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The Nalgene OTG bottle is slim and will fit in most openings (car cup holders, bike water bottle cage, etc...) and carriers (hip packs, backpacks, etc...)  The OTG, like most Nalgene products, are made using tough polycarbonate plastics.  The plastic, besides from being almost indestructible, will not retain/transmit odor from/to the liquid.

The bottle will hold about 24 ounces and can be easily cleaned in a dishwasher.  It can handle a pretty wide temperature range (-211ºF to 275ºF)... certainly a range most users will not exceed :-)

Opening of the cap is a one handed operation.  The cap can easily flipped back with a press by the thumb. 

Since these bottles were designed to fit the water bottle cage on a bike and is expected to be stored in the upright position, the bottles are not water-tight if tilted sideways... a small compromise for the one-handed easy open top design.

If you need a bottle with no possibility of leakage, the N-Gen bottles may be the perfect choice.  These bottles may LOOK like other plastic bottles, but that is where the similarities end.

The N-Gen series was designed for folks that don't pamper their gear.  These bottles have the integrated loop in the cap.  They don't retain odor, are resistant to staining, and are dishwasher safe.  The can handle temperatures from -211ºF - 275ºF (-135ºC to 135ºC)... perfect for the Boston weather.

We expect these bottles are just the start for Nalgene.  With their experience in laboratory plastic container manufacturing, we hope to see a lot of innovative products from Nalgene for adventurers and sports enthusiasts in the near future.




OTG/N-Gen Bottles

By Wan Chi Lau

Most of us don't get enough water in a typical day. However, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated when exercising. One way to make sure we drink enough water is to carry it around with us.  A good way to do that is to get a quality water bottle.

Nalgene, long known for it high quality laboratory containers, has been expanding its product lines to serve the outdoor and fitness market.

In this FirstLook, we will take a closer look at the features of these bottles.

For the FirstUse report, we'll take the Nalgene bottles with us on our various outings to see how well they perform.


1. First Look

2. First Use


Review Summary:

Initial Impression- light, colorful

Usability- no leaks

Durability- polycarbonate

Price- $10



Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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