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klean kanteen Climate Lock™ Vacuum Insulated bottles get rave reviews due to their high performance, Klean Design™, safe material construction and lifetime Strong-as-Steel Guarantee. Keeping drinks cold, up to 100 hours for our 64oz Insulated Classic, and hot, up to 14 hours for our 20oz Insulated Wide, sets them apart.

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The Insulated Wide 355ml.Leak proof Café Cap 2.0 is easy to drink from, clean and keeps liquids contained. Climate Lock™ double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot for 8 hours and iced for 24 hours!

The Insulated Wide...available in three sizes 592ml, 472ml and 355ml. They are all   the best stainless steel coffee mug solution for hot coffee, hot tea or your favourite iced drinks. Leak proof Café Cap 2.0 is easy to drink from and Climate Lock™ double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot for 14 hours and iced for 48 hours!

Climate Lock™ double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot for 10 hours and iced for 30 hours!

Platypus_Logo_1 Platypus Big Zipa Platypus Hoser Platypus soft bottles

For over 20 years, its simple, lightweight and flexible design have made the SoftBottle a classic. Still the lightest and most compact bottle they make, whether around the city or out on the trail, this flexible water bottle is your source for easy hydration.

When empty, the SoftBottle easily flattens and rolls up compactly, saving space. Bottle narrows at the middle to make it easy to hold. The SoftBottle is taste-free, as well as BPA-free, BPS-free, and phthalate-free.

Nothing makes hydration easier and more enjoyable than the taste-free Big Zip LP hydration system. Our premium water reservoir comes with an easy-to-clean, wide-mouth opening and a low-profile design that makes it easy to slip it into most backpacks...available in 1.5L, 2.0L and 3.0L sizes

 

The original Platypus water reservoir that became a backcountry classic, the Hoser is an ultralight, minimalist hydration system that delivers taste-free hydration with a versatile, durable design that makes it great for backpacking, thru-hiking, and day hikes...available in 1.0L, 1.8L and 3.0L sizes

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Camelbak eddyEnjoy spill-proof sipping at work or on the trail with the 0.75-liter CamelBak eddy® water bottle. 100% free of BPA, BPS and BPF.

 

Perfect for using in the car

Camelbak Chute Mag The versatile and well-loved Chute® bottle has been improved to feature a NEW magnetic top that easily stows the cap. Drink freely from the Chute® Mag thanks to an angled spout that provides a high flow of water without sloshing or spilling. It is still 100% free of BPA, BPS and BPF and now even better at keeping the cap out of the way for easy, one-handed drinking or pouring.

The CamelBak Kids' eddy® water bottle features a spill-resistant design and fun graphics to keep you and your kids happy. 100% free of BPA, BPS and BPF. Recommended for ages 3 - 8.

UP Runners bottle Titan 1lts

Lifeventue Tritan Flask Made from lightweight, tough Tritan® copolyester

Extremely strong with high impact resistance

Screw-on plastic lid with retaining loop

Translucent finish with measuring markers

BPA Free

Ultimate Performance Runners bottle Lightweight handheld bottle, excellent use for those that don't wish to wear a bottle belt but need something just to wet your whistle.

BPA free

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Because sometimes we have the opportunity to wild camp, or the weather is exceptionally warm....like now, to be able to filter water that we find out on the hills is a godsend!

 

This is were the MSR Trailshot comes into its own...but don't just take my word for it...

 

Julie Bell and her faithful companion Lottie, from Simply Strolling tested it out whilst she was in Snowdownia for a couple of days..

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Review of MSR Trail Shot

 

I was lucky enough to be bought a voucher for Crickhowell Adventure for Christmas which I’d earmarked for an MSR Trail Shot.

This summer it has really come into its own when I’m wild camping.

As I have a dog I have to carry extra kit anyway so any weight reduction is a boon. I am usually okay with drinking from high up streams but this summer has been so dry that even the rivers are more like trickles, water temps are rising and I just want the reassurance of knowing that I'm not going to get a dicky tum … or worse….. from being out and drinking from water sources.

Add to that the fact you can see larvae etc in some of the smaller streams I don’t see the point in chancing it!

That’s where the MSR Trail Shot comes in.

You can either drink straight from the water source through the mouth piece using the hand pump or “pump” the water into whatever you are carrying your water in.

I hate the taste of chlorine tablets so this is a happy middle ground for me and as I’ve been caught short with water in the baking temperatures this summer this has been fantastic just to have in my pack.

 

The pic is me coming down after camping in the Carneddau in July.

Why did I take it under Tryfan then?

Cose it looks cooler than just taking a pic in a place that could be anywhere, and we were about 1.5km away from the car still, in need of a drink and somewhere to cool off our feet, and paws.

 

Julie and Lottie

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