Originally developed for break-proof laboratory use, these Nalgene bottles are seriously tough! Featuring a wide-mouth lid for easy sipping and a convenient loop-top design that won't get lost, they are perfect for beverages hot or cold. We decided to take them up a notch by adding our Public Radio Nerd logo, so you can share your inner nerd with everyone around you. Made in the USA, BPA free, durable and dishwasher safe, these water bottles are perfect for keeping you hydrated wherever your travels take you.
Back in 1949, a Rochester, New York chemist named Emanuel Goldberg developed the first plastic pipette holder. Along with three workers, he began the Nalge Company in a small building at 625 South Goodman Street. For years Goldberg and his growing team developed the NALGENE line of state-of-the-art polyethylene laboratory equipment: centrifuge bottles, filter units, storage tanks.
Obviously, it wasn't the kind of stuff you toss into your backpack for a weekend in the woods. But there were rumors floating around ... stories about scientists taking the smaller, more convenient bottles out of the lab and using them on hikes and excursions.
By the 1970s this "unofficial" use for NALGENE bottles caught the eye of Marsh Hyman (President of the Nalge Company in Rochester, New York). Marsh had a son who was in the Boy Scouts. He and his fellow Scouts used NALGENE lab bottles on the trail. They were perfect as water bottles; for storing powdered drinks and pancake mix; and for carrying matches and shampoo and snacks and all sorts of camping supplies.
When he learned about these great new uses for his lab bottles, Marsh Hyman went to the Nalge Specialty Department with a mission:
"Spread the word to outdoors-people all over! Tell them about this new line of high-quality camping equipment."
And that's how NALGENE Outdoor Products started.
Liquid Capacity (L): 1 liter
Liquid Capacity (fl. oz.): 32 fluid ounces
Dimensions: 3.6 x 7.9 inches
Care and Cleaning: Dishwasher-safe