Page Type Gear Review
Manufacturer Outdoor Research
Page By Rob A
Page Type 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 A - Nov 25, 2005 2:35 pm - Voted 5/5

Untitled Review
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.

Erik Beeler - Nov 29, 2005 12:39 pm - Voted 5/5

Untitled Review
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.

Eric Holle - Feb 23, 2007 6:17 pm - Hasn't voted

New vs. Old
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.

grunt - Apr 3, 2007 9:44 pm - Voted 5/5

Simple, but genius
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!

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