Why The Nalgene Is The Best All-Purpose Reusable Water Bottle

Why The Nalgene Is The Best All-Purpose Reusable Water Bottle

🎶Me and my Nalgene sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G 🎶

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If you’re reading this, there is a 100% chance you drink water, which means you’re probably in need of a vessel in which to carry water to-and-fro.


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Great news! I’m tried give or take one bazillion water bottle brands and am ready to announce my favorite. Drumroll please……..


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I know I told you in the headline, but……….the click to reveal photo was just too fun to pass up. Please let me live.

Nalgenes are light and so easy to carry around. Whether you’re hiking, strolling through town, throwing one in your backpack, or just hanging around the house, they’re a joy to bring along.

They come in a ton of sizes, colors, and weights, so there is truly a Nalgene for everyone. Feelin’ mega-thirsty? Try this mondo one. Need a light bottle for backpacking? Here’s a Nalgene *just* for that purpose. Simply want something cute? Look at these adorable bottles below!


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Get them from REI: the blue bottle on the left for $11.95 and the cactus bottle on the right for $11.95

The screw-top lids never fail and the BPA-free and dishwasher-safe plastic is nice and durable. I can admittedly be extremely clumsy and have yet to crack a ‘gene.


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I’m not the only one who swears by the Nalgene — check out these promising reviews!

“I grew up using Nalgenes in the ’80s and ’90s for backpacking and had no idea they’d improved so much. No plastic taste, easy to drink from and clean, leak-proof, lightweight, BPA-free. I ended up ordering another and find these so much easier to use than my older higher-tech bottles.” —Paddler

“What can I say, great water bottle to stick in your backpack. Never has a funky smell or taste. I love that it doubles as a measuring ‘cup’ while camping. I threw some stickers on there to make it personalized and I’m ready to go. No complaints.” —Jmarie

“I take a couple of these on any backpacking, or hiking trip I take. They hold plenty of water, and fit perfectly in the pockets of a couple of my day/multi-day packs. They also hold up pretty well to the elements, from being dropped, or knocked around.” —J P P

Metal bottles have their place. So do glass ones! Reducing disposable plastic waste is really the end goal, so get there how you want. But for an all-purpose, go-to bottle at an unbeatable price? I’d be remiss not to recommend the Nalgene!


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So what are you waiting for, water-lovers? Get a 32-ounce bottle ($11.95 at REI, $10.99 at Amazon), a 48-ounce bottle ($13.95 at REI, $11.99 at Amazon), or check out all of REI and Amazon’s sweet, sweet Nalgene options!


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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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