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flexible canteens

Post by thesupercroc » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:55 am

Hey ZS I am wondering if any one has used these canteens or you like them.

If so what do you think of them?
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Re: flexible canteens

Post by aa1pr » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:55 pm

If they are like the USGI 2qt bladder canteens they are prone to developing small pinholes over time.

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Re: flexible canteens

Post by wolf_from_wv » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:53 pm

aa1pr wrote:If they are like the USGI 2qt bladder canteens they are prone to developing small pinholes over time.
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Post by ODA 226 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:57 pm

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aa1pr wrote:If they are like the USGI 2qt bladder canteens they are prone to developing small pinholes over time.
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I've carried the 2 quart bladder in just about any condition you can think of ( even jumped them full of water) and never had one develop a hole.
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Re: flexible canteens

Post by wolf_from_wv » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:00 pm

I've had one that had a small hole in it.
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Re: flexible canteens

Post by smallthunder » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:17 pm

Used one. Will never use another.

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Post by thesupercroc » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:30 pm

smallthunder wrote:Used one. Will never use another.
Oh if i may ask way is that?
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Re: flexible canteens

Post by BullOnParade » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:33 pm

thesupercroc wrote:
smallthunder wrote:Used one. Will never use another.
Oh if i may ask way is that?
I too, am curious as to why.

IMO - at three bucks, if you're putting an order in anyways, add one to the cart. Check your shipping before and after, if it goes up, say screw it, if the shipping doesn't change, wait 'til you get it and give us a gear review. If you don't like it, put the dogs water in it.
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Re: flexible canteens

Post by bltjr1951 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:55 pm

I got one in a mixed ebay buy.
I've got 2qt canteens too. I like the 2qt, don't like the 1qt.
It just feels too soft, like a balloon full of water. Have to hold it just right when drinking or water will gush out.
But, if you were to leave it in pouch or pack with a H2O straw tube attached to it, it might work great. Seen some on sites that way.
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Post by BullOnParade » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:58 pm

I assume the advantage they're going for with these is a canteen that can be crushed to minimize on wasted space when it's not in use? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: flexible canteens

Post by Oguruma » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:03 pm

I would either go for a normal hard canteen, or a platypus... I have seen those flexible ones get small holes in them.

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Post by wyominglostandfound » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:14 pm

like this?....

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Re: flexible canteens

Post by slingstone » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:10 pm

OR these:
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I prefer the Nalgene over the Platypus because they mate with my water filter and are much easier to clean.

Nalgene does not offer them in the narrow mouth/canteen dimensions, though.

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Post by Gyrfalcon » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:16 pm

Nalgene does not offer them in the narrow mouth/canteen dimensions, though.

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Post by bltjr1951 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:50 pm

BullOnParade wrote:I assume the advantage they're going for with these is a canteen that can be crushed to minimize on wasted space when it's not in use? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
"This one is made to flex or collapse as water is consumed. When empty, stash it and use the space for other gear, ammo or rations. Soft and pliable, it reduces injuries when landing on your side. Reduces noise of sloshing water of half-full canteens."**

** Info from BQM site, showing canteen. Not my wording.
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Post by Hoppy » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:04 pm

bltjr1951 wrote:
"This one is made to flex or collapse as water is consumed. When empty, stash it and use the space for other gear, ammo or rations. Soft and pliable, it reduces injuries when landing on your side. Reduces noise of sloshing water of half-full canteens."

water doesnt compress. falling on a full one of these canteens probibly = ruptured canteen. = wet you :oops:
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Post by smallthunder » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:07 pm

thesupercroc wrote:
smallthunder wrote:Used one. Will never use another.
Oh if i may ask way is that?
Holes and doesn't hold up well.

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Post by Crimson Phoenix » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:45 pm

Got a pair assuming you could crush them down when empty, but I warn you, the plastic will crease and that worries me since those creases form a point of weakness where the plastic can fail in the future. Unlike the flexibility of the 2qt canteens which I already own and don't worry much at all about, the plastic of these seems more rigid than I expected. I've already got a set of hard 1qt canteens with NBC valves, so I'm not really all that upset over the other set of collapsible ones for the price I paid.

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Post by elkhills » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:53 pm

slingstone wrote:OR these:
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I prefer the Nalgene over the Platypus because they mate with my water filter and are much easier to clean.

Nalgene does not offer them in the narrow mouth/canteen dimensions, though.
How tough are those things? Say, compared to a platy?

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Post by Woods Walker » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:05 pm

I don’t like the 2 quart USGI flexible canteens as everyone I tried makes the water taste like plastic when hot. I have both the Nalgene and Platy bags and like them. Use them both in the BOB and for camping because the wide mouth is easier to work in winter and runs with the MSR filter. The Platy gets the nod too as it works with my Frontier Pro and is more packable. I have all the sizes of Nalgene bags but use the 96 oz the most for in camp. It’s getting beaten up however I am not kind to gear items like these. Guessing maybe it will last another season. I have worked though Platy bags and Camelbaks in a few years too. I don't know anything about the one the OP is asking about.
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Post by thesupercroc » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:07 pm

bltjr1951 wrote:I got one in a mixed ebay buy.
I've got 2qt canteens too. I like the 2qt, don't like the 1qt.
It just feels too soft, like a balloon full of water. Have to hold it just right when drinking or water will gush out.
But, if you were to leave it in pouch or pack with a H2O straw tube attached to it, it might work great. Seen some on sites that way.
Some thing like this?
Woods Walker wrote:I don’t like the 2 quart USGI flexible canteens as everyone I tried makes the water taste like plastic when hot. I have both the Nalgene and Platy bags and like them. Use them both in the BOB and for camping because the wide mouth is easier to work in winter and runs with the MSR filter. The Platy gets the nod too as it works with my Frontier Pro and is more packable. I have all the sizes of Nalgene bags but use the 96 oz the most for in camp. It’s getting beaten up however I am not kind to gear items like these. Guessing maybe it will last another season. I have worked though Platy bags and Camelbaks in a few years too. I don't know anything about the one the OP is asking about.
Yea the plastic water taste is not the best. but the USGI 2 quart canteen do make a ok pillow.

Do you know of any of the Nalgene or Platy bags that will work well with the USGI 1 quart canteen pouch?
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Post by Woods Walker » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:17 pm

thesupercroc wrote: Do you know of any of the Nalgene or Platy bags that will work well with the USGI 1 quart canteen pouch?
Maybe the 34 oz Nalgene or Platy but have not tried it with my standard ALICE or Molle canteen holders. Personally if using those I would go with a Nalgene Oasis hard canteen but that's just me.
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Re: flexible canteens

Post by thesupercroc » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:11 am

Woods Walker wrote:
thesupercroc wrote: Do you know of any of the Nalgene or Platy bags that will work well with the USGI 1 quart canteen pouch?
Maybe the 34 oz Nalgene or Platy but have not tried it with my standard ALICE or Molle canteen holders. Personally if using those I would go with a Nalgene Oasis hard canteen but that's just me.
ok i will have to look in to that.
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