Ohyo – Collapsible Drinking Bottle

The Wife is a particularly bad user of bottled water. We must have 10 perfectly good reusable bottles in our cupboard, but she still feels the need to purchase a litre of some posh french water whenever she drives anywhere. It drives me potty, so I am trying to stash the handy compressed Ohyo bottles shown above in her car as an aide-memoir to save the planet.

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Camelbak – Groove Tritan Insulated Bottle

I really want to love this, I think it’s great that companies are getting on board with bottles that are re-useable and have filters. I like the mix of city slick styling with outdoorsy elements and because I love my old trusty bladder style Camelbak so much I just don’t want to believe that the same company could make something with such an annoying flaw.

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Sigg – Wide Mouth Sport Bottle

And the best bit? – a ‘wide mouth’. My cleaning problem is solved. It has a dual screw top. The larger for filling and therefore supremely easy cleaning. The smaller, ‘sports cap’ screws into that. It also has a lock, easy to open and close with teeth and mouth (when in car for example). Daily rinses and a weekly run through the dishwasher make me very happy.

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Platypus – Origin 9 Hydration Pack

Platypus have made the Origin pack in waterproof materials and it’s sold with a “waterproof” sales label. My test pack would certainly hold off hard rain for a few hours, but unfortunately was supplied with a tear through the pack material at the upper lashtab, so did leak somewhat through there. It looks to be damage caused when they applied the Waterproof label, which is sort of ironic…

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Sigg, Kleen Kanteen & Aladdin – Water bottle comparison

Recently I’ve been getting ever-louder disapproving ‘tuts’ from friends, suggesting that water in plastic bottles is a very, very naughty purchase these days and I’m not eco-aware. It must have had a subconscious effect because I realised recently I actually have a growing and very well-used collection of water bottles by the kitchen sink. Here’s a comparison of bottles from SIGG, Kleen Kanteen and Aladdin.

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