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Looking for the perfect pocket bottle for me

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Hello and long time no see.

TL;DR: I'm looking for a place to purchase bottles that are as close the the ones pictured below as possible, or similar but bigger.

For years I've been on the hunt for some new bottles to be used as daily squeezers, pocket warriors if you will. My favorite bottles have been these small (15ml), oval-shaped, soft plastic bottles pictured below.

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I've had these for nearly ten years. If I recall they were originally from pre-made ejuice bottles purchased from the vaportalk store when I first joined this forum in 2010. They have been perfect all this time and still are. The caps and threads are solid. The oval shape has the perfect low profile to fit comfortably and unobtrusively in my pocket along with my other daily carry gear, while still allowing for a decent volume. And the soft plastic and smaller diameter of the one dimension is quite comfortable to squeeze. I was even able to ream out the nozzle slightly to make for a more consistent flow of my thick VG while still ensuring a leak-free cap connection.

However I've only ever had about six of them, and as my vaping habits have changed over the years I've found that I wished I had more or sometimes that they were bigger than 15ml. I've tried several other bottles over the years but have never found any I liked as much as these. My latest experiment was these Unicorn 30ml bottles pictured below. The shape is manageable and the doubled capacity is convenient. However they are much stiffer plastic making them uncomfortable to squeeze, tiring my fingers even just to fill a 4ml tank. And even after only one full use they have developed significant creases, so I don't expect them to last very long at all before cracking and leaking.

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Other bottles I've tried use softer plastic and nozzles that are more similar to my favorite bottles, but are usually still a bit stiffer and sometimes are only suitable for syringe-type tips. Usually I'm only able to find 15ml bottles and anything bigger than that jumps straight up to 50ml. Notably, bottles I've found are always cylindrical, which is simply a much worse shape for the micro-environment that is my pocket.

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So, is anyone aware of a place that sells soft plastic, oval bottles like the first ones pictured above, in the 15ml to 30ml range? I wouldn't be opposed to buying them with pre-made juice if that's what it takes.

Cheers, and thanks for any input,

== Matt

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Thanks for the suggestions. While they're not quite what I'm looking for they helped me learn a bit more about the keywords I should be searching for (such as LDPE). As it turns out this kind of bottle is tough to find. And even tougher to find in a slightly larger, but not too large size. And the specific dropper tips are more difficult still. Unsurprisingly these things are also pretty much only sold by wholesalers, who mostly only sell in bulk.

All of that being said I did find a few viable sources.

15ml oval bottle: https://www.containerandpackaging.com/products/120/ldpe-oval-bottles/B432https://www.industrialcontainer.com/product/one-half-oz-natural-ldpe-oval-bottle-15-415-b434/

15-415 tip: https://www.containerandpackaging.com/products/15/dropper-tip/L502https://www.industrialcontainer.com/product/15-mm-natural-uncontrolled-dropper-tip-016-orifice-l500/

cap: https://www.containerandpackaging.com/products/17/dropper-tip-caps/L506https://www.industrialcontainer.com/product/15-mm-white-dropper-tip-cap-l506/

 

37ml oval bottle: https://www.berlinpackaging.com/ldpe-plastic-oval-bottles/#product-description

18-410 tip and cap: https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?sku=60187&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhuvlBRCeARIsAM720HqAdZ93p836wPXWU6w_M-yMWLc3Bh43tFUSoO6SmIHLd2zeBD-EMK4aAr93EALw_wcB

37ml bottle with tip and cap: https://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin22k.html

Cheers.

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