Any time I need another water bottle or a travel coffee mug, I get lost. How difficult is it really to buy a bottle? Isn’t it easier to go to a dollar store and grab one from a shelf. Whenever this one goes bad, just get another one, right?
The answer is both – YES and NO.
Would you like BPA in your water? Are you planning to hand wash it? Are you interested bottles that randomly open? LOL – I know those are some tough questions, but your choice of bottles depends on it.
Whenever you do pay a higher price tag, does it mean quality? I spent countless hours on Amazon.com trying to find a sport bottle that deserves my attention and still got it wrong few times. I think that is when brand loyalty might help a little.
Back in March, I stopped by the booth of Contigo at the Housewares Show in Chicago and got a tour of their products. There are so many Contigo bottles out there, you have no idea! But what surprised me the most – this company actually listens to their customers (believe it or not!). I mean, if you ever thought of something like
“I wish there was a way to attach my driver license and credit card to my bottle when I go to work out, so I don’t have to take my purse with…”
They are actually interested in this kind of feedback, and guess what they have now – AUTOSEAL® Kangaroo Water Bottle with Compartment
Sad personal story – I cherish my lunchtime walks, but I have to remember to take a key pass along to insure that I can get back into the office building. Since the key pass is quite tiny, it helps to have it on a Keychain, right? Wrong! One day it must of fell out of my pocket. Result: I had to stay at work till 6 pm waiting for my husband to rescue me with the spare set of keys, I didn’t take the kids to the swimming lesson, and went the same damn road 3 times looking for my keys as it was getting dark.
Secret compartment is not the only good thing about this bottle. For special people like myself, it is spill-proof and can be operated with one-hand – press to sip and release to automatically seal. And it is pretty cool looking too! By the way, Contigo posts about their sales in promotions on Facebook, so connect with them to get your own cool bottle.
One thing it doesn’t do – it doesn’t fit in my bicycle bottle holder, and that’s an excuse to check out another bottle.
Avex bottle is a perfect fit for the bike cage and comes with a spill-proof valve – squeeze-n-drink kind of a bottle.
Sporty look, and one-hand operation – it just screams take me out for a bike ride. Checking out Avex Sport website I discovered many more tempting bottles – they have them even sorted for different kind of fitness activities and there are also bottles there for the kids. And how about bottle for winter sports? I know, that is pretty cool.
Check them out on Facebook, I found some pretty cool comments by their happy customers.