Nineteen13 One-Handed 24oz Water Bottle
|May 16, 2011||Filled under Biking, Bottles, Special sales, Stainless steel, Work-out Ready|
I’m usually one that gets really annoyed when someone next to me decides to give me the play-by-play of the show we are watching together. Except one night, during Modern Family, I became that person. Imagine my surprise and excitement when I saw the pewter-colored Stanley bottle Alex was carrying in her hand on the hike (the Mother’s Day episode) – “THAT’S THE BOTTLE I’M TESTING OUT RIGHT NOW!” I yelled into my poor husband’s ears and would not stop talking about it for the rest of the episode. Yes yes, I’m more excited about a water bottle than about the story line. I guess that’s what you get when you are living and breathing water bottles!
Nonetheless, I’m super excited to write about this one-handed water bottle because even though I’ve talked about other bottles that you can use one handed, I have yet used a bottle quite as conveniently as this one.
What I liked about the bottle:
- It really requires only one hand. You hold it like you would any bottle and just push down with your thumb to open the mouth piece. The mechanism is quite fascinating and so logical.
- There are no extra parts. It’s the mouth piece + bottle. The mouth piece keeps water from dripping down the side if you tip too far and open and closes only based on your control.
- The bottle opening is wide enough for putting more things inside like lemon wedges, tea bags, whatever you want. The wide opening is also great for cleaning.
- There’s a plastic rubber-like ring around the top of the bottle where it prevents slippage and you can hold when the liquid is too cold or hot.
- A loop built into the top part allows for easy carrying.
- It fits bike cages and all of the cup holders in my car.
What I don’t like about the bottle:
- Because it is a single-wall stainless steel construction, heat and cold conducts very easily. That means, ice water makes the bottle extremely painfully cold to hold, and hot water makes the bottle too hot to hold.
- Even though there is a rubber ring that prevents leakage and the mouthpiece mechanism is built very well to be leak-proof, my bottle still leaks. I’ve tried examining where the water is leaking from and it seems to be coming out of the space where the top and the bottle screw in together. That said, I may have just gotten a faulty one, but it’s the only one I have. I must reiterate that water does NOT leak out of the mouth-piece itself. That is solid. It leaks out of the side and sometimes without knowing, there’s a large ring of water pooling on the table because I did not notice that water was dripping slowly out the side. Yes, I’ve tried screwing the mouthpiece really really tight, I’ve tried it with different water levels, and relieving pressure by opening the mouthpiece every once in awhile. It still leaks and leaves some contents in my bag very wet.
- I honestly really like this bottle so save for the two main points, I’m going to keep using this as one of my primary bottles.
- Made from single-wall stainless steel with no coating or liners
- One-handed operation
- Great for biking, driving, generally every day use.
- Mouth piece is BPA-free
- Available in two volumes, 24oz or 34oz. Both bottles available in the following colors: Gold Basic, Pewter (pictured), Stainless, Camo, Blackhawk, and Stormtrooper (very cute!)
Company’s Social and Environmental Commitment?
- The Stanley bottle brand is owned and operated by Pacific Market International, a Seattle-based company. On their website, they expressed a dedication to “Corporate Social Responsibility”, which includes trying to source from local material suppliers, recycling water, and conserving energy at the manufacturing plant as much as possible.
- PMI also encourages their employees to engage in donating and volunteering their time at local organizations such as orphanages and environmental conservation agencies. No reports are made on solid numbers that substantiates this claim though, so please let me know if you come across some!
Where can I buy one?
- You can buy it directly from the Stanley website for $20.
- REI has it on sale right now for $11.93 (limited availability)
- You can also get it on Amazon for $13.97.