Sending Huge Days with a Light Rack is often about packing smarter gear that saves weight, time, money, clutter, or some combination of those four attributes. With this trade you’ll save money and weight over a Nalgene bottle by using a twist-close repurposed sport drink bottle. You’ll save time since you can open and close the bottle with one hand, or even just your teeth, making it much easier to use (and less likely to spill) while on route than a bottle like a Nalgene. And you’ll save clutter in your pack, gear bin, or home, by not needing to store and carry several old Nalgene-type bottles. The volume of water is a little bit less (24oz vs 33oz) but the weight difference is 147 grams! (that’s the weight of 2 Snickers bars and a GU packet). Other advantages to this bottle:
- You can crush it down to save space once it’s empty.
- You don’t mind chucking it in the recycle bin when you big climb or trip is over, and it’s not a big deal if you lose or drop it.
- You can buy them virtually anywhere, so you don’t need to plan ahead and pack another item from home when you travel.