I received two Contigo water bottles in the mail a couple of weeks back and I wasted no time in testing them both.
I’ve encountered a number of major mishaps with water bottles in the past (just a few months back, my bottle spilled in my gym bag soaking all my clothes and had me attending a meeting in wet underwear and jeans! TMI!), so I crossed my fingers that these new products would spare me from any water bottle misery in the future.
After using the bottles for two weeks, here’s my review:
[ LIKES ]
+ Spill-proof and leak-proof. The Contigo Kangaroo comes with a patented Autoseal technology. Liquid doesn’t spill nor leak out unless you press the button on top. This was made for fools like me!
+ Pocket for small items. The Kangaroo has a small pocket which comes in handy for holding locker or car keys, credit cards, IDs, or cash. Such a nifty idea for gym goers who have locker keys to carry along with them.
+ Convenient. It’s made for one handed drinking. I stay away from bottles that need twisting and turning with the other hand. Hey, I have no energy for that when I’m exhausted from a run or swim.
+ Easy to carry. The Kangaroo comes with a flip up handle with a carabiner which attaches easily to your gym bag. You can also hold it around the handle for easy carrying. It’s size also fits quite nicely into pouches of backpacks. I love this feature especially when I have my heavy gym bag and swim stuff to carry.
+ Shows volume of drinks. Both the Kangaroo and Addison have ounces and ml on the side of the bottle for those who track their hydration during the day. Perfect also for me when I mix Enervon HP with water for my post recovery drink.
+ Easy to drink from. For the Autospout Addison bottle, the spout pops up with one click which makes one-handed drinking easy. My kids love this! It also keeps the spout clean when not in use so this Mom loves it too!
+ BPA free and Titan technology. Not only is are these bottles BPA free but they also have high impact resistance and don’t retain odors.
+ Comes in a variety of colors and designs. Contigo water bottles come in various colors and sizes for athletes and even non-athletes to choose from. The Kangaroo comes in 24 oz (P910) and in blue or purple. The Addison comes in 24 oz (P940) and 32 oz. (P1,040) and comes in cobalt, smoke, tangerine, watermelon, and citron colors.
[ DISLIKES ]
+ No cooling system. These bottles won’t retain coolness or warmth when needed.
+ Pricey. These two bottles cost P900+ each.
Owning fancy hydration bottles are purely optional. But, if you can afford to spend on attractive gear with functional designs, then these Contigo water bottles are perfect workout partners. The autoseal and autospout technology and the handle with carabiners are useful features that make drinking during a workout a less-messy and more enjoyable experience.
For more info on Contigo products, visit their Facebook page. Online orders are accepted on FB.
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