If you’ve been doing research for an upcoming backpacking trip, you might have noticed that many backpackers use Smartwater bottles in place of a Nalgene. This seems counter-intuitive.
Why would a backpacker — a lover of nature — use a disposable water bottle?
The answer to this perplexing question can mainly be answered based on how that backpacker filters water in the backcountry. But there are a few other reasons why Smartwater is a smart choice on the trail.