If "Universal Bottle Holder" isn't self-explanatory, let us explain. You attach the holder to the shoulder strap of a backpack, put a water bottle in it, and voila! You have easy-to-reach hydration. The universal size fits most hard bottles with the glaring exception of Nalgene, which is just a little to girthy. The holder is lined with a thermal-reflective material to help insulate the contents from the outside. A bungee cord holds the bottle in place, which is a nice touch if you accidentally get a little too rad. The Universal Bottle Holder is guaranteed to work with any Dynafit Speed pack but also fits many other brands. 65 grams (2.3 ounces).
Questions & Reviews
To attach it to other packs, might take some ingenuity and zip/cable ties, but well worth it, given the convenience in the field of both drinking and refilling your bottle.
On this particular tour, all the usual running water sources on Mount Adams were buried in the deep snowpack during the entirely of our 9,500'-vertical tour, despite the mid-July date.
Fortunately I could instantly just grab a snowball's worth of slushy snow and toss it into my water bottle, therefore extending my original water supply.
The elastic retention cord keeps the water bottle stable: doesn't bother me at all skiing with a bottle there, and I've never lost a bottle either.
(And in case you're wondering what I'm doing in the picture while wearing my embarrassing Petzl Sirocco helmet, I'm explaining to another Petzl Sirocco wearer that a new less-embarrassing is coming out for the following season -- yes, really, I was doing that!)
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