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Water bottle belt holster/holder?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by barry13, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi,

    I'm looking for a reasonably priced (under $20USD, prefer less) holder/holster for a common water bottle, 1 liter or smaller.
    I will be putting it on a 1-1.5" leather belt, so I don't want one with integrated belt or sling/strap, and I want it to fold or compress to a small size for travel.

    Plan to use it in Europe and in USA, hopefully the bottles are close enough in size.

    I saw several on Amazon but they are expensive, and many are Molle mount, which I'm not sure will work well on a belt.

    I don't want to put a water bottle in/on my camera bag.

    Preferred colors: black, navy, khaki/tan.

    Anyone know any decent ones on eBay or elsewhere?

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Thanks... Will a 1 liter bottle fit in that? I don't want to be stuck with only using their bottle as it's often difficult to find a tap to refill at.


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  3. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    BayArea, CA
    Yang
  4. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Try it in the store, it's neoprene and should stretch. .
    And you can always refill any bottle from another bottle. :
     
  5. mnr3

    mnr3 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 3, 2011
    Hate to suggest sth. else than what you asked, but I would consider a real hydration pack. If you will be doing much walking, it might drive you crazy having that bottle swinging about. A liter is over two pounds, after all. A mid sized hydration pack will hold that or more and be stable, and depending on model, have a few straps to lash other things on. Or if you already have a backpack, just buy the bladder. For that matter, why not a good old leather bota style? The above referenced sleeve from rei does not include the bottle, btw

    Other than that, I agree that the zoom sized lens pouch in neoprene could be a good sub, and some have the built in lash cords. Good luck
     
  6. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I second the hydration pack.
     
  7. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Thanks guys... I'll go to an REI store and check out the holster and hydration packs.

    FYI, I'm leaning against a pack as I have a back injury and would prefer all load on my hips / belt... my Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 10 goes on my belt too.

    BTW, the REI sleeve doesn't come with the bottle; it's another $14 :eek:

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  8. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Lowepro and Think Tank make water bottle holders that mount to the belt.
     
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  9. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Thanks; do you know if those will work on a regular belt? The pics on TT's site look like it may require some sort of hooks. I do have the TT MM10 bag and it works fine as it just has a regular loop.

    I didn't get a chance to go to REI; the only one is far and I didn't have time last weekend... I did go to 2 other sporting good stores but they didn't have one for a belt.

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  10. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
    Scott
    The Lowepro bottle bag will go on any belt. All of my TT products will as well, although I don't have the bottle bag.
     
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