When I was working in homecare I always had a bottle of water in my car. It didn’t matter if it was cold, room temperature, lukewarm or hot if I was thirsty I’d drink it. Now that I’m no longer driving around in my car all day I still like to have something to drink nearby but don’t care to spend money on bottled water or beverages when tap water is just fine for me. OK I will admit if I’m out I will by a bottle of water once in a while but then I’d save the bottle and refill it from the tap.
One reason I like to refill those bottles is to keep it on my nightstand so I can get a drink during the night without worrying about the possibility of drinking a bug. Don’t laugh it did happen once when I was little and a spider crawled into the cup of water next to my bed. Talk about gross. I also like the bottle because I it keeps the water from spilling out if I knock it over.
I also like the bottles when I’m going out and want to take a drink with me. But there is a problem with the water bottles, they’re difficult to fill with anything but tap water unless you’ve got a funnel. Yeah, I’ve tried those sports bottles with the little straw and or the top you pull up but they have a tendency to leak if they get tipped. I’ve even had one tip and leak inside a tote bag soaking everything else I was carrying. A travel mug, no way, hit a bump and you can end up wearing whatever it is you’re drinking. Then there’s the problem of the bottle, sports bottle or travel mug absorbing the dye and flavor of whatever you’re drinking that’s not plain water. Do you know how hard it is to get that flavoring out of one of those containers. Right, it’s not hard it’s impossible.
My problem is now solved with an AUTOSEAL® Water Bottle by Contigo. This water bottle is awesome.
- 100% BPA free. No need to worry about the container you are drinking from – Contigo® makes only BPA free bottles.
- Patented AUTOSEAL® lid is 100% leak-proof and 100% spill-proof.
- Drinking made easy! Press to sip. Release to seal. AUTOSEAL® automatically seals between sips to ensure no spills.
- One-handed water bottle operation for on-the-go drinking.
- Water bottle is made out of Tritan™, which provides high impact resistance and won’t stain or retain odors.
- Carabiner clip on the handle makes this water bottle easy to carry. Attach it to a bag strap for hands-free portability.
- Water bottle is top-rack dishwasher safe.
- Wide opening fits ice cubes.
- Volume markings help you gauge water intake.
- 24 oz. size fits most car cupholders.
Volume: 24 oz.
Dimensions: 4.1″ across widest point of lid x 10.3″H x 2.9″ diameter at base
Not one to believe everything I read I had to put this baby through the tests. First I filled it up then tipped it upside down. No leaks at all. Then I rolled it across the counter on it’s side and still no leaks. If I’m carrying or holding something that needs both hands I can hook one finger through the clip on the handle and it still won’t leak.
Don and I take a cooking class one afternoon a week and one of the benefits of the class is that we all sit down and enjoy a meal of everything we just prepared. I like taking a drink along to class so I filled the bottle 1/3 with water and stuck in the freezer. When it was time to leave the house I filled the rest of the way with tap water but did find the seal was frozen shut. No problem, I just ran it under the faucet and it released easily.
Now my final test. I filled it with Crystal Light Fruit Punch (you know the red stuff). I drank from that all day then filled it again that night and put it in the refrigerator for the next day. I kept fruit punch in there for 3 days before I washed it. I then filled it with water and would you believe, no residual taste from the fruit punch, no discoloration from the red dye.
This was made with active person on the go in mind but I can tell you it’s good for anyone who just likes to keep a bottle of water handy without the expense of store bought water. Heck even if you do like store bought water you can always pour it in the Contigo AUTOSEAL® Water Bottle for easier carrying and one handed use.
The AUTOSEAL® Water Bottle by Contigo comes in a variety of colors: Red, Lime, Blue, Charcoal and Pink. They can be purchased for $9.99 at https://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal-water-bottle-24-oz.html or you can find a retailer near you at https://www.gocontigo.com/retailers.html.
A product was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.