Vapur: The Anti-Bottle

Vapor Anti-Bottle

The Anti-Bottle

Picking up a quick birthday gift for my husband the other day at Eddie Bauer and saw this twist of a water bottle.  The Vapur Anti-bottle is BPA-free, dishwasher safe and very easy to work with on the go.

What makes the the Vapur bottle unique is that it is a foldable, flexible reusable water bottle designed for convenient on-the-go use. It stands upright when full and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty – easily fitting into pockets, purses or packs. Not to mention storing in the kitchen cabinets. When I open up my cabinet, I often get dinged in the forehead  from a rogue Sigg slipping off the top of another bottle it is stacked on!

The Vapur Anti-Bottle is made in the United States and designed to withstand everyday use and regular cleaning.  It also comes with a carabiner, so you can attached your bottle and take it anywhere.  Plus there is an area on the back to write your name and personalize. In a 160z size, there is also a slightly smaller version which is great for kids or when you just need something even more compact.

While I do like it a lot, it would not be my bottle of choice for working out because I need something bigger, sturdier and easier to drink out of when there’s just a second to hydrate during a spin or circuit class. I imagine the same would be true for a real cyclist as well!  Likewise, when I do want my water but don’t want to lug a big bottle around afterwards, this is a better option.  For example, I’m traveling this week and plan to take the Vapur and pack in my carry-on, fill up on the flight rather than bothering with a rigid bottle.

For another review, check out what Robin Shreeves has to say over at Mother Nature Network.  She brings up a good suggestion about a connecting cap.  Though I have not lost one yet, at least they are available for re-order on their site.  In terms of putting the cap in the dishwasher, I do have a small basket on the top rack to wash little items in and that’s working fine.

It takes 17 million barrels of oil each year to make water bottles in US

From the Vapur website

All in all, I think it’s a great idea and if it’s catchy enough to get folks to switch from regular bottled water, then more power to them.

Have you tried the Vapur out?  What are your thoughts?