Shoulder strap water bottle holders?

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I want to move my water bottle(s) to my shoulder straps. My current system is a 3L CNOC dirty water bag with Katadyn BeFree filter. I use lot of water hiking and sweat like an addict. Was thinking about one or two bottles on the shoulder straps of my SG Terminus but am weary about putting too much weight up on my shoulders. I am open to 1 or 2 bottles, Nalgene, Smart Water and soft bottles. What has worked well for you (bottles and bottle holders)?

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I don't think on the straps is a good idea. Too much weight wagging around with every step, but it might work for you. Both my daypack and backpacking pack have elastic pockets on the outside bottom that hold 1/2 liter water bottles and I can reach them w/o taking off the pack. I sweat like crazy when working too so I like having water at hand and I don't like the bags. The pockets work for me.
 

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I like a 16 oz Nalgene on a shoulder strap. Not too heavy (32 oz would probably be too heavy).

The best one I’ve used is from Mountain Laurel Designs.

Not truly on the shoulder strap, but close, is the older bottle holder from Stone Glacier. It holds a 32 oz Nalgene comfortably.

I go back and forth between the two depending.
 
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Thank you kindly. I came across them too, nice fella manning the mails!
 
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