Tuesday, March 04, 2008
My new favorite water bottle
The title of this post implies that I had a previous favorite water bottle, which I don't think is really true. My previous favorite mode of intaking water was a Camelbak backpack, but it occupies a different category and therefore can remain my favorite.
I saw this water bottle first at Costco. I don't mean that it was for sale there, or I would have come home with it that same day. I mean that I saw a Costco employee drinking from one at her checkout stand. It's a Camelbak Better Bottle.
A few days later, we were at our favorite store where we never buy anything: Summit Hut. We go to this store as often as we dare, because it is awesome. I use the word "dare," though, because if we spend too long there, we can convince each other that we really, really need to spend a lot of money on really cool gear. One this particular trip, I noticed that they had the magical water bottle of my dreams for sale. In keeping with our family pact, however, I did not buy it.
This morning, Miriam and I went running and we just happened to end up heading towards Summit Hut. And we went inside. And I bought The Water Bottle. And it lives up to all my expectations. It has a neat little hook on it so you don't have to waste a whole hand carrying it. It comes in a few different sizes so you're not saddled with a huge, heavy water bottle - nor do you run out of water at the most inopportune moment. And best of all, it's like a sippy cup for adults: it has a camelbak spout and a straw so you can take discreet drinks during church. That also means that at long last, Miriam and I can share a water bottle at the park. I was getting tired of taking off the lid of her sippy cups to drink from the inside while fending off weird looks from other moms.
All this talk has made me thirsty. I think I'll go take a drink.