Holy Grail of water jugs?

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  1. Dave Mc

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    I want a water jug that holds from 3/4 to 1 gallon, and doesn't have a spout with a rubber ring that warps and leaks on my shirt and shorts when I drink, and doesn't pour in some slow gurgly uneven fashion that causes me to swallow lots of air, and doesn't have a weak handle that breaks after couple of months, and doesn't have cheap glue holding the outer casing to the inner container that separates after couple of months, and doesn't have a lid that leaks when the jug is overturned in my car. Has anything like this been invented yet, or is this technology way too futuristic for our current engineers?
     
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  2. APR

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    This is a great post! Made me laugh as I have similar complaints. Certain water jugs are almost there, but none have all of the desired attributes. IF you find the holy grail, please post its current location and price. Maybe there is money to be made in this business if I can get a topnotch design team involved.......
     
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  4. Bud

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    A really awesome 'JUG' is the rectangular, disposable 1-gallon Gatorade container. It comes with a handle and everything. It has the same neck and spout as a normal gatorade bottle. If it wears out recycle it... and buy another gallon of Gatorade with the free container. It's perfect.
     
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  5. rasajadad

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    I just got a 1.5 gallon jug at Target. It has the drinking spout at the top plus a spigot to fill cups at the bottom. Hasn't dripped on me yet.
     
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  6. Pistol Jake

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    I really want to know where can I buy the typical water jug. I would love to buy it as I am a serious junior player and travel a lot around Europe. I'm from Slovenia but we don't have jugs here. Any idea where to order it online?
    Thanks guys. ;)
     
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    there you go bud. i take two with me to the courts
     
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  8. Big_Dangerous

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    I see people doing that but I just can't because the water heats up so fast. I hate drinking hot water.

    I get bring my thermos with me that keeps the water cold. It's just too bad it only holds 26 ounces, but usually that's all I need.
     
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  9. zacinnc78

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    what i do is use a regular gallon plastic water bottle (deer park or w/e) ,fill it half full of water and freeze it solid....when i go to the court i fill the other half full with water and it stays ice cold the whole time i play

    mmmmmmmm goood
     
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    thats what i thought TILL I BOUGHT ONE,leaked like crazy!!!!(thin gasket around the rim,poorly designed)had to send it back for a refund
     
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  12. verbouge

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    No Jugs in Slovenia? Golly, bummer. I just LOVE those things!
     
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  13. charliefedererer

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    If your girlfriend can't teach you how to drink from the spout without dribbling, consider bringing two 2 quart stainless steel Thermos beverage bottles and pour yourself cups of Gatorade.
     
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    I keep two one liter bottles in my bag. The Volkl bag I use has a separate thermo compartment that is made for this and two one liter bottles fit perfectly. I just refill them before I play and all is well.
     
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  16. iplaybetter

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    camelbak cycling bottles are fantastic(im a cyclist), just use on and fill it a few times over
     
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  18. Lefty5

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    Nalgene Bottles - available at REI and probably 1000 other places online. I usually use 2 since they are only 1 liter. One filled with water, one filled with watered down gatoraid. Never ever leaks. BPA free these days. Indestructable. Fits in my tennis bag.
     
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  19. decades

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    I agree. can't improve much on this setup. Lots of science goes into these bottles and the design has stood the test of time. I would buy from the Nalgene online store. Free shipping $10 and over.
     
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    There is a reason why you never see Pro's with those big Thermos or Coleman jugs...they leak and are bulky. Just get a small 6 pack cooler and fill it with ice and keep 2 Gatorade bottles in there....1 with water and one with Gatorade.
     
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  22. GoSoCalTennis

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    Here's the replacement O-ring for the Gatorade 1 gallon (Rubbermade).
    Home Depot: $2.60 for 10. Mine's back to like-new. Done. :)

    Brand: PartsmasterPro
    #214 O-Ring
    15/16" O.D. x 3/4" I.D. x 3/32"

    I have a picture but can't upload it here.
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  23. srvnvly

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    I've picked up large (53 oz or so) mugs from local gas stations, and they keep the ice from melting longer than anything else I've used. As others have posted, Igloos and Colemans leak and generally suck; on hotter days, I bring a cooler with Gatorade in addition to my water mug.
     
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  25. Booger

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    I've been using Camelbak Podium Bottles for years. On a hot day, I'll take 4 of them. Still easier to transport and drink out of than a giant jug.
     
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  26. JackB1

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    just saw this thread resurrected. I am still doing what I said 5 years ago ^^^^^ works great.
    I hate those gallon jugs with the leaky spouts!
     
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    I received a promotional bottle from a new company called KOLD. It is great.... Liquids stay cold the whole day.. bottle doesn't leak... it has a great lid with a built in caribiner/ handle... I just clip the caribiner on to my tennis bag so it doesn't take up space in the bag....According to the website, they are going to be available for sale in mid November truekold.com
     
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  28. bigdaddyps

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    I'm always on the lookout for nice jugs.
     
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  29. ibjj

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    The bottles I mentioned earlier are now available... check them out.. very nice... truekold.com
     
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  30. Booger

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    I like my Kold bottles. I'll probably snag a few more.

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  31. ibjj

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    Me too....they just went on sale too..
     
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  32. Ihatetennis

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    Look at any vaccum insulated bottles, i personally love the 30oz yeti rambler with coffee lid attachment

    its stainless steel too

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