Product Comparison: Nalgene HDPE vs Nalgene Tritan

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General Specifications
About the Product
Made from HDPE, a super light-weight material perfect for when you’re packing light.
The original. The trailblazer. The Sir Edmund of water bottles. If you’re looking for a water bottle that will keep you well hydrated, hold up against bangs, bumps, and drops, and not leak a single drop ever, then the iconic 32-ounce wide mouth is your water bottle.
Key Specs
32 fl. oz.
32 fl. oz.
Cap Material
High-density polyethylene
Bottle Material
High-density polyethylene
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nalgene HDPE 32oz Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle
  • I don't use Nalgenes much, because of the weight, but these are the lighter version, 3.75oz vs the Tritan at 6.25, I've found those weights to be fairly accurate on my scale.
  • I like this material for rough use. It is softer and can deform and pop back, but still keeps it's shape well.
  • One thing to mind is that the HDPE material is flexible unlike the rigid tritant, however, I don’t doubt its durability for the slightest.
  • One thing to note, these HDPE bottles feel almost softer than the standard material but are definitely more lightweight.
  • I use this for the ACV mixture I drink at night in my bedroom. The taste of my mixture does net get distorted by the Nalgene material.
Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle
  • It shows volume amounts on the side so I can track how much water I'm drinking down to the ounce. I love getting into tiny details like this with my routine, so this makes me happy.
  • This Nalgene bottle is the only water bottle I use. I love it! The volume capacity, ease of cleaning, and color are reasons why I love it.
  • I am not terribly rough with it so I can't say for durability for drops and falls. I imagine that at some point if I were careless enough I could break it but the material feels like thick quality plastic that I can't flex. It's very firm.
  • Nalgene, a material inert enough for research lab use, good enough for me
  • The volume markings wore off uncomfortably quickly. It's not a requirement that I drink exactly X liters per day, but it's nice to see them there and it's useful for making mixed drinks.
Size & Weight
3.5 in.
3.5 in.
8.25 in.
8.25 in.
3.5 in.
3.5 in.
3.75 oz.
6.25 oz.
Great for use in both outdoor and indoor activities, Great look and innovative carrying solutions for your liquids, Impact resistant
Impact resistant, Great for use in both outdoor and indoor activities, Great look and innovative carrying solutions for your liquids, Easy to use screw top lid
Closure Type
Attached cap
Attached cap
Easy Carry Handle
Dishwasher Safe
Safety Features
BPA free, BPS free, Phthalate free
BPA free
What customers say about "Features"
Nalgene HDPE 32oz Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle
  • I have used the narrow mouth version for years. This wide-mouth bottle is easier to clean. I use fir cold brewing tea.
  • The cap-ring around the bottle is somewhat loose, so it might fall off if you're hanging it by the cap-holder-strap a lot while it's full.
  • xactly what I wanted for protein shakes. Zero worries about cap coming off on way to work. And made in USA.
  • This product is intended to hold drinking water !!! I don't feel comfortable drinking from this recipient.
  • The cap doesn't seal well at all. It seems more like a knock off than a normal Nalgene bottle.
Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle
  • Well made. It's survived multiple 3+ ft drops while full without cracking or scuffing the bottle or lid.
  • Cap has defined ridges on it for a positive grip when opening or closing.
  • I'm too much of a fan of the oz/mL label to throw it in the dishwasher. I imagine it would come off easily, and I like to see how much I'm actually drinking throughout the day.
  • I haven't run it through a dishwasher yet but cleaning by hand is a breeze because of the wide mouth.
  • I bought this because it can hold 1L and it's dishwasher safe. It fits nicely in the top rack of my dishwasher, and isn't too tall. I like that it has a wide opening to ensure that it really does get clean. T
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