When I go hiking in Europe, I usually take simple plastic one-way bottles form the supermarket. They are cheap, I can have two so that the weight is balanced left and right, I can have 2×0.5L, 2×0.75L, 2×1.0L, or 2×1.5L. When I think they are dirty, I just return them in a store and buy new ones.
Going to Nepal, there are a few important differences:
- I might want to fill boiling water in a bottle and have it in my sleeping bag for the cold night.
- Nepal deals by far not as good with waste as Germany does.
Hence I want a bottle with the following characteristics:
- Temperature Resistance: Boiling water does not damage the bottle
- Watertight: I don't want to have a wet sleeping bag.
- Glass: It's just too heavy. And it can break too easily
- Plastic: Super lightweight, durable. Might have problems with boiling water.
- Metal: You can use it to boil water inside! But keep in mind that you might need to touch it.
- Size of opening: The wider, the easier it might be to fill. But the easier you spill.
|CamelBak Eddy||18.50 EUR||Plastic||1 L||198 g||Straw, Double-walled|
|Nalgene Everyday||9.50 EUR||Plastic||1 L||159 g|
|PureDesign||29.00 EUR||Metal||1 L||222 g|
|Salewa Alu||15.00 EUR||Metal||1 L||145 g||rather not|