Sunday, July 29, 2012

Eco Vessel Stainless Steel Insulated Straw Bottle review and #GIVEAWAY {US}

It's hot here! I mean like in the 100's + almost every day! Sometimes we will get a thunderstorm at night which will bring the temps down to about 90 or so the next day! No matter the heat, I have made a vow to get my kids outside every day for at least 20 minutes. This is just a promise I made to myself and to them when they were born. I think it is really important for littles to be out and about for part of the day! It's so important to keep yourself and your littles hydrated while playing in such heat. I used to pack sippy cups and/or juice boxes for the littles and always had my Kleen Kanteen for myself. These went along to the pool or water park or wherever we would venture to, but by the time they were thirsty, our drinks would be hot, if not room-temp! This was really annoying, and so I set off to find something that would keep our drinks cold (without having to tote a cooler along)!
This search led me to Eco Vessel! Eco Vessel offers a wide variety of water bottles. They have filtration bottles, insulated steel bottles, Tritan water bottles (which are made out of a BPA-free plastic), single wall steel bottles (non-insulated), and a limited edition double wall glass bottle!
Eco Vessel also offers a bunch of cool stuff for littles such as stainless steel insulated sippy cups, stainless steel insulated straw flip bottles and stainless steel snack cups, and even a collapsible silicone lunch box!
I was so excited when Eco Vessel agreed to send me a sample for my review. I was sent 1 Summit 17 oz. straw top insulated bottle in 'lily pink' and 1 Frost 13 oz. straw top insulated bottle in 'silver express.'
This is what I received:
This is a view of the top of the Frost bottle (pictured left):

Here is the description of the 17 oz Summit bottle taken from Eco Vessel's website:

"DESCRIPTION
The Eco Vessel Insulated Straw Bottle is the perfect bottle for those of you constantly on the go. Like our other bottles, this Eco Vessel will keep your beverages cold for hours. The new straw top makes drinking easier so you can drink from the bottle without unscrewing the cap or tipping the bottle back. And, because of its specially designed handle, the straw won't open accidentally in your car, lunchbox, or bag. The detachable silicone straw makes cleaning the bottle easier, too. As always, our Eco Vessel Insulated Straw bottle is made from the highest quality, premium grade #304 Stainless Steel, are 100% recyclable, and of course, BPA Free. Rest assured knowing that your bottle was crafted safety, ease of use, and convenience in mind.
•Insulated to maintain cold for hours
•Made from #304, 18/8 Food Grade stainless steel
•Straw top for easy sipping
•Removable straw top for easy cleaning
•One-piece top includes a strong carrying loop
•Slim design is easy to hold while you run or workout
•100% Recyclable, BPA Free
•Bottle Dimensions: 3 inches wide at base, 9.5 inches tall

Warning:
Due to the removable spout on the straw top, this bottle is not recommended for children under 8 years old."

Here is the description of the 13 oz Frost bottle taken from Eco Vessel's website:

DESCRIPTION

"It's exactly what you've been waiting for! An Eco Vessel Insulated bottle made especially for kids 4 and up! This bottle uses our same Insulation Technology as our others, so your child can keep drinks cold all day, and it is made with a top specially designed for easier drinking through our easy-sip straw. The drinking spout is made of tightly bonded TPR material, so it is not only stronger and won't fall off in your child's lunch bag, but it's safe, too! With five different designs to choose from and the quality you've come to expect from Eco Vessel, this bottle is sure to make your life easier, and your child's more fun.
•Vacuum Insulation Technology and two walls of high grade steel will keep your child's drink cold for hours!
•Easy-Drinking Flip Straw Top includes a strong carrying loop
•BPA free, made from 100% recyclable materials
•ONLY for Children 4 and Older, Lifetime Warranty."

These bottles are GREAT! They really keep your cold drinks cold! I would recommend them to anyone I know! However I did experience a bit of a problem with the kid's bottle (the 13 oz Frost bottle) at no fault to Summit or the bottle's design. You see, my 4 yo son is a chewer. He likes to put things in his mouth and chew away!
While we were driving home from the playground one day I noticed it was unusually quiet in the backseat. As we stopped at a red light I looked back to discover my son joyfully chewing away on the straw of his new Eco Vessel! I snagged it out of his hands and realized at home that he had totally ruined the straw top to his bottle:
Since this bottle is designed for kids ages 4 and up, the silicone straw cap does not come off, as it does with the Summit bottle (intended for kids 8 and up)! It is stuck to the bottle in order to prevent posing a chocking hazard. I contacted Eco Vessel to ask if there was a replacement top that I could purchase. They directed me to the adult bottle replacement tops (which the silicone straw can be removed). Eco Vessel informed me that many parents simply use the adult top and take the silicone piece off an let the kids simply use the hard piece that is located underneath the silicone straw:

Or you can enter to win a set here!
Eco Vessel has generously offered one LWML reader the chance to win a 13 oz ($21.95) and 17 oz ($24.95) stainless steel set in winner's choice of color!

To enter, simply fill out the rafflecopter form below. You may have to click on 'read more' for the form to completely load!

Good luck and have fun!!!

~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!

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35 comments:

  1. I like the pink and purple with butterfly!

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  2. I like Purple Glow and Silver Express

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  3. I love Purple Glow and Turquoise Glow!!

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  4. I like Purple Glow and Silver Express

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  5. I'd choose the Purple Glow and the Orange with Tree.

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  6. Purple Glow!

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  7. purple glow! (....or gecko green!)

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  9. gecko green and purple glow!

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  10. Silver express and turquoise are two possibilities.

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  11. I love the purple with the butterfly! How cute is that!

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  12. love the turquoise and blue glow! :)

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  13. I like the Silver Express and Gecko Green bottles!
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  14. I like the turquoise and the purple glow!

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  16. I like the black with flames & the silver.

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