water bottles

Is This Weird Little Blob The Future Of Bottled Water?

We get it. Our love of drinking water from disposable plastic bottles is a problem, enough of a problem that San Francisco actually wants to ban them. But then what will we drink water out of? Ooho, a biodegradable membrane made of brown algae, is an interesting idea.


A Double-Filtered Water Bottle That Lights--and Lightens--Your Load

It’s rarely the case that buying a two-in-one product is better than purchasing each component separately. But ÖKO makes a strong case for merging your flashlight and water bottle when you’re heading off into the wilderness. Its Odyssey provides both safe hydration and ample illumination when you’e trying to keep your backpack light.


San Francisco Plans On Banning Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco wants to cut its landfill waste down to absolute zero by 2020. While a city-wide plastic bag ban has been in effect for a few years, new legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors this week sets its sights on the bane of tap-water enthusiasts and thirsty environmentalists alike: Bay Area, say goodbye to the plastic water bottle.


A Screw-On Cloud That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Watering Cans

When it comes to watering, there’s nothing stopping you from simply dumping a bottle of H2O onto the plants on your balcony, as long as you’re cool with possibly damaging them and splashing wet dirt all over the place. A gentler approach is a better idea, and Animi Causa’s new Rainmaker — which emulates a gentle summer rain — requires minimal additional effort on your part.


A Coconut-Filtered Water Bottle That's Easy To Actually Sip From

Moving the water filter from the pitcher in your fridge to the reusable bottle you carry around all day means you can safely refill it anywhere. The catch, however, is that most filtered water bottles either require you to suck like a vacuum cleaner, or squeeze the bottle into submission to get the water through the filter. Not KOR’s new Nava though; it features a specially designed straw and coconut shell filter so it’s easy to sip.


No Sink Is Too Shallow For A Side-Filling Water Bottle

Genius comes in all shapes and sizes, and in this case it’s a cylindrical 475mL water bottle called the Hydros that features a brilliant access port on the side of the cap that lets you fill it from the shortest of taps, or shallowest of sinks. No longer do you have to craft a makeshift funnel with your hand, or horror of horrors, only fill your bottle halfway.


Be The Banksy Of Beverages With A Spray Can Water Bottle

Before you get too excited at the prospect of conveniently spraying hot coffee or other beverages directly into your mouth, this insulated water bottle masquerading as an aerosol can is actually lacking any kind of propellants. So what could have been a revolution in refreshment ends up being nothing more than a novel way of staying hydrated.


Take Your Phone On A Jog With This Water Bottle Strap

You can’t go out on a run without your keys — or your phone, money, water and energy gels — but carrying that stuff is annoying. The challenge gets a bit easier with the handy pocketed strap on the Runner by Clean Bottle, which attaches to a water bottle for easy access and portability.


The Material That Keeps Mountaineers Warm Now Keeps Your Water Frigid

Few things are more refreshing than drinking cold water on a hot day. The latest and greatest way Hydrapak is keeping that water extra cool is with PrimaLoft — the same fluffy material that keeps mountaineers from freezing to death in the snow.


Portable Bidet Takes Plastic Water Bottles To New Depths

Not every bathroom in the world is civilised enough to have a bidet. So you never have to find yourself in a position where you’re reaching for toilet paper, the Hygienna Solo turns any plastic water bottle into a handheld portable bidet. How, um, practical?