bobbleâ¿¢ Water Bottle by Karim Rashid
"Green" water bottle is stingy on its squirts
Pros: way cool, curvy design; a great "green" idea which will cut down on bottled water purchases and will pay for itself after only 6 or 7 uses, if you're paying airport prices for bottled water.
Cons: plastic bottle is stiff, so it's hard to get the water out; needs to be bigger than 18.5 oz.
This is a great item for traveling. The filter removes the chlorinated taste of tap and fountain water quite well and is stated to last for 40 gallons, which is a lot of filtered water.
Many plastic bottles can be made to varying degrees of flexibility and squeeze-ability. This bottle, while sturdy and durable, is simply hard to squeeze, so you can't take a long draught of water. Sucking on the closable nipple-lid doesn't help. This bottle is a point-and-squeeze proposition and you'll most likely have to point-and-squeeze several times. Oh well...nothing's perfect.
As far as the noise issue in the previous review: I doubt anyone on a plane-or anywhere there is some ambient noise-is going to reprimand you for using it. We're not talking about a problem as big as loud public cell phone conversations. However, don't take it to the symphony or a play.
Watching the air bubbles enter the water bottle with your eyes crossed while you're drinking is...well...a different experience which left me dizzy and wanting more.
I bought two.
May 28, 2010
Best Water Bottle Ever for Travel!
Bought one of these for each member of my family before heading to Disney World. Didn't want to pay an arm & a leg for bottles of water but didn't want us to drink out of the water fountains or have to rely on finding one whenever we were thirsty. These were the answer to my prayers! The bottle itself is non-toxic and filters the water, so you know the water you're drinking is safe & tastes good. They're light weight and fit easily in your suitcase & back pack so you don't have to worry about taking them through security. They cost way less then you'll spend on bottles and can get a different color for each family member... so no fights over who's bottle is who's. If you have more than child you know how that can be! I highly recommend them to anyone but especially for travel or school.
March 24, 2013
This bottle is fantastic. It makes water from any source (water fountain, tap, public restroom, ANYTHING,) drinkable and tasty! I've started drinking a lot more water since I purchased this.
The only downside is that the protective cap (that is removable) is a nuisance. It is nearly impossible to open so I just removed mine.
February 16, 2014
Bought several of these, and replace the filters regularly. Use them in home, work, car. This is the only way I can be sure that the water is reasonably safe to drink here in Chicago. Water tastes a lot better then tap water, especially at work.
When I replace the filters, I choose a different color filter so I can tell the newer filters from the oder ones.
I guess if I could change anything, I would make more sizes available and one with a sippy spout or straw for easier drinking in the car.. Also--its much more fun to shop in the store-its like a treasure hunt.
May 4, 2014