Vesica FAQ

Modified on Thu, 18 Jan 2024 at 11:39 AM

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • My Vesica turned bright yellow/orange/green! Is there a way to fix this?
  • Does the Vesica keep its shape when less than completely full?
  • Can I mix drink powders in my Vesica?
  • Can I put boiling water, coffee, tea in my Vesica?
  • Can I attach my filter and drink straight from my Vesica?
  • How do you clean my Vesica?
  • Is the Vesica dishwasher safe?
  • My Vesica gives my water a plastic taste. Is it faulty? Can I get rid of the taste/smell?
  • Can you freeze the Vesica?
  • How do I store my Vesica?
  • Does my Vesica come with a warranty?


My Vesica turned bright yellow/orange/green! Is there a way to fix this?

It is actually completely normal for the TPU in your Vecto to become discolored, even after just 24 hours.  Our TPU is soft, lightweight, porous and BPA-free. We never use BPA (part of the polymer that keeps plastics completely clear - but can also cause cancer) in our products.  Thus, every BPA-free plastic is sensitive to discoloring: the combination of UV exposure plus high tannins and mineral content in water sources can lead to discoloration. This  does not affect your Vesica's function, safety or performance.

Does the Vesica keep its shape when less than completely full?


The Vesica is made of soft, flexible and slighter thicker (more rigid) TPU than our Vecto Water Container. These collapsible bottles stand up on their own and will also stay upright when only partially filled with liquid.


Can I mix drink powders in my Vesica?


Yes, although make sure you clean well before storing. Note that as TPU is a porous and BPA free material, it will take on the color of any products with dyes you put inside of it.


Can I put boiling water, coffee, tea in my Vesica?


The Vesica is rated up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit/100 degrees Celcius and can withstand boiling water, but human hands cannot! You're welcome to fill it with boiling water or hot beverages, just be cautious not to touch the soft TPU plastic while it is too hot as there is no insulation.


Can I attach my filter and drink straight from my Vesica?


Yup! It’s a great option for on-the-go water filtration for fastpackers and trail runners.


How do I clean my Vesica?

 Give it a quick wash with mild, biodegradable soap and warm water, using a scrub brush on the inside if needed, and let hang (air) dry completely between uses. It's best to do this regularly between hiking seasons and long trips.

Is my Vesica dishwasher-safe?

Yes - as the Vesica is made of a thicker TPU than the Vecto, it is dishwasher safe.

My Vesica gives my water a plastic taste. Is it faulty? Can I get rid of the taste/smell?

This is normal, albeit not tasty. To remove the added flavor, soak it in warm water with two denture tabs overnight, empty and wash thoroughly with mild soap, then let air dry.


Can you freeze the Vesica?

The Vesica has an optimal operational temperature down to 20°F (-6°C). It can be frozen for sanitizing purposes


How do I store my Vesica?


Between trips and seasons, make sure your Vesica is stored clean, dry, and out of sunlight. We recommend storing your Vesica with the cap off.


Does my Vesica come with a warranty?

 

Yup! Check out our warranty FAQ for full details.


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