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    Insulated water bottle with a flip-top cap?

    My lunch time rides rarely exceed an hour and it's easier just to carry along a bottle of water. I have several Nalgene ATB flip-top cap bottles and several Polar/Camelbak insulated sport bottles.

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    Ideally, I'd like to find an insulated (plastic) bottle like the Polar/Camelbak that has a flip-top lid like the Nalgene. My google-fu has failed me and I can't seem to find such a hybrid.

    Most of the insulated flip top bottles are stainless steel and weigh a pound. I tried to fit the Nalgene lid on several insulated plastic bottles but it just wasn't a good fit.

    Does anyone know of a plastic insulated sport bottle that has a flip top lid?
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    Personally I don't like flip tops but that is just me. I even remove the "leash" from my Polar bottles. Don;t want that to get hung on anything while riding/ removing from cage, etc. The flip tops I do have seem to have the seal get pinched and eventually leak.
    Polar bottles work well here. Recently got back from a 1.5 hour ride in 92-99 degree temps and still had ice in the bottle(s).
    2007 Cdale Caffeine 29er Lefty.
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    I agree the polar bottles work well. There's quite a few horses on the trail I ride and I can't dodge all of the horse sh*t. And, in the summer, there's lots of the dried version and my bottles are coated in dust. I can't help wondering how much of it is dried crap...

    Even if I carried a pack, I'd want to find some way to keep the bite valve clean. Hence the flip top cover... I've owned the Nalgene bottles for well over a year now and they've not leaked once.

    I'm just trying to find the best of both worlds.
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    Take the bottle out of the cage, give it a short squirt to the ground then drink from it. You just washed the end off it before you took a drink.
    Horses suck almost as much as horse owners. Sorry, just the truth
    2007 Cdale Caffeine 29er Lefty.
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    Any other suggestions for the insulated flip-top? I'm looking too...

    Thanks-Dan

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