Earlier this year I became semi-serious with running. My entire life I’ve hated running, but my two best friends are avid runners and they got me into it. Now I run, on average, 4 times a week.
With all of this running, it’s important that I stay hydrated. We’ve got a ton of water bottle floating around. Some we purchased and some were freebies from events.
My Contigo water bottle is my favorite of the bunch. I purchased a lime green Autoseal Madison Water Bottle from amazon about a month ago and it never leaves my side. It’s got a one handed button design, which I love. It’s just so slick. You just push the button in with one hand, tip it back and then drink. Release the button and it locks up.
It doesn’t have a straw, which is fine by me because that’s just one more thing to wash. It does have a built in clip though. I occasionally clip it on to my purse strap when I’m walking around the city and need both hands. If you don’t want to clip it, it’s got a handle on top thats easy to use. I know that sounds funny – how hard can a handle be to use… but you can seriously hold it with two fingers. I love it. It’s got measurements on the outside for convenience, but most importantly it does not leak. I’ve had this upside down in my backpack and it doesn’t leak. I usually lay it down beside me wherever I’m sitting and I’ve never had a drop of water come out. I honestly couldn’t ask for more from a water bottle.
Do you have a favorite water bottle brand? Ivan’s got a camelbak he got from law school. I like it, but you have to bite the straw to drink and I just find that awkward. They are very popular though.