UPDATE: This giveaway is closed. — I’ve had my stainless dukjug for three weeks now. It’s held water, and lots of coffee — iced and hot. It’s been tossed in the rucksack and dropped for the first of probably many times.
At one liter, the Glacier Stainless Dukjug, from GSI Outdoors, is the perfect size. It hasn’t leaked once so far, compared to some other hiking bottles that can leak with hot fluids. I give it a 9. If this dukjug had some kind of outer insulation sleeve, to keep cold drinks from sweating and to keep hot drinks hot, it would be a 10. That kind of sleeve, however, would probably make the jug a little heavier and awkward to hold as you take a big sip.
Some GSI Outdoors dukjugs have been put through a shotgun impact test, proving the durability of these hiking bottles. And these bottles are best known for the recessed area that can store a long strip of duck tape. But the best part of the model dukjug I reviewed is that it has a removable inside lid with a hole to put a straw in and, more importantly, a sipper slot that makes it possible to drink on the go. For today’s hike, I’ll fill the bottle with some fresh rooibos iced tea… After upgrading to the dukjug, it will be tough to go back to my old hiking bottles.
The one litter dukjug is less than a dollar more than the .75-litter at amazon.com, which had the best price I could find.
GIVEAWAY: Just tweet this post (you can use the tweet button above) and you’re eligible for a giveaway of a BPA-free, clear blue Infinity Dukjug from GSI. Remember to tag @rogerreal so I can see everyone that tweeted this post. OR post a comment below: what’s your favorite hydration bottle for the trail? This giveaway will be open until Aug. 15.