Aqua Clip Water Bottle Holder

P1020777About a week ago while I was going through my emails, I came across one from Brian Cizek, the inventor of the Aqua Clip Water Bottle Holder. He had emailed me and asked me if I would be interested in checking some of these little guys out. Now, let me say that these nifty little gadgets are not necessarily new-to-the-market, instead, they have been around for a few years already. In fact, when searching around the web for reviews on these, I found threads on BPL that dated back to 2010.

The first time I heard about them was some time back. A reader, or viewer, had brought these to my attention on one of my videos, or maybe a blog post. I checked them out at that time, but since these are designed to be used with narrow mouth water bottles, I didn’t really pursue them. But, when Brian emailed me, I figured what the heck, I am game to try something a little different… after all, it is rather similar to how I carry my water already. There are just a few differences…

P1020785The biggest difference is likely the most obvious, the Aqua Clip is designed to work with a small mouth bottle. As others may remember, I am a fan of the 20 oz Gatorade bottles, which have a wider mouth than the normal pop drink bottles. However, despite this, I am going to give both, the Aqua Clip water bottle holder, and a small mouth water bottle, a shot on my next hike. Who knows, I may like it even better…

Other than this though, I will be using the Aqua Clip to secure my water bottle to my shoulder strap in the same basic manner that I already do. I will hook the clip through a looped cord on my shoulder strap, and secure the bottom of the water bottle with a piece of shock cord as normal.

Brian has also designed the Aqua Clip to function as a bit of a tool as well. The clip can slide over the top of a standard pop bottle top, and then be used as a wrench to unscrew those super-tight bottle tops. (Although, I will admit, I can’t think of a single time in which I wasn’t able to open a pop bottle… but again, who knows!) Also, for those that are more “fashion-oriented,” never fear! These come in 16 different colors to choose from…

Anyway, here is a quick little video I made on these today for you to check out:

So, until I get back from taking them with me on a hike… thanks for stopping by!

~Stick~

Disclaimer: Brian, from Aqua Clip, sent me these Aqua Clip Water Bottle Holders free of charge, however, I am not obligated to “review” these little guys. I found them to be interesting enough to share with my readers though, so I did. The statements within this write-up, including the video, are of my own opinion, which was formed after handling them right out of the box… so take them for what they are.

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About Chad “Stick” Poindexter

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.
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6 Responses to Aqua Clip Water Bottle Holder

  1. vizcara says:

    thanks or sharing this chad good idea and concept. I myself also like the bigger mouth bottles like gatoraid bottles but I actually use the poweraid bottles because for some reason the gatorraid bottles leave a funny Oder to the water for some reason. So maybe this company will retool for a larger moth bottle size instead of the 16 colors?? they offer which really 16 colors?? to many keep it simple. also in the video you should have done a quick bit of footage of the bottle mounted on your strap so we can see how it looks and hangs as well if it swings around or anything. thanks again

    • Stick says:

      Thanks for stopping by. As for the size… who knows, maybe he will eventually make a wide mouth version sometime, however, by its own nature, it will weigh more… and my DIY cord & mitten hook is already much lighter than the current Aqua Clip, and works just as well, and even on my wide mouth bottles…

      I didn’t show it attached to a pack because it will act different, depending on what pack it is attached, and how it is attached. As I mentioned, I will just slip the hook on the Aqua Clip through a piece of looped cord dangling from my pack strap, so yes, it will flop around quite a bit. Because of this, I will still use the piece of shock cord around the bottom to stabilize it, the same as I do with my DIY set-up. Never fear though, I will have some video of it thrown in with my trip report video!

      I would imagine that the tighter the area that the hook is hooked into, the more stable the bottle will be. For example, if it is hooked between my belt and my pants, it will be much more stable than what it will be when just hanging from the looped cord on my pack…

      Hope this helps some!

      ~Stick~

  2. I agree on your points and I see this as a good idea but really only good for those not carrying about weight as much as others and those who do not want to bother with making their own DIY systems like yours which are just as good and lighter. So it will probably have its nitch for those people in a hurry and want to buy some thing instead to use. Also I am sure it will or can be used for other things than the UL backpackers like day hikers, joggers, vacationers on holiday trips to the zoo or outdoor venues etc… Those people may enjoy it more for hooking it on a belt loop and things of that nature.

  3. Hi Chad, this is one great piece of a gadget and I’m looking for this on the market. Luckily I across your blog and read about this thing and this would be helpful with me because I love to travel. Thanks for sharing this and will definitely order a few of this for me and my family.

    • Stick says:

      Oliver,

      So glad to hear that this post helped you find what you were looking for! Hope it works out for you, and thanks for stopping by!

      ~Stick~

  4. David Maxwell says:

    I have a couple of these now. I have been using them on dayhikes. On hikes that I only want to take water, these work great. Last weekend my wife and I each used one on a dayhike. We like’em.

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