his is the perfect bottle for a trip. It holds 24 oz of water, enough for a whole day of hiking and is easy to operate with one hand. Some positives:
- The bottle is sturdy, and does not shatter on dropping even when full. Even the top closure seems designed in a way that it can withstand dropping at any angle.
- The straw going down the bottle means that it does not have to be tilted when drinking, a great asset, especially in a work setting where tilting and gurgling from the bottle seems a little awkward in meetings. Of course, that also means that you can keep your eye on the road while sipping if you're on a bike or in a car.
- The one handed operation is key, especially if you use this bottle in a vehicle or on a bike, a press of the button on front lifts the generous spout that lets you take a big sip, and pressing the spout down with a thumb brings down the flip top and closes it. The small lever can be slid to lock position to make sure the spout does not open up due to an accidental press of the button.
-The loop handle on top is like a carabiner that can be strung on a backpack loop or on any other place. A nice touch, as the bottle is too large to fit into most mesh backpack pockets.
- For cleaning everything comes off except the top assembly, but if you use this bottle for water it will be easy to clean. It's recommended not to use this bottle for pulpy drinks that can get stuck in those parts.