- Compact and convenient
- BPA free and environmentally friendly
- Great for traveling
The collapsible category was another place where we really struggled between two products. The Platypus 1L Meta Bottle is also a great option if you're looking for something collapsible, but the quality just isn't quite as great, in our opinion, as many users report the bottle often leaks in the middle where the two pieces screw together. (Plus, the Hydrapak Stash is just a tad bit cheaper!) The Hydrapak Stash, on the other hand, features an innovative and compact design that eliminates spills and leaks while still collapsing with ease. Overall, the Hydrapak Stash is perfect for all outdoor activities.
Smells a bit like plastic.
Features: The bottle is created with a solid plastic top and base, but the middle is a flexible plastic that you can simply twist to collapse. Not only does this minimize the space it takes up in your pack, but the fact that it weighs only 3.3 ounces makes it a great choice for hikers, runners, and lightweight backpackers. As an added bonus, the TPU carry handle and grip ring create a comfortable carrying experience, and the 42mm largemouth screw cap makes it quick and easy to fill with both water and ice.
Durability: The Hydrapak Stash is created using ultra-durable, abrasion resistant TPU, with RF welded seams for superior durability and elasticity. Trust us, this collapsible bottle will hold up through even the roughest of adventures.
Color: The Hydrapak Stash comes in 8 different colors, including: Malibu blue, Mammoth grey, and Sequoia green.
Size: Holds up to 750 mL of water and collapses down to 1/4 of its filled size when empty.
Price: You will be able to snag the Hydrapak Stash on Amazon for right at $18. Again, not the cheapest on our list, but you really won't be able to find such a high quality collapsible bottle at such a low price anywhere else.