June 22, 2018
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Dukjug water bottle

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By Jennifer Sonnenberg Buyer Epic Sports, Special to the BDN

Ever gone for a hike and blown a boot-tent pole-rain fly-etc. and then wished you had some good ol’ duct tape to patch it up?

GSI’s Dukjugs are here for the rescue. Water jug? Duct tape? GSI has given these bottles a 2-inch groove all the way around to cradle that magical silver fix-it-all and they have given you a stretchy silicone grip to lie over the top to keep things from snagging the edges. Smart. And if you’re not into duct tape, no worries, the grip just makes a nice “grip.”

Even better, the bottles aren’t polycarbonate, they are polypropylene (no BPA to worry about). Polypropylene is 25 percent lighter than its polycarbonate competitors, stronger, it doesn’t leach, can hold hot or cold liquids, and can be recycled at the end of its life.

My favorite Dukjug feature? The corded tether. Silly, maybe, because it’s just a simple piece of accessory cord, but that means I can replace it when it wears out. No bulky plastic tether that whips my cap into my face while I’m taking a drink. I should also mention that there is a handy-dandy sipper insert included with every bottle — a must for hydrating while in motion.

Dukjug comes in two sizes and you can get them in a whole bunch of colors.

Of course, it will be up to you to supply the duct tape — you know you’re gonna need it.

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