I am always on a quest to find the best reusable containers for just about everything. One thing I refuse to do is buy bottled water. It’s wasteful and unnecessary and I just can’t bring myself to spend money on a case of plastic bottles. It pains me. So I rely primarily on my reusable water bottles to get me through work outs, work, and whatever else I’m doing. I try to keep a bottle of water near me at all times. After using a couple different ones I really fell in love with using glass. But it wasn’t always the most convenient (especially at the gym.. have you tried using a wide mouth bottle while working out? It’s not fun.).
I saw on the MightyNest Facebook page not long ago they were introducing the Takeya glass water bottle and I had to try it. It was imperative because it looked so cool. MightyNest sent me one to test out. I was head over heels immediately. Here is what I love about it:
The smaller opening makes this much easier to use at the gym. I really like my Life Factory glass bottle too since you can fit lots of ice in the wide mouth opening. But it makes it hard to use on the go. I spill on myself pretty frequently if I’m not sitting down at my desk. With the Takeya, it’s a better size so I don’t spill half the container down my shirt. The opening is just large enough so that I can put ice in it too. I have an ice maker that makes those moon shaped ice wedges which fit in nicely. I don’t know if big cubes would fit but you could certainly try shoving them in there.
The silicone sleeve is a really nice feature. It prevents slipping and breaking and provides some mild insulation. It comes with a carrying loop and a screw on cap which keeps this puppy leakproof. I’ve had it banging around in my gym bag with no problems with leaks.
It looks cool! I loved the look of this bottle from the start and since I seem to be on a purple/plum color kick right now the purple Takeya fits right into my color scheme. (That’s so superficial but it matters, right?) The Lime green and Blue are pretty snazzy too. I won’t be getting rid of my other water bottles, they still get used. But this one is my little companion for now. It’s just too cute!
I probably don’t need to say it but glass is really one of the best materials for storing liquids. It doesn’t leach any harmful chemicals into your water and is safe to toss in the dishwasher (though I haven’t had to. I just hand wash it and refill). The other materials are all BPA and PVC free too.