Best Collapsible Water Containers - Backpacker

Best Collapsible Water Containers

Water bottles are an infinitely important piece of gear to bring on any outdoor adventure. But you cannot rely solely on water bottles for enough water to cook, clean and hydrate with when you’re on a desert camping trip, a river rafting adventure or even just a weekend camping trip to nearby state park. Plastic reusable water containers can be great to bring a lot more water with you or to carry more easily. Here are three different types of bags to consider on your next adventure.
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Best for Car Camping

Water Storage Cube BPA-Free Collapsible Water Container 5.3 Gallon with Spigot

Durable and Substantial

Packing in a whopping 5-plus gallons, these plastic containers allow you to store extra water to drink, cook and clean with when you’re at dry camping sites.

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It’s always frustrating to roll up to a campsite and discover there are no water spigots to cook, clean and fill up water bottles. This 5.3-gallon water container allows you to store water and bring it to wherever you camp, ensuring you have water on hand when you need it. Plus, your order comes as a two-pack, so you get 10-plus gallons total as water storage when you bring both along, These are reusable, so you can count on them as you plan future adventures. Buy Now.

Best for Day Hikes

Platypus DuoLock SoftBottle Collapsible Water Bottle

Lightweight Ergonomic Design

Holding two liters, this flexible water bag has a wire gate handle that allows you to strap the bottle to your pack.

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If you’re looking for a different water bottle experience, try this soft-sided water bag. The handle on this bag is creative in that it is a wire gate clip. This means you can carry your water comfortably in your hand or strap into onto your back. It’s BPA and phthalate-free, so you don’t have to worry about those harmful chemicals leaching into your water. You can also place this in the freezer before you head out for a hike, ensuring you have cool beverage to drink as you exercise. Buy Now.

Best for a River Rafting Trip

SUPANT Collapsible Emergency Water Jug Container Bag

Freezable and Easy to Store

This BPA-free four-pack is easy to carry around the campsite and packs flat.

What We Liked

You get four bags with your order, which means you can have one for everyone on the next river trip you’re on. Soft and flexible, you can put them in a raft and not worry about a heavy water bottle rolling into your ankle. Carrying these 1.5-liter water bags when they are empty is super easy since they pack flat and do not add any substantial weight to your backpack. The 1.4-inch mouth is big enough to put water in or pour water out of. It can be placed in the freezer, so if you’re going car camping and want ice cold lemonade when you arrive at your destination, simply fill the bag with lemonade and place in the freezer until you’re ready to hit the road. The fact that the plastic is BPA-free is a real bonus. Buy Now.