have nothing handy to set it on or tying to outside of pack. Handy spout, same as large hard containers, for cleaning, cooking, filling. Have used in my base camp for three different outings. Works great, and has not punctured yet. I use the three holes to hang the container from limbs, when I don't have something handy to set it on, for a handy elevated position. I fill the container… Full review
Innate Aqueduct Water Systems
This is a useful water storage collapsable container for alpine climbers, backpackers, rafters, surfers, or large group campling trips. Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from Innate, this review is independently written. I have used the Innate Aqueduct Water Transporter on a number of camping, climbing, and river trips in the last year. It is very well made and the only durability concerns I have seen are the glued/welded seam on the bottom. I haven’t had any leaks, however I… Full review
I received this portable water container with a capacity of 5 gallons and designed out of plastic, as a gift. I have used this product for a couple of years. It finally started leaking at one of the seams 2 months ago and I had to dispose of it. The handles work great when carrying the container full. I used it for campsite duties only and on all car camping trips. It does great for water storage for that purpose, but I would not use it for other camping purposes beyond that. The only thing I did… Full review
Platypus Water Tank
Years ago, I can't remember how long ago it was, I purchased a Platypus that held 4 liters and had a full zip closure on the top. It served me well for at least 6 years but slowly over that time it became increasingly hard to close the zip as it seems the plastic became stiff. But I like the product enough to buy the new one. It seems to be made of a softer and more flexible type of material. I take the 4 liter size as it allows me to go further and longer between fill ups and I converted it to… Full review
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