The Aquatina Takes A Different Angle On The Collapsible Bottle Idea

The idea of a collapsible water bottle is not new, but I always enjoy seeing the different implementations. Rather than going the roll-up path like the Platypus or Vapur, the Aquatina simply collapses downwards into a tiny, circular package that would not look unsightly in one's jacket pocket.

The Aquatina was featured a few years' back on the BBC's The Dragon's Den and while the designer/manufacturer is based in the UK, the bottles can be purchased locally via Aquatina Australia, though I don't believe the site is associated officially.

In its extended state, the Aquatina can carry 500mL of liquid. Collapsed, it comes in at around one-third the size. For the environment and health-conscious, the plastic is BPA and PET free.

If you're keen, they're $15 a pop from Aquatina Australia (includes postage), though a search of eBay might turn up cheaper options.

[Aquatina Australia, via Inhabitat]



    I'm with the Dragons on this one. As Duncan would would say: "Ludicrous".


    Empty water bottles are useless, it's when they're full that space saving is really needed.

    To be honest, I really like this product. To be able to have a water bottle that, when empty, isn't using up pointless and annoying amounts of space in a bag, plus, I'd be able to fill it with as much or little amount of water as I choose and for it to match the size required to hold that water, well it looks like a pretty good space saving option to me. I usually end up throwing out empty plastic bottles because they are wasting space in my bag and then I end up having to buy another bottle of water the next day to house my water for about a few days, so that's money saved. Also, not having to worry so much about health when reusing the thin plastic bottles is a plus.
    P.s. On Dragons Den they definitely tried to promote/sell the idea and product in the wrong way. It's rather a space saver than a bottle that's going to completely save the planet from bottled water :)

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