Is there even a point to bother about such a thing like plastic water bottle? Lets examine it on the example of the classic Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth bottle.
I personally hate overconsumption. I never-ever take plastic bags from the store and I try to leave peacefully with the nature. I know it is impossible to absolutely erase disposable plastic articles, but at least I’m trying… I was looking for a water bottle that would serve me well for years. My requirements were quite specific – 1l bottle, with easy access and cleaning. Nalgene seemed to be perfect.
The bottle itself is made from BPA free material, which is great if you want to put some hot beverage or put it inside dishwasher. At first I didn’t mean to practice it, but it soon became really convenient to put some hot tea or just clean it in the machine. The Wide Mouth version has also a really big access. You can easily pour water from a stream or put a protein suplement and use it as a blender. The construction of the closure also allows to attach it to a backpack or a harness, although I don’t really use it to often because it is not as convenient – the bottle itself is quite heavy and big, so it is better to store it inside the pack.
One of the thing I really like about Nalgene is that I’ve had it for more than 2 years and it shows no signs of wear. It’s a comfortable, bulletproof piece of equipment, you will surely appreciate while taking this long trip in the mountains.