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Page Type: Gear Review


Manufacturer: Outdoor Research

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Page By: Rob A

Created/Edited: Nov 25, 2005 / Feb 14, 2007

Object ID: 1509

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Relax with a warm cup of coffee on a frigid winter summit or sip a cool drink in a blazing desert canyon; the Water Bottle Parka® offers a lightweight solution to transporting hot or cold liquids in the backcountry. Closed-cell foam insulation helps maintain the temperature of your water bottle in any condition, while an EVA-molded foam lid and base give durable structure. Water-resistant nylon fabric and a weather-resistant zipper create a positive seal against the elements. A reinforced nylon strap with a hook and loop closure allows this insulated carrier to ride on any pack.


+ Water-resistant, coated nylon fabric

+ Polyester knit lining

+ Closed-cell foam insulation

+ EVA-molded foam lid and base

+ Water-resistant coated zippers

+ Reinforced nylon webbing with hook/loop attachment

+ Colors: RED and DARK GREY



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Rob AUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This thing keeps drinks HOT. I have used while skiiing and hiking and have Never had to suffer a cold drink if I did not want to.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 2:35 pm

Erik BeelerUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Works great. We boil water, put it in a Nalgene and put it in the OR Parka. Hours later we make soup with it! Realy works great even when the temps drop below 0F. Throw it in your bag and it works even better! Mine has been durable over the last three or four years.
Posted Nov 29, 2005 12:39 pm

Eric HolleNew vs. Old

Hasn't voted

I have a newer parka, but I think the older ones are more effienct for use in cold weather. The bottles are easier to get out, as well as zip in easier. I struggle with mine while getting my partners out easier from thier packs.
Posted Feb 23, 2007 6:17 pm

gruntSimple, but genius

Voted 5/5

I'm a big fan of the bottle parka. I believe mine is the older style. Works great in the cold, but, having lived in the desert for much of my adult life, I've used it more to keep drinks cold in warm weather. Nothing like a cold lemonade on a hot summit!
Posted Apr 3, 2007 9:44 pm

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