Great for peanut butter
Until the mental giants over at Jiff and Peter Pan figure out how to put peanut butter in a tube, I'll continue to use these for backpacking. Loading them up can be a little messy, but after that they work great. Holds more than you would expect. While I've never put liquids in mine, I could see how they might leak a little.
The clip is very unlikely to come off if you put it on properly--fold the tail flap over and slide the clip on. The flap wraps around the prong on the clip. It would pretty much have to break to come off.
Since peanut butter is not readily water soluable, cleaning can take some time, effort and a lot of hot water. No more often than I use these, I've decided just to stock up and use them once.
Problem with a tube
I bought these to replace a pair that I'd acquired about 40 years ago and had lasted for many years. On the very first use the clip sliced a hole in the tube before I even squeezed out the peanut butter. I cut the tube at the hole and now it is a half inch shorter but still usable. I also used a nail file to smooth the sharp edges of the clips.
Suggestion for packing peanut butter: crunchy style does not dispense well so use creamy.
simplicity at its best
You're kidding right? People actually had trouble figuring out how to use and clean these? ha ha ha that's funny! I bought my first set of these in 1976, they were called Gerry tubes then and lasted 18 years. I'm getting my third set now. These are the simplest and most convenient way to carry gooey stuff that comes in the type of container you don't want to carry up a mountain. Try cleaning them with one of those drinking glass brushes.
I love the tube. I had been complaining that they should package peanut butter in a toothpaste tube because I like to have peanut butter to eat with apples, on crackers, etc... for snacks. I keep this in my desk at school and in my car for pick-me-ups. I don't have any problem whatsoever getting the clip on or cleaning the tube!
Nice in my opinion.
This is my toothpaste tube. It's much bigger than the Aurelle Toob Brush's toothpaste tube. hard sided bottle and those humangear bottle's are just for liquid and soft gels. This thing can store peanut butter so it can store toothpaste. I love this thing. I only use it for toothpaste by the way.
I've been using these for years. I fill them with hair care products. They have never leaked and I've had the first one break on me after7 years: the cap cracked. The crimp sealer is a bit hard to get on right, but once it's on, it stays on.
This a really convenient, light weight, and reusable item for any condiment you can think of. I used mine for peanut butter and nutella.
Just fill the tube, fold the bottom and slide the plastic clip through the folded end. Simple
works like a charm
these work great...no leaking or anything like that. keep in mind that the contents may stain the plastic (in my case, i took crushed pepper paste to spice up my meals, and the inside was stained red).