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Wide-Mouth Cantene


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Wide-Mouth Cantene

Manufacturer: Nalgene

Your Opinion: 
 - 6 Votes


Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Apr 10, 2003 / Apr 10, 2003

Object ID: 9387

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Fill the flexible CANTENES with 16-, 32-, 48-, or 96 ounces of your favorite drink. Our Wide-Mouth flexible containers can be easily packed with ice cubes and will accommodate all major filters and purifiers. Available with the loop-top cap or the ATB cap. When finished, collapse the container for easy storage.

- Made with Multi-Layer Film
- Sturdy and reliable
- Collapsible and flexible
- Shouldn't be exposed to sharp objects
- Dishwasher Safe (top rack only)
- Withstands temperatures from -29ºC (-20ºF) to 104ºC (220ºF)
- Easy-fill wide mouth accommodates all major water filters and purifiers
- Screw-on loop-top lid; leak-proof construction
- Stands straight upright when full


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Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I have the 96 oz. This thing is perfect for use with larger groups, areas where you have to haul water a distance, or need to filter a lot of water. It collapses very small and weighs nothing. This also comes in a narrow mouth. I recommend the wide mouth because it fill and pours much easier.
Posted Apr 10, 2003 5:51 am

DeanUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Having been a user of the 32 oz size as well as the 48 oz one, I have found these Nalgene units to be very durable and perfect for my needs. I use a Pur Pioneer filter (no longer made) that I can attach directly to the threaded top and it makes purifying water an easier task. I find the 48 oz size to be the one I take the majority of the time and the one I've used now is three years old.
Posted Apr 12, 2003 5:06 am

Matthew HollimanUntitled Review

Voted 2/5

I've used the 32 and 48 oz. versions for a while now, normally in combination with an ExStream filter. They're cheap, lightweight, and fold down very compactly when empty.

The warning about keeping them away from sharp objects should be heeded, though, as the containers obviously aren't as robust as molded plastic. One of my 48 oz. containers developed a small puncture after only a couple of uses, rendering it useless; I'm guessing it came off the worse for wear with an encounter with my crampons.

Edit: I originally rated this 5/5. Another of these containers developed a leak, this time for no discernible reason. I'm adjusting my vote down to 2 stars because I find now that I just don't trust these things to hold liquid when I need it.
Posted May 22, 2003 1:22 pm

miztflipUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

These things are great in certain circumstances. I use the 96 oz version while at camp. It allows me to go to the river fewer times to filter water and does not take up room or add weight when not in use.

The down side is that it isn't very stable at sitting up without the lid on.
Posted Nov 29, 2004 9:37 pm

awagherUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

This system seems a little more sturdy than the platypust hoser things. The wide mouth is a plus. The only down side is that the attatchment for the tube on the lid does not rotate so the hose can feed off to one side or the other. This can lead to pinching in the pack if not addressed. They are much more comfortable to sleep with.
Posted Mar 29, 2005 8:48 pm

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