Water Bottles that Glow in the Dark

July 4, 2013

Tent. Dark. Thirsty. Water. Water…. Water!!! Fumbling fingers and mumbling cursings ensue as you search desperately for your water bottle, which has apparently gone all Houdini on you in the dark of the night. Next time consider carrying a glow-in-the-dark water bottle to help you quickly slake your thirst.

Nalgene makes a 32-ounce wide-mouth glow-in-the dark bottle, which it has creatively dubbed the 32 Ounce Wide Mouth Glow ($10). In terms of brightness, it’s not a 100-watt beacon in the wilderness, or bright enough to read by, but its soft green glow is more than adequate to help you locate it in the crevices of your tent, pack, car, closet, or wherever else it tries to Houdini off to.

The bottle is BPA-free, made in the USA, features the standard wide-mouth Nalgene shape and design, and is sufficiently translucent to identify the water level inside.

For kids and anti-Nalgenites, SIGG also offers a line of smaller glow-in-the-dark bottles, though, unlike the Nalgene, only the design pattern glows and not the entire bottle. Options include the 0.4-liter Dino Glow ($25), which features an integrated, leak-proof drinking straw; and the 0.4-liter Primeval Glow ($21), which features a glow-in-the-dark cap.

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Matt Heid

Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.