While I appreciate that many people are big fans of hydration packs, I have personally never got on well with them at all. They can be a menace to clean properly, and if you’ve ever made the mistake of putting a flavoured energy drink in one, chances are you’ll never be able to 100% remove the taste of it. Even if you’re just using water, if you don’t clean them regularly enough, they get pretty fausty. Not to mention the additional weight you’re carrying on your back. A water bottle is definitely my preference. Trouble is, most water bottles that fit into a standard bottle cage are no bigger than 750ml, until now.
SOMA Further 38 oz. Cyclists’ Water Bottle
Claiming to be the World’s largest water bottle to fit a standard water bottle cage, the SOMA Further bottle carries a whopping 38 oz., or 1120 ml, of fluid. It is top heavy, with a standard water bottle cage circumference at the bottom, while the top half widens, increasing the fill capacity. At 30cm tall, I would imagine that this isn’t going to solve the problem faced by the majority of mountain bikers, whose rear shock almost always takes up too much space in the front triangle to fit any decent sized bottle. However, this could be a game changer for most other types of cycling, in which the front triangle is still just a triangle; commuting, bikepacking, gravel riding, road riding, adventure cycling, advenduro, adventure gravel… i’m running out of types of cycling here. The point is, you can now carry more water (and therefore weight) on the frame of your bicycle, the most ergonomically sensible place for it to be (yay!).
SOMA Further Spec:
- 38 oz. capacity water bottle (1,120 mL)
- Graduation marks to assist with hydration mixes
- Easy to grip
- Easy to squeeze LDPE plastic
- High flow sip valve
- Frosted Clear allows you to view how much liquid you still have
Pricing & Availability
The 38 oz. Further water bottle from SOMA Fabrications will set you back just $14.99 and is available now direct from the SOMA Fab shop.