Takeya Modern Glass Water Bottle Review
Here’s another great item that I received as a gift. It’s the Takeya Modern Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve ($18). This thing is so cool it won a 2011 Bronze Medal in the International Design Excellence Awards.
I love this water bottle because it’s stylish and useful. It’s made of glass — not plastic, so I feel better about it for a few reasons. First, it’s more environmentally friendly. Second is taste: I just think water and other liquids taste better from glass than they do from plastic. Third is cleanliness: I find it a lot easier to clean glass than plastic.
Not only does the glass make it easier to clean, but the opening is about 1.5 inches, which makes cleaning even easier. You can easily stick a cleaning brush down into the bottle and clean it thoroughly.
The bottle comes in various sizes (16 and 18 ounces) and colors for the silicone sleeve. Mine is the 16 ounce size with the blue\snow color sleeve. Another difference between this water bottle and others I’ve used (like the Nalgene water bottle) is that it is thinner, but more substantial. Because it’s thinner, I have an easier time carrying around. The cap is also pretty handy too; it has a built-in hole that you can use for a hook (see picture). What’s more is that the cap is really well-designed. It fits on very tightly and I never have a concern that it will loosen when it’s in my bag.
Here’s a little more information about the bottle from the manufacturer:
“Portable and stylish designs that are eco-friendly, dishwasher safe and deliver fresh taste without plastic or metal flavors. Takeya’s reusable Glass Water Bottles are made from pure glass, will greatly reduce the accumulation of plastic water bottles in landfills across the U.S. and are free of any toxic chemicals.
- No more plastic or metal taste!
- Keeps water pure & fresh
- Silicone jacket provides soft grip & protects the glass bottle
- Airtight leakproof twist cap
- Bottle & silicone are dishwasher safe”
All in all I love this bottle. I use it on my commute and I use in the office. It’s a great gift, and it’s something I would buy for myself.
You can pick up a Takeya Modern Glass Water Bottle on Amazon here.
Let me know what you think of yours in the comments.