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    Water bottle recommendation?

    I'm looking for a tiny, reusable, uninsulated water bottle. I already have a Pod insulated bottle that holds 6.7 ounces, that I got after a discussion on this forum and its great. But I'd like something smaller and lighter (preferably a Lexan or other hard plastic) and holding no more than 8 ounces. I'd like to be able to slip it into a small purse, so thinner and somewhat taller is better than short and squat.

    I'm guessing I will likely have to look at bottles targeted towards toddlers, as adult bottles always seem to be 16 ounces plus.

    Any leads on vendors of small bottles?
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    If you want it around 8oz and thin, I guess you could always go with a more 'adult' approach:

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    Seriously though, I haven't tried them, but I have seen Memobottles recommended, you might want to check their options as they sound like pretty much what you're asking for. Flat, non-insulated, plastic:

    https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/1...eb_12706723011

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    I have a Vapur foldable water bottle that's good for travel.

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    Nalgene does make 8oz bottles, but they don't market them as water bottles.

    https://www.rei.com/product/402054/n...bottle-8-fl-oz

    These are made from the same plastic as the larger Nalgene HDPE bottles, but are softer and a little bit squeezable compared to the Tritan (Eastman's successor to Lexan).

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    Amazon sells a 16-ounce Nalgene bottle (surprisingly tiny), as well as a Nalgene Kids OTF 12-ounce bottle. I have both sizes and they fit in the SK.

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    When I was in college, we bought some plastic flasks for Mardi Gras at Walgreens or something. They were bigger than the usual flask, but similar thin profile. They were only about $1 each, too.

    The collapsible bottles are nice since they only take up space when you are using them. Vapur tastes the best, but they wear quickly and leak. I use a Hydrapak Stow 500ml in my bag now, not as tasty but more reliable.

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    I had a similar question a while back because I wanted a water bottle for my Side Kick. I debated the Zojirushi 200ml insulated bottle vs Tiger 200 ml insulated bottle.

    In the end I got the budget option, the Nalgene leak-proof wide mouth 8oz bottle. I believe this is the line @carrot mentioned above, they're not sold as water bottles specifically, more like toiletry bottles (they go down to 1 ounce). But it is food safe, leak proof, and fits well in a Side Kick!


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    I had a similar question a while back because I wanted a water bottle for my Side Kick. I debated the Zojirushi 200ml insulated bottle vs Tiger 200 ml insulated bottle.
    I remember that discussion- I really liked the Tiger ones but thought the price was rather high for what you get. Until your post, I had no idea I could get an insulated bottle that small. I wound up getting a Grunwerg Drinkpod, as they were significantly cheaper. I really like it when I want just enough coffee/tea to go with a snack. Small and portable.
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    Seconding @Carrot's plain Nalgene suggestion. My family and I used those for years before Nalgene came out with their 32 oz ones. My mother still uses one.

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    I use these:

    Nalgene Lexan Square Storage Bottle (8-Ounce) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VKYMGW..._QysuCbD3KJ6B0

    They are hard, clear plastic, listed as BPA free, and have held up better than the squishy kind fir everyday, bump around use. They are also leakproof. I think if one cracked you would see it first.

    Another advantage is that they are lightweight, both filled and empty. I can dump it before TSA and then easily refill it on the other side.

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