Blast from the past Water Bottle
Blast from the past Water Bottle
Blast from the past Water Bottle
Blast from the past Water Bottle
Blast from the past Water Bottle
Blast from the past Water Bottle
Blast from the past Water Bottle
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Blast from the past Water Bottle

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In 1975 we sold only one water bottle, and we sold a ton of them. We called it the Triple Seal Bottle and it was made by a German company.  The Hunersdorff 1-Liter Bottle was perfect for backpackers and mountaineers.  The PE plastic bottles were strong and soft enough to take a beating and bounce back, even in extremely cool temperatures.  With their triple seal cap, they never ever leaked and the large cap, with its vertical ridges made it easy to screw on and off. Especially in cold temperatures when you might be wearing mittens. Besides being light weight, the feature that perhaps was the most appreciated was the wide mouth opening.  While a standard water bottle feature today, the common water container of the day, in the early to mid 70s was a traditional canteen.  Most were government or Boy Scout issue with their odd smell and very narrow opening.  Not so handy when one wanted to add some flavoring or when scooping fresh water out of a stream or lake.

At A16, we loved these bottles so much that we included them in our 2nd catalog in 1975 as one of two non-A16 made products. We customized them by sticking a cheap address label on the front announcing the recipe for making "FREEZE DRIED WATER."  It was a silly little touch that everyone got a big kick out of.  We recently found a small stack of these original stickers (age spots and all) and went about trying to source the bottles. Despite the fact that the company is still in business and making the exact same bottle, they are almost impossible to buy. We managed to buy a small quantity, but had to pay an arm and a leg. 

4.1 oz  BPA Free.  "Jump in Mountain Lake" at your own risk.  Water temperatures may vary. Supplies are limited. When the 45 year old stickers are gone, that's it!

But wait, there's more. When you purchase one of this special bottles, we'll toss in an A16  "Leave Only Footprints" sticker.  A $2.50 value.