Gear research at the Dawson house goes on despite Dad’s absence (he’s out on a hut trip for a few days). During a recent shopping trip, I found a Nalgene Cantene. It has a wide mouth, a bottom gusset for standing upright, is available in 16, 32, 48 and 96 oz. sizes and it collapses when empty. Best of all, it’s a whopping 4.4 ounces lighter than my regular Nalgene bottle. I plan to use it on my next trip and ace everyone out with the lightest pack. See you at the top Dad!
Louie Dawson earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from Western Washington University in 2014. When he’s not skiing Mount Baker or somewhere equally as snowy, he’s thinking about new products to make ski mountaineering more fun and safe.