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1 Gallon or Larger Water Bottle?


#1

I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions for a good (i.e., rigid) 1 gallon or larger water bottle with a handle and something better than just a normal screw-cap lid. I've been googling a bit, and not having much luck. The closest I've seen is a New Wave Enviro resin bottle, but I'm wondering what other solutions people use.


#2

Milk jug works the best and doesn't release any toxic materials from the plastic.


#3

A couple of problems with that:

1) I don't drink milk (I'm 235)
2) They're not rigid enough for my liking. I'd prefer something that's not going to collapse, rip, or explode.

Plus, you can buy BPA-free containers now.


#4

You can buy them with water already in them. Paper mache it if you really want to. I've been drinking out of one for a while and so far hasn't "exploded" on me or "collapse". I doubt you'll find a metal bottle or even plastic one specially designed to hold 4L (1 gallon) of water.


#5

Doesn't poland spring sell a one gallon jug? I could have sworn they did. Fucker is huge.


#6

Oh ya man so easy to keep track of your fluid intake if you just fill one up and drink out of it the rest of the day. As I look at my level of water in my jug Looks like I got some drinking to do.


#7

There is the Arizona Green Tea that I am currently using. My GF family drinks it so they give me the jugs. Pretty useful and sturdy. And Green Tea is good for you anyways so :slight_smile:


#8

You can try this.

But I personally would suggest going to a gas station or something and getting a large jug there. I got a gallon there that had a screw top and a handle. OMG!!!!!!


#9

once it dries, you can even paint little designs on it. add some popsicle sticks and some string if you want a little extra flair.

WHAT THE FUCK FUZZYAPPLE


#10

It was my sense of humor!! I thought you would be on the same page and have a bottle all done up to change his mind and then he'll do it. I guess not.
As well he's being a baby and not compromising on getting a milk jug type water bottle!
Some peoples kids I tell ya. Gets me thinking, I'm going to get the neighbors kids to paper mache my milk jug :wink:


#11

Ya, they do, I've had them before. They used to sell one just like it at the 7-eleven when I was on the east coast. I just go to the Safeway down the street and buy gallon jugs every 3 days for like 1.50-1.75 a pop and rock the jug in public, people look at you like your a bum though lol


#12

hahaha, it's all good fuzzy.

to the OP, not sure what kind of enviornment you're in daily, but camelback makes some sweet non-military looking backpacks with large water bladders. might want to check that out as well.


#13

First, I'm probably old enough to be your father. Watch the "kid" comment.

Second, I have a tendency to be rough on things like fluid containers. I had a /reason/ for not wanting to use a milk jug or milk jug-like container. Those things are designed to sit on a shelf, not take repeated abuse being banged around all day long.


#14

I have a camelbak. Ever try squatting with one on? Not so easy. And sucking down large quantities through the bite valve isn't happening, either.


#15

Arizona ice tea one gallon jug. Much more sturdy than a typical milk jug.


#16

my bad, thought you were lokoing for something to help with drinking throughout the day.

you go through a gallon of water during your WORKOUT? holy wtf.

i think i take like, two sips from the water fountain.


#17


1 Gallon


3 Gallon

http://www.amazon.com/Haier-Gallon-Water-Bottle-%2528empty%2529%252dWBQ005/dp/B0002L1092
5 Gallon


#18

http://foryourwater.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FYW&Product_Code=B100&Category_Code=FYWWB
1 Gallon

http://foryourwater.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FYW&Product_Code=B200&Category_Code=
2 Gallon


#19


I really like these bottles. i have found them in speedways and bp stations.

Enon Springs. they are much more durable than a reg milk jug,have a better cap,and the handle is real sturdy and can be hooked over things like a lift bag.

and they are under $2.


#20