10 Reasons Why Bottles Are Better Than Bladders
November 5, 2016
When it comes to hydration, for the most part there seems to be two distinct camps, those that prefer bottles and those that prefer bladders. While neither is right or wrong, one’s preference is more of a personal choice rather than a universal truth.
Why Choose Bottles
Over the years, I have used many different products, in various scenarios, and personally, I am fan of bottles. Here are 10 reasons why I find bottles are better:
1) Simpler design
With less moving parts, I find that there is less that can break and go wrong
2) Easier to use
I can just turn it upside down and get liquid without having to create suction from a hose.
3) Quicker to refill
I can just take the top off and fill it up. No fumbling around with taking a bladder out of a
4) More options
If I am carrying multiple bottles, I can carry water in one and an electrolyte/carbohydrate
mixture in the other. This also helps with palate fatigue.
5) More versatile
While getting liquids is its primary use, I can also use it to cool myself off or rinse salt off.