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Water Bottles that do not Leak(14 posts)

Water Bottles that do not Leaksuperdreadnought
Jan 21, 2004 3:47 PM
I keep having water bottles leak. When the drink tube is closed, it will still drip water, or when open, I get water coming out from the side of the drink tube. Is there such a thing out there as a water bottle that does not leak???
Jan 21, 2004 3:57 PM
There are bottles with "Duoflow" tops that are supposed to have a slip & a glug position. I have one. The better description is that one flow goes in your mouth & the other down your chest. I HATE that bottle, but it was a commemorative for a good ride (STP) so I feep the worthless thing.

I have great luck with regular screw top 20 oz. bottles. They seal nicely, hold lots, are pretty cheap, and have wide mouths so you can put in any mixes you might want.
Any of the specalized bottles will work fine. (NM)High Gear
Jan 21, 2004 6:04 PM
Any of the specalized bottles will work fine. (NM)superdreadnought
Jan 21, 2004 7:11 PM
I have two specialized bottles, those drip when you are taking a drink, so you get water on you jersey.
Any of the specalized bottles will work fine. (NM)glia
Jan 21, 2004 8:03 PM
Agree, I have yet to find a Specialized bottle that doesn't drip.
I've got four, maybe i should share. (NM)yeah right
Jan 21, 2004 9:32 PM
I've got four, maybe i should share. (NM)Woof the dog
Jan 22, 2004 1:17 AM
yeah right

So true.nmKG 361
Jan 22, 2004 6:01 AM
Not in my experienceinnergel
Jan 22, 2004 6:55 AM
Between me and my wife, we have at least 8 Specialized bottles, and they all leak to some extent.
Bell bottles from Wally Worldbimini
Jan 22, 2004 5:38 AM
Yeah I know I am cheap and maybe a little Fred but I've been happy with the cheap Bell water bottles I buy from Walmart. Standard size 20 oz. that does not drip. The plastic is a little thinner and flimsier than some of the other brands but if they had a major brand stamped on the side they could charge more since they weigh less.
over time...JPRider
Jan 22, 2004 7:59 AM
I think after a while (and several dozen dishwasher washes) all water bottles leak. In my experience it's just been which ones take the longest to develop a leak. And I have to agree with what is said below, Specialized bottles take the longest to develop leaks.
re: Water Bottles that do not LeakSnirp
Jan 22, 2004 9:14 AM
If you're putting your bottles in the dishwasher, especially if you use the heat/drying cycle, the bottles tend to warp and then develop leaks around the cap. I've ruined plenty this way. Buying a bottle brush and washing them by hand will help them last longer - at least it did for me. You probably don't want to leave them sitting around long before you wash them though, or you'll build up bacteria and hand washing won't cut it.
re: Water Bottles that do not Leaklemonlime
Jan 22, 2004 12:51 PM
I'm sipping from a Polar bottle right now. Nary a drip.
re: Water Bottles that do not LeakChilePEPr
Jan 23, 2004 5:43 AM
I rinse my bottles with warm/hot water after rides, then place them in the freezer. No bacteria build-up, and the bottle is pre-chilled before my next ride. I have been using Tacx bottles with no leaks for a couple of years.