Liberty Bottleworks Review
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The folks over at Liberty Bottleworks came up with a sure fire recipe for a great water bottle: equal parts sustainability, innovative features, and creativity. Mix ’em all together, and you get a fresh take on a old friend, the trusty water bottle.
Checkin out the Liberty Bottleworks Website
To begin with, one look at the Liberty Bottleworks website will tell you all you need to know about the company. Born in Yakima, WA the Liberty Bottleworks company is all about sustainability – not only are all water bottles from Liberty Bottleworks made only from recycled materials, but the final product itself is also 100% recyclable as well. That means it’s easy to recycle when you decide you want a new color, new twist, or just want to add to your Liberty Bottleworks collection. Their website also has a great selection of art work (yes, art work) which you can apply to just about any of the water bottle sizes. Don’t like any of the offered artwork? Liberty has a section where you can upload your own design to put on any of the bottles. This is especially nice if you don’t want on of those embarassing “OMG she’s wearing the same water bottle I am” moments around your favorite campfire.
The offerings from Liberty Bottleworks
I received two water bottles from the cool cats over at Liberty Bottleworks, and had the opportunity to carry both of them for a week each. I prefer the 32 oz offering to the 24 oz offering, but I’m also a bit of a camel. There are two types of caps that fit any bottle in the lineup – the regular and the sport. The regular cap features a design which easily hooked onto my carabiner from either side, making it easy to get quickly. The sport offering features a flip up straw design. I didn’t like that the flip up portion is where I would hook it to my carabiner; the flip up portion would shift on the carabiner, raise the sipper, and cause the bottle to leak a bit. That is truly my only complaint about the sport cap, because I loved the fact that it was both easy to drink from (the design on the exchange breather is AWESOME, allowing you to take long draughts of your favorite beverage) and could be used two ways – with or without the included straw. The sipper is also made of soft rubber, so drinking from it while driving the down the road was easy; I never once had the sipper clack painfully against my teeth while driving (which is a major pet peeve of mine). With the straw, you hold it like a traditional drink. Without the straw, you just tilt it up – and unlike most other water bottles out there, it didn’t leak one bit while using it.
Tasting Liberty Bottleworks
The best part of these water bottles, however, is the taste. Or should I say the lack thereof. Seriously folks, all metal water bottles have a taste, and I for one hate it. No such problem from Liberty Bottleworks – they have a coating on the inside of the bottle which prevents that crumby metal taste from occurring. Finally, a company that gets the fact that people prefer a BPA free offering without having water that tastes vaguely of an old tin can.
Head on over to the www.amazon.com/libertybottleworks to check out all the offerings – make sure to see all the artists’ offerings, as each artist gets to choose what charity their sales go to. Oh yeah, didn’t I mention that Liberty Bottleworks contributes portions of their proceeds to charities? You may not be a saint, but at least you can feel like one when you buy a bottle from Liberty Bottleworks. Oh, and make sure to check out their “freakers.” Don’t be in such a rush to recycle your water bottle (or sticker it up) when you get tired of the design – buy a freaker, which is basically a sock for your water bottle. Designed to help keep warm things warm, and cool things… cool. Oh, and look really funky and awesome. Oh, and don’t forget to play around and design your own sweet water bottle!