Thursday, November 7, 2013

Vapur Bottles - EDC Water Bottles

The Vapur Element series come in both 0.7 and 1.0 Liter bottles.
Do any of you carry a water bottle as part of your EDC (everyday carry)? By EDC I don't mean having a bottle in a bag or in your car, but rather, on your person. I'd have to guess that you probably don't. Water bottles are generally rigid, clunky and heavy. Still, having a water bottle, even an empty one, can be a very helpful thing, if only they weren't so darn difficult to carry. Well they were, until now...

A new company called Vapur now makes collapsible water bottles. They are made out of a polyethylene material that is strong and fairly lightweight, but still rolls up small enough to fit in a cargo pocket. Unfolded, they can store 0.4, 0.5, 0.7 or 1.0 liters depending on the type of bottle. Standard water bottles take up as much room when empty as they do when full, but that's not true with Vapur bottles. When you're done with your bottle, it rolls up nicely and stores away, ready to be filled again.

All Vapur bottles roll up to easily fit in a pocket.
Vapur bottles come in a whole variety of colors, great for men, women and even children. All models come with with a carabiner for easy carry. These carabiners also allows the rolled up bottle to remain rolled up. See the picture on the left to see what I mean.

Why would you want a collapsible water bottle in the first place?

It's easy to understand why having a bottle full of water would be a useful thing. Human beings can't live very long without water. But water is heavy, so storing it on your person isn't very easy. I would argue that even having an empty water bottle could be very helpful, even in non-emergency situations. It allows you to carry water with you, should you realize that you need to.
The Vapor Eclipse series comes in subdued Olive or Navy Blue color.

Let's say that you want to go for a walk during your lunchbreak, but don't want to spend $1.50 for a water bottle from the vending machine. Instead, you fill your Vapur Eclipse bottle from the tap and are now able to carry 1 liter of water.

Vapur bottles are great for camping and backpacking, where space in your pack is not something that you have very much of. You can easily store a few Vapur bottles in your pack, fill them up when you need them, and then roll them up when you don't.

There are many situations where a collapsible water bottle would come in handy. At such an affordable price, it would be worth it to pick one up and see just how useful they can be!