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Comments about REI Nalgene Wide-Mouth Loop-Top Water Bottle - 16 fl. oz.:
This is a great all purpose water bottle. I use it for everyday and for hiking. These things are the Hondas/Toyotas of water bottles, they will last forever, or close to it. I still have my old ones from a decade ago and would still be using them had I not needed to replace them with the newer BPA-free ones. There is no plasticky taste.
The 16 oz bottle is small enough to fit in most cup holders, it fits in all our cars' cup holders. The 32 oz bottle is too wide for the cars, I use this size for hiking as it fits fine in any of our packs. The 32 oz is also a good size for the gym.
I bought this smaller 16 oz bottle mainly to replace my 8 yr old daughter's Nalgene OTF (On-The-Fly) Bottle, because the metal ring on her OTF bottle (which helps to keep the cap closed) broke off after 4-5 months of use. The lid on the OTF is more prone to popping open without the metal ring in place so this rendered the bottle useless. As a result, I'm avoiding this type of bottle from now on. Before the OTF bottle, she had used the Camelbak Better Water Bottle with Bite Valve & Straw (the predecessor to their current Eddy line water bottles). I decided not to go back to this valve/straw style of water bottle because I hated the gunk that would gradually accumulate inside the straw and wanted one less thing to deal with. I've phased out most of valve/straw type bottles, I only have one left which I use in the car because I feel it is safer to sip water from a straw when I'm driving (rather than having to tilt my head to drink from a regular non-straw water bottle).
The 16 oz Nalgene is around 2.5 inches wide, perfect size for smaller hands to hold. The 32 oz Nalgene is around 3.5 inches wide, which is a little harder for me to hold with one hand (petite hands) especially when it is full, but it shouldn't be a problem for anyone with larger hands. I love how Nalgene's lids are attached to the bottle so you won't accidentally drop it or lose it. No worries about losing the lid when you take that water break on a hiking trail, or getting it covered in dirt if you drop it. The bottle opening on the 16 oz bottle is still wide enough for you to throw some regular sized ice cubes into it.
I just wanted to add that the standard wide mouth lid on the 32 oz bottle is ~2.5 inches wide. The lid on the 16 oz bottle is ~2 inches wide. And the narrow mouth lid is ever smaller. You can easily find replacement lids for the standard wide mouth and standard narrow mouth. I haven't seen the 2" wide lid for the 16oz bottle, however I don't think it will be a problem. I have _never_ had to replace a lid on any of my Nalgene bottles, have never broken one or accidentally ruined one in the bottom rack of the dishwasher (because I hand wash all my bottles).
Besides the Camelbak bite valve/straw bottles, I also have a bunch of the Camelbak classic water bottles (in all 3 sizes). These Camelbak bottles are fine, but I always find myself returning to the Nalgene bottles with their attached lids. The Camelbak lid has a hard molded loop which is not as comfortable to hold as the "flexible" loop on the Nalgene bottles. The loop on these Nalgene bottles make it easier to carry/attach the bottle to a carabiner without the bottle sitting at an awkward angle.
You can't go wrong with the basic Nalgene water bottles. I try different ones and always find myself coming back to the basic Nalgene bottle. I have the 16 oz and 32 oz size. I can't comment on the huge 48 oz size since I don't have that one. The only improvement I can think of would be to offer a 20-22 oz capacity bottle with similar small footprint (to fit cup holders) because that extra 4+ ounces can make a difference.
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