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recommendations for collapsible bottle

Could I get recommendations from you wonderful travelers for a light weight collapsible water bottle? Needs to have a ring or hook to attack to my backpack. There are a lot of products out there and trying to sort through it all is confusing.
Thank you,

Posted by
1633 posts

I have had good luck with Platypus bottles. There are several models that have a clip. I would suggest finding one that has a screw on cap (not a push/pull cap) as they are less prone to leaking.

Posted by
455 posts

Vapurs are fine, at least no leaks or problems in several years' use. Roll-up-able plastic with carabiners & both screw-off & pull-up caps. Sometimes awkward when only part full - pliant equals squooshy.

Posted by
3789 posts

I have Playtpus also. You can buy alternate tops, but I haven't had problems with the pull/push mouth piece. . Same partly full problem as with Vapors.
Somewhere I also found a collar that clipped to a bottle neck. it had a caribiner attached for what you want. However, it was sometimes big for the smaller bottles. For storage, I like the simple no attachment bottles with the collar to attach or not.
I started using rigid bottles that were smaller and fit into my purse better, but have forgotten too many on the planes. Going back to my Platypus.

Posted by
202 posts

I've been through a couple of Vapurs. Each lasted about three years. I just got a HyrdaPak. The material is a little sturdier than a Vapur, but it is top-heavy so you need to be careful with it on table tops, tray tables, etc.

Posted by
104 posts

Thank you all very much. I had not heard of Vapurs, but had the others, so thank you all very much for the recommendations- have a medical issue that needs constant hydration.

Posted by
1741 posts

One of my worst travel days was the one when I realized I'd left my Platypus in the refrigerator of our apartment!