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Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container
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- Rigid, 7-gallon rectangular water container with molded contour grip
- Space-saving design for easy storing and stacking when empty
- New and improved screw-on vent; hideaway spigot for on-demand water dispensing
- Suitable for outdoors activities and emergency water storage
- Five-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
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Basecamp, Tent Trailers and Boats
This water storage container is perfect to keep on-hand as a hydration or washing station at your campsite, on the road, or on the water.
Picnics and Outdoor Recreation
Reduces the need and waste of disposable water bottles. Use at picnics, sporting events, and music festivals to keep everyone hydrated.
Fishing and Hunting
Bring the Aqua-Tainer with you on fishing and hunting trips as a reliable source of drinking water.
Emergency Preparedness and Survival
The go-to survival water container. Can be used for long-term water storage in case disaster strikes. Perfect for a home emergency kit.
Reversible hideaway spigot and screw-on vent.
Stackable when empty.
Material: Rigid and recyclable, BPA-free polyethylene (#2).
Dimensions: 15.75"H x 11"W x 11"D.
The Most Trusted Water Container
This BPA-free and food-safe water container is compact and easy to transport with its space-saving design and reversible hideaway spigot. Features a smooth ergonomic handle to comfortably grip while carrying.
We stand by the quality of our products. Your Reliance product is backed by a 5 year guarantee from the original date of purchase against materials and/or workmanship defects. We will replace any defective item with proof of purchase. For more information, please contact Customer Relations or visit our official website.
Aqua-Tainer 7 gallon (26 liter) rigid water container feature a rectangular design for easy storage and stacking. Great for all outdoor activities and emergency water storage at home.
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I read the other reviews, everybody says the spigots leak. But so does every other water carrier spigot on the market that I've seen, so what then? I looked at the cap, there is a nice thick rubber gasket seal in there. Cool, so that won't leak. The spigot has a nice flange at the base of the threads, and the surfaces on the cap match up nicely. As if it was designed to have an o-ring there... Well, knowing that this would be a leak point, I went to the hardware store with it and matched one up. 7/8" ID, 1/8" thick was a perfect fit. I filled it up and placed it on it's side with the spigot pointing down, not a single drop in an hour. 47 cents was my cost, your local hardware store may be cheaper, a bulk order for someone mass producing water carriers would surely get them cheaper...
So there is that.
56lbs of water filled up, not for the weak folks. A 5 gallon carrier is 40lbs, that's a bigger difference than it sounds. Time will tell on the thin plastic, but as long as it doesn't get dropped or knocked around too much, I think it will be fine.
On our last trip, our newest 7-Gallon Aquatainer just gave up and burst open, riding in a well-secured location in the carpeted bed of our truck. It's nice to have a container that holds so much water - until it breaks and soaks almost all the gear you store with it. In our case, we discovered the problem after arriving at a remote camp in Baja California. The container split and broke along the seam of the Aquatainer logo embossed onto the side of the container. We ended up having to spend an unplanned extra day at that camp while we dried out our gear and having less water than I'm comfortable with. We were lucky that the water didn't damage some sensitive equipment we had. Over the years, Reliance has made the plastic on these containers thinner and thinner. We also noticed that the corners now dent very easily, making it just a matter of time before it cracks along the edges of the dent (see photos).
If you are using these containers to store emergency water at home or in a static, stable location, they'll probably be OK. I used to recommend them to my friends for travel but I won't any longer. They've always had the issues with the spout leaking when turned on its side.
Our workaround on this last trip was to purchase a 5-gallon water-cooler service type bottle with a screw-top in the nearest large town. From that, we dispense water into a Rubbermaid 2.5-gallon drinking dispenser that has a recessed spout that never leaks. I think that the round bottles will be more durable. Plus, the round shape prevents wildlife (coyotes) from gaining purchase with their teeth to puncture the container - which had also been a problem with the Aquatainer.
2 had malformed nozzles and wouldn't dispense water without leaking .
Not durable , not reliable
ALL but 1of mine leaked when we were desperately filling water containers as hurricane bore down on us .
If we had to depend on these for water storage in this Emergency , And we DID , we would have been in deep trouble .
We had to find and fill old water and milk jugs .
At least t hey didnt leak .
I am incensed that these failed in the exact situation I bought them for .
What a complete and dangerously unusable product .
They should stop selling this junk .
DO NOT BUY !
"The 7 gal aqua-tainer can be stacked 2 high, however this is only when “empty”. Unfortunately this container is a thinner plastic and cannot be stacked when full as it will crush the corners of the containers."
I only asked them because my bottom containers appear to in danger of failing, after only about one month of use. The top container looks fine.
Your money, your choice. Ron