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altano
03-02-2009, 07:46 AM
I just had my Poland spring water bottle fall out of my ID for the 90th time. Is there something that fits securely in the water bottle pocket and won't fall out immedtiately upon breaking out into anything more than a brisk walk?

It's like this pocket is taunting me...

Seesul
03-02-2009, 09:25 AM
While we're on this topic, why doesn't SOMEONE make a narrow, small water bottle? None of the ones currently on the market will fit a narrow pocket (like a plastic water bottle will). When in a place that has a place to fill the smaller ones, it makes a bag heavy to carry around a load of water. I personally care 8 oz. and the smaller (12 oz.) metal bottles all have wide bottoms, so that they won't fit into most pockets.

My suggestion for securing the bottles would be to add the O ring inside the pocket, where you could attach a bottle clip. It might still fall out, but if it does, it won't fall to the ground. I solved that problem with my purse/backpack that way. I also hold my hard glasses case in that way.

Another tip: If you want to make the O rings easier to use, or to put more lanyards and/or clips on them, attach a metal O key ring to them. My (ACE) hardware store sells them in various sizes.

backpack
03-02-2009, 10:02 AM
Some outdoor gear places sell straps with a little rubber ring at the end.
The rubber ring fits the top of plastic water bottles.

After fitting the bottle with the strap, you can then attach the strap to the side strap of your ID,

Below are pictures of bottle carry strap/ring, some even have carabiner clips.

http://www.amazon.com/Bluewave-Accessories-28mm-Bottle-Carry/dp/B000ZHI7MG/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&m=A1F1FCV3BXK3TW&s=generic&qid=1236013444&sr=1-26

http://www.amazon.com/Bottle-Holders-Aluminum-Carabiner-Attachments/dp/B000YH402I/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t


You could also check stores like Target or the drugstores near you, some grocery stores might even have them.

autumnmist
03-02-2009, 10:13 AM
While we're on this topic, why doesn't SOMEONE make a narrow, small water bottle? None of the ones currently on the market will fit a narrow pocket (like a plastic water bottle will). When in a place that has a place to fill the smaller ones, it makes a bag heavy to carry around a load of water. I personally care 8 oz. and the smaller (12 oz.) metal bottles all have wide bottoms, so that they won't fit into most pockets.


Is a Klean Kanteen (I have the 27 oz) too wide? It's not as small as a disposable bottle but it's a lot more narrow than a Nalgene.

I hope Klean Kanteens fit in the Brain Bag pockets!!! (I don't have a BB yet but I'm planning to get one)

tommylane
03-02-2009, 11:13 AM
I have the Klean Kanteen 27oz bottle. Let me know if it fits in the Brain Bag mesh pocket when you get it. I'm planning on eventually getting a Brain Bag but find myself always wishing it had side pockets for water bottles.

MagicTiki
03-02-2009, 06:08 PM
I just had my Poland spring water bottle fall out of my ID for the 90th time. Is there something that fits securely in the water bottle pocket and won't fall out immedtiately upon breaking out into anything more than a brisk walk?

It's like this pocket is taunting me...

Are you tightening up the cinch straps? I lug bottles of water in mine all the time and have never had this problem.

BigMikeD.
03-13-2009, 06:09 PM
I have the Klean Kanteen 27oz bottle. Let me know if it fits in the Brain Bag mesh pocket when you get it. I'm planning on eventually getting a Brain Bag but find myself always wishing it had side pockets for water bottles.
I just got a Brain Bag today and the Klean Kanteen 18oz. Sport-top bottles fit easily inside the small zippered pockets. autumnmist also posted a pic in another thread (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?p=10665#post10665) with what appears to be the 27 oz bottle in the mesh section. It would be a tight fit inside the pocket, but I think it might work.