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Water by Design

July 2, 2012 / Design Tips

We here at GreenBox love design. You know this already. And since you’re here, you probably love design too. So is it taking things too far to say that we’ve been obsessing over water bottle designs lately? There are some gorgeous ones out there. And if you need any convincing, we’ve gathered a few here for your consideration:

Let’s start with the alex bottle. This beauty screws apart in the middle. Why’s that important? It’s ideal for cleaning, and the halves fit inside one another for storage. And you can mix and match by, say, getting a black top and a white bottom. It’s 100% BPA-free, premium-grade stainless steel with a strap made from 100% recycled water bottles (if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, we suppose).

On to the Lifefactory bottle. it’s glass, which makes it stand out right there. Glass is breakable, right? And isn’t portability the whole point of water bottles? True. However, these nifty bottles are wrapped in a silicone sleeve (comes in 6 colors). It’s ideal for gripping and keeping it safe. Kind of like your fancy phone ensconsed in a shell, right? That comparison aside, there’s something rather old-school about this bottle that we like.

Now, here’s the vapur, which just may be our favorite because it’s so darn clever. This bottle is more like a tube–think toothpaste. They’re made in the USA of BPA-free plastic; 3 layers of it. The inner layer is FDA-approved polyethyline and the outer two are durable nylon. It stands when full, folds when empty, and attaches to a bag with a caribiner. Freeze it and use it as an ice pack, empty it and stick it in the top rack of the dishwasher. There are a ton of different designs and colors available. Brilliant.

OK, are you with us? We told you there were some pretty impressively designed water bottles out there. So now there’s no excuse for not staying hydrated!

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