Monday, August 22, 2011

Gear Review - Leave No Trace Nalgene Bottle

When the new Leave No Trace Nalgene bottles were added to the store I was skeptical to say the least. It wasn't so much the bottle itself, rather it was the lid and closing mechanism. I was thinking I'd break it before it even left the house on it's first outing.

However, much to my surprise the bottle not only held up on its first trip, but managed to survive almost 100 miles of rafting this summer. I took two bottles on three different trips - the Upper San Juan, the Rio Chama and the Dolores without incident. Let me say that raft trips are notoriously hard on equipment. Boats are heavy, they run into one another, things get dropped, etc. However, these bottles held up to the challenge, and are still going strong. The lid easily accepts a carabiner and holds tight under all conditions (at least the conditions I tested...).

Needless to say, I'm giving the Leave No Trace Nalgene bottle two thumbs up. If you don't already have one and are in the market for a new bottle, I say go for it.

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