Originally Posted by spamburglar
I've been considering doing this pretty seriously,but have been hesitant to buy a bottle. Nalgene doesnt make the lexan bottles anymore, and I have heard many people say that the regular nalgenes will deform under the heat of boiling water. Any takes on that? I'm really itching to give it a try
Nalgenes are rated to 248 degrees F
for the old style and the new ones are rated to 212 degrees F
. Any hotter than that, and it's steam that your putting in the bottle and not water.
I've never had a Nalgene come close to melting with just hot water whereas I've had Gatorade and other bottles droop and deform with near boiling water.