A variety of containers can be used to carry and store water in camp or city conditions. For example, hydraulic systems in a backpack, plastic and metal flasks or bottles, ordinary PET bottles familiar to us, and many other containers. Many companies offer their solutions in this area, including Primus, Nalgene and Klean Kanteen. They produce a fairly wide range of plastic, aluminum, steel bottles and flasks for water, in various shapes and capacities..
Comparison of Campus Primus, Nalgene and Klean Kanteen Camping Bottles, Performance, Functionality, Experience, Overview.
Below we will compare the working and consumer qualities of four bottles. They have been used in everyday and camping activities for more than a year. These are Nalgene Wide Mouth Everyday 1 liter plastic bottles, 0.6 L Nalgene MultiDrink and 0.6 liter Primus TrailBottle S / S stainless steel bottles and 1.2 L Klean Kanteen Wide.
All these bottles are designed to store and carry water or drinks during trips, travels, and sports. Or in any other daily activities. They can brew tea, coffee and herbal infusions. Unites them all with a wide throat. It allows you to use additional useful accessories with bottles. For example multifunctional covers or filters.
Easy to carry Primus, Nalgene and Klean Kanteen camping bottles.
There are no special problems with this. The sizes of a liter bottle of Nalgene are recognized almost as a world standard, so there is no particular problem to choose a suitable separate pouch for it. This is unless of course you want to carry the bottle inside a backpack or bag. In addition, most leading firms and manufacturers initially plan the outer and side pockets of their backpacks or bags for a liter Nalgene.
Well, where the Nalgene Wide Mouth Everyday fits into 1 liter, the Klean Kanteen Wide 1.2 liter also fits there. Although it is slightly larger in height. Accordingly, 0.6 liter Nalgene MultiDrink and 0.6 liter Primus TrailBottle S / S can be placed there. Here they are already smaller.
Tightness of bottles of Primus, Nalgene and Klean Kanteen while carrying.
All bottles have no problems with tightness. Established standard caps tighten tightly and do not leak. Problems may arise when using third-party covers or accessories. For example, the H2jO filter! Coffee Filter tightly wraps around the Klean Kanteen, but due to some thread mismatch, it will leak slightly. But if you flip a bottle of Klean Kanteen upside down.
But the bottle Nalgene MultiDrink something was overlooked in the design. Or there may be a reason in the materials used. But after some time, the check valve of the cover begins to leak. But only if the bottle is on its side or turned upside down. So when placing it inside a backpack or bag, this point must be taken into account.
Ease of drinking from Primus, Nalgene and Klean Kanteen bottles.
From Nalgene MultiDrink and Primus TrailBottle it is convenient to drink initially. On their regular cover, additional small-diameter exits closed by separate screw caps are already provided. With Nalgene Wide Mouth Everyday and Klean Kanteen Wide, things are a little more complicated. In principle, you can drink this way, but it is better to use some kind of additional accessory or a more suitable cover. It’s not difficult to find them now.
The convenience of brewing tea, coffee and herbal infusions in bottles of Primus, Nalgene and Klean Kanteen.
The easiest way to throw the tea leaves inside and pour boiling water. More difficult to use some kind of filter for brewing. In all bottles, this is convenient. Metal bottles have one not significant drawback; when filled with boiling water they become very hot. Therefore, you need to use some kind of tack, mitten or pre-wear a neoprene thermal cover on them.
Another drawback of metal bottles, which is already more significant, is their opaque walls and, as a consequence, the lack of a dimensional scale on them. This sometimes makes life a little difficult. Especially if you need to brew some certain amount of liquid or pour a certain amount of it to brew something in a separate container. For example porridge or soup and a foil bag.
General impressions of Primus, Nalgene and Klean Kanteen Camping Bottles.
On the side of the stainless steel bottles is great durability. On the side of the Tritan plastic bottles is a lot of functionality. For example, if you put a bottle near a fire in cold weather in order to warm the cold tea inside it, then the steel bottle will warm you up properly and remain intact. But plastic from heat can deform. Especially if it is not complete.
In general, all considered bottles are very convenient and practical. They fully justify the money spent on them. With proper operation, they will last more than one year. The wide throat of these bottles will allow you to choose various accessories for them and tailor them exactly to your needs and requirements.