Originally Nalgene was manufactured for scientific lab ware. Nalgene was developed to be shatterproof and lighter than glass. These properties made it suitable for work with many substances in various temperature ranges for laboratory use. In the 1970’s it started to be used by hikers and scout troops as a durable alternative to the plastic they had been using. Eastman recognized this and diversified into outdoor products, offering reusable water bottles in several different sizes and styles.
Nalgene is an alternative to poly carbonate and maintains the toughness, odor resistance and great color choices of other bottles. Nalgene Tritan™ is a tough and durable high-performance material that is also BPA free.
All Nalgene products are made in the USA.