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Most common water bottle

This is going to sound a weird question: Would anyone care to hazard a guess at the most common size/brand of bottled water in North Africa?

The reason: I'm making a new tonneau cover for the sidecar to allow it to close over the spare wheel, stop it flapping, make it tough etc. As this is an original design I add whatever features I like. I've decided to add pockets to hold something like 1.5 litre pop bottles on the basis that I can buy them four at a time, drink one, tip another into a bladder pack thingy and the others go in the pockets. The idea is that there is a little pouring as possible, they stay sealed, they are in a bit of insulation and I don't have to do a lot of rummaging to get a drink. The snag of course is that if I design for round 1.5's and everyone uses square 750's I'm wasteing my time.

Cheers (is there a joke in there? )

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Plan for square, and round will fit. (round peg fits in square hole, but not the other way around!).

Make your system of something (or line it) that can absorb a little water. Keep it damp, and the process of evaporation will keep you drinks nice and cool!

Safe travels, Sam.
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You can get 1.5l bottles practically anywhere I've been to. They are mostly round bottles, the last square ones were the 'Baraka' brand in egypt, but some brilliant junior creative at marketing decided that a designed round bottle will sell so much better ....
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