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CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Nalgene “On the Fly” Bottle Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Monday, March 21st, 2011

“Here at Nal­gene Out­door, we get a lot of mail from campers, hik­ers, and other active out­doors­peo­ple who love their Nal­gene bot­tles. In fact, NALGENE Out­door Prod­ucts are rec­og­nized by explor­ers and adven­tur­ers around the globe.

How did these bot­tles get so pop­u­lar? Where do they come from?

How it all started…
Back in 1949, a Rochester, New York chemist named Emanuel Gold­berg devel­oped the first plas­tic pipette holder. Along with three work­ers, he began the Nalge Com­pany in a small build­ing at 625 South Good­man Street.

For years Gold­berg and his grow­ing team devel­oped the NALGENE line of state-of-the-art poly­eth­yl­ene lab­o­ra­to­rye­quip­ment: cen­trifuge bot­tles, fil­ter units, stor­age tanks.

Obvi­ously, it wasn’t the kind of stuff you toss into your back­pack for a week­end in the woods.

But there were rumors float­ing around … sto­ries about sci­en­tists tak­ing the smaller, more con­ve­nient bot­tles out of the lab and using them on hikes and excursions.

By the 1970s this “unof­fi­cial” use for NALGENE bot­tles caught the eye of Marsh Hyman (Pres­i­dent of the Nalge Com­pany in Rochester, New York).”

Just about every­one knows the Nal­gene brand for their clas­sic 32-ounce wide-mouth water bot­tles. How­ever, they are expand­ing their line of bot­tles and debuted a few new styles! One of those was the OTF (On the Fly) water bottle.

The OTF is a bit smaller (24 ounces) than Nalgene’s Every­day bot­tles, it makes up for it in usabil­ity and con­ve­nience. The wide-mouth bot­tle has a slim pro­file, so that it can fit into stan­dard car cup hold­ers and bot­tle sleeves in packs. But what really sets it apart from other water bot­tles is its cap. The lock­ing, leak-proof top swings open with a sim­ple push of a but­ton. Under the cap is a raised and con­toured drink­ing spout with an open­ing about the same size as a soda bot­tle. The top swings com­pletely out of the way for ease of drink­ing. When you want to close and stow the bot­tle away, there is a lock­ing bail to ensure that even if the but­ton is pushed, the lid won’t open and a sil­i­cone dome under the lid keeps a tight seal with the spout to elim­i­nate leaks.


I am com­pletely attracted to the Nal­gene “On The Fly” water bot­tle because of the lock­ing lid. One prob­lem that I have had with some of my water bot­tles is that the lids, even though they have some fancy plas­tic push-lock mech­a­nism, always seemed to wear out after a few months of use. This would lead to it not being reli­able to put into the side sleeve of a back­pack worry-free. Also, each and every sin­gle water bot­tle I have owned claims to be “leak free” but none of them have ever lived up to the test until now!

The tight seal around the lip of the bot­tle actu­ally makes me feel like this may be a long term win­ner.  It holds a 3/4 litre of water  which is a whole lot of space! And the best thing: it has etch­ings on the side of the bot­tle to indi­cate how much water you are drinking!

•Approx 9 1/2 inches tall
•Weight 136 grams
•Dish­washer safe
•Com­postable Earth­First® bot­tle “shrink sleeve” pack­ag­ing is made from renew­able plant resources
•The bot­tle is made in the USA.  The cap is made in China •Push but­ton opens clo­sure
•The OTF cap will fit on some other wide mouth bottles

Nal­gene is cer­tainly a rep­utable name brand my fam­ily swears by and trusts!

You can find out for your­self how fan­tas­tic these Nal­gene “On the Fly” Bottle’s are thanks to the very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Nal­gene as they have gen­er­ously offered to give 1 very lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win an On the Fly Bot­tle in Red! SWEET!!

To Enter:

Manda­tory Entry – ***This is a MUST!! Those who don’t ful­fill the very first entry will be dis­qual­i­fied! Also, any com­ments such as ‘enter me’ or ‘love to win’ will be deleted.***

1) Head on over to Nal­gene and check out all of the fan­tas­tic prod­ucts! Come back here and tell me what you would love most!

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

*****EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of win­ning!!)********** Leave com­ments all in one com­ment box, or in sep­a­rate boxes, that is totally up to you! Note: All entries left in one box only counts as one entry so your choice!****************

•SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

•Fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect – this is also on the right hand side of my blog.

•Fol­low @coolcanucks and @NalgeneOutdoor on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

•Tweet this con­test. Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! **NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link**

•(Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

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•Pur­chase any­thing from Nal­gene for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to US & CANADA and expires on April 21st, 2011**

A HUGE thank you to Nal­gene for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!




    Car­rie M
    April 1st, 2011 at 9:28 am


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