I’ve lengthy been trying to find The One. No, not a romantic companion—the one perfect water bottle. It’s not for lack of attempting. I’ve spent years biking by reusable bottles. I favored lots of them on the time, however finally, all of them simply collected within the cabinet. They merely didn’t make the minimize for the right match.
My necessities aren’t extravagant, however they’re explicit. I would like a straw—I drink far more with a straw than with out one—however it additionally must be leakproof, which is not at all times simple with straw cups. The viral Stanley cup, for instance, pours out with the slightest tip. My excellent bottle has to carry sufficient water so I can get in as a lot hydration throughout the day with as few refills as potential. And it must be cute, dammit.
I wasn’t certain it existed till I laid eyes on the Owala FreeSip.
Genie in a Bottle
The FreeSip is gorgeous—I’ve it within the purple Retro Boardwalk coloration—however it’s additionally useful. The identify refers back to the mouthpiece that lets you sip by the straw or tip it again and chug. I’ve by no means seen a bottle with two choices like this, nestled collectively neatly within the prime. (If this doesn’t enchantment to you, the model has a flip-top straw bottle too, although I didn’t attempt that one.) I additionally like that I can refill the bottle with out taking the lid off, so long as I don’t need to use ice.
The mouthpiece is plastic with only a few nooks and crannies, so it’s simpler to wash than another straw bottles I’ve used. I like chewing on the rubber straws of a CamelBak bottle, for instance, however I really feel like they’re at all times barely gross. With this, a straw brush works wonders, or you’ll be able to throw the lid within the prime rack of the dishwasher.
The lid flips open with the push of a button and a deal with raises up for straightforward carrying. You can even click on the deal with down over the closed prime. You can nonetheless open the bottle whereas the deal with is down, however the deal with covers sufficient of the button that it received’t by accident open if it bumps into one thing. This bottle has bounced round my backpack and my automobile, and lain with me on the sofa and in mattress sufficient occasions that I’m assured in its leakproof claims.