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#1 agm04

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    Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:09 AM

    I'm thinking about getting these for my OOT bags and wondering if anyone has ever used them?  http://vapur.us/shop/reflex/reflex  They lay flat or fold when they're empty, and stand up like a bottle when they're full.  FI vetoed bubba mugs or something similar because of space issues.  I know these aren't insulated, but they can be frozen, and seem like a good compromise.



    #2 kisha311

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      Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:27 AM

      I actually ordered some for our OOT bags because I was worried about space and weight. They're great and I think it's something that we will all use again after the wedding!
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      #3 agm04

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        Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

        Originally Posted by kisha311 

        I actually ordered some for our OOT bags because I was worried about space and weight. They're great and I think it's something that we will all use again after the wedding!

        Great to know, thank you!  Where did you buy yours?  Did they take up as little space as you expected?



        #4 claire0701

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          Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:08 AM

          Great idea! I wonder if they can be filled easily with other drinks or if you'd mostly be limited to water? The space saving is a huge bonus!



          #5 LAtravelgirl

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            Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

            We have a few and do use them. I don't know if they are dishwasher safe, as I don't have a dishwasher. Hand washing is a bit of a pain, especially drying them. The problem we have had is if you attach them to a backpack, you need to be careful in a crowd as they swing a bit, if you attach to shorts, it's awkward for walking.



            #6 agm04

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              Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:42 AM

              @claire I wondered the same thing.  I've read that the opening is too small for most ice, but you could freeze some water (or mixer if  you're going with cocktails!) the night before, then add cold liquid the next day.

               

              @LAtravelgirl, do you use yours for anything other than water?  Wondering if they hold taste too much to be used for mixed drinks.



              #7 kisha311

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                Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

                Well I believe that you can fill them with whatever liquid you like, just need to have a spout or a funnel I guess. To me, the easiest way to wash them out is to rinse with soap and water and probably just have them expanded upside down to drain the water. I'm sure my guests will use them for various adult drinks! They do save a tremendous amount of space and are so light!! We will attach them to the handle on the OOT bags so people will know how it works. I will also order some cards from vistaprint with instructions on how to use them. I ordered our bottles from www.qualitylogoproducts.com but I'm sure you can shop around. I just so happened to catch a special they were having one night so I ordered.
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                #8 agm04

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                  Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

                  Thanks, that's great info!  I ordered a sample from that site and if I like them, I'll order from there too.  :)



                  #9 LAtravelgirl

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                    Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:09 PM

                    We have used ours locally when hiking and fill them up at the airports after clearing security (at a drinking fountain). In China, our hotel had a purified water spout, so we thought we would use them there, but the tour we were on provided bottled water everyday. Have never filled them with anything but water. I do put them upset down in the drying rack at home, but the sides tend to stick to each other when wet. I always bring dish soap to wash them and coffee cups, etc out in the hotel room, but only bring a small cooling rack to dry items, so it is always a challenge to lean them against a wall to dry them.

                    While shopping around today for my welcome bag goodies, I found this site the has them on sale. http://www.lightinth...le_p235181.html






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