Saturday, December 27, 2008

Aluminum/Stainless Steel Water Bottles- just say no to plastic!

It's official, using plastic water bottles is no longer "cool" because of the growing demand of sustainable practices. Now, I've been using an aluminum water bottle for about 3 years now, and people are slowly beginning to pick it up. This is a growing trend I don't mind happening because it's good for the environment. Then again, it's fun to be green and still individual, which is why I'd like to talk about these different bottles.

Stainless Steel Sports Flask $18.99
This is very much like the current bottle I have, except mine is all dented and the blue paint is chipping off. Had I known the generic ones would not chip, I would've gotten this one instead. However, I don't like the rubber ring attached to it because it always slips off.

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle $17.00
Klean Kanteen is pretty much the premiere company for aluminum/stainless steel water bottles. And since they are one of the firsts, their technology is probably a lot more advanced than their competition. They have developed a secure cap that does not require a rubber stopper. That in itself is considered an improvement. I might just get this one because of the cap.

Eva Solo Stainless Steel Thermo Flask $75.00
How very sleek and shiny. The handle kind of looks like an umbrella strap. I like this one, but I am not paying $75.00 for a water bottle. Maybe it's that expensive because of the warm-keeping effect. Who knows?

Thinksport Sports Bottle $21.99
This looks like a perfume bottle, which kind of adds a luxury appeal to drinking water. This can totally be a reality if celebrities endorsed them. I can totally see this on a billboard somewhere. Eventually, people will start using these bottles, and there will be less of a market for bottled water, which'll pressure companies to come up with sustainable practices like making bottles out of corn or something.

Hydration Center Waterbottle (Set of 2 Silver and Black) $24.99
I'm in love with this bottle because it serves its purpose without having to compromise the shape of a bottle. So many times, these bottles look like they're filled with propane, so it's nice to see this one for a change. I'm a little skeptical about the cap though.

Gaiam Stainless Steel Water Bottle $15.00
The design of this bottle is all very interesting, but I feel like it's a little over-designed. My favorite part of this bottle is the twistable sippy cap.

Courtesy of Target, Klean Kanteen, Gaiam, Fitzsu

1 comment:

  1. That $75 bottle is pretty nice...not sure I would pay that much though.