Coleman 5-Gallon Water Carrier
|MSRP : $18.99|
Sale : $16.06
|Sold & shipped by Walmart|
- Product Description
- Additional Information
- 5 gallon
- On/off spigot
- Molded handle
- Tough polyethylene construction makes this product scratch- and impact-resistant
- Great for outdoor activities: baseball games, picnics and more
Great Container with weak Faucet Assembly
This is an old favorite in my camping gear, but the "redesigned" Faucet Assembly is weak at best. The original version of the faucet lasted 15 + years of rugged use, the container itself is STILL in great shape! However, the latest version has to be handled with extreme care or the faucet twisty handle will break off easily within weeks. The plastic is too thin at that point and will not stand up to anything above delicate use. Please bring back the old faucet design and you will have a customer for life!
New to Coleman
First I wanted a collapsible container but many of Colemans weak so I went with the hard plastic. Best thing I can say about this is that its not thin plastic, the spout is cheesy but very functional. The spout can be inverted when not in use to protect it during storage. When in use with the vent cap open, it allow s a steady controlled stream without wasting water all over the place. If you leave the vent close the stream is just enough to allow you to drink from it like a water fountain which is nice if you have a pet or lazy kids. Naturally once you fill it, its heavy. Guys don't leave this to your wife or kids to fill or carry. Its rugged enough that it stood up to 3 racoon attacks without be dragged away, dent, or punctured. Recommend you clean with baking soda to keep plastic smell out during storage
Love this blue
I already do have 12 of them. I use then to bring mineral water and keep the water till I need to use it. I worried if water will be safe and will not burst up. It is safe. Container became as balloon, almost round but water stay in place. I close the vent by scotch to prevent vent from opening due transportation and very high gas inside, it is mineral water with carbon dioxide. Yes, it let some water to leak when we place it on the kitchen and open to be used but I do not mind. It is very small amount in the beginning and next day it is safe. Also maybe I do not use it correctly. There is ring inside the lead, very easy to lost. Be very careful with this ring. It is wight as lead and it took me long time to realize it exist. Very small and tiny. I think it would be better if they did it in red color that it will be easy to see. Price cannot find better. There were no any leak in car due transportation from Saratoga to NYC. I am very happy I did find what I need.
Wet floor in PA
Nice container, but spigot is destined for failure
Got this for the cabin where I have used it only a few times moving it from downstairs (water source) to the upstairs kitchen. The last visit, the spigot lever cracked, and this time it simply broke off. This was not abused. The lever plastic molding is very thin and upon examination, it's no surprise that it broke. There's no reason Coleman needed to save 0.3 cents on plastic. This must have been yet another design intended to fail. Though the blue container seems well made, a broken spigot makes it totally useless. So, 1 star overall.
Sturdy, looks good
I will be using this for long-term water storage. I have already rinsed in and put in a 50/50 mixture of Rubbing Alcohol and water -swished it all around, emptied it then turned it over to dry. (some people use bleach/water but I have found that a mixture of rubbing alcohol is great for sanitizing my kitchen cabinets, etc. (got that information from a doctor -they usually use 100% rubbing alcohol though for their instruments, chairs, cabinets, etc.) I will be filling this up with water and adding a Water Treatment because I do not want to have to empty & replace the water every month or so. I put a 4 star because it would be nice if the water spout could be turned over to the inside but I will just cover with a bag because I do not want dust, etc. getting all over it.