I love bottles, not even kidding.
Why it took so long for me to dish out the money for a Hydro Flask, I don’t know. Ever since I was a little baby, drinking liquids out of containers has kind of been my thing. Naturally, as the world evolved, so did my bottles. I always, always have some kind of bottle on me; being a CrossFit trainer, I try to stay somewhat hydrated. My first Hydro Flask was a 32 oz, and I was amazed by the construction, how well it kept things insulated, and knowing that I’m doing something to help save the world for my future bottle loving babies is invaluable. The only problem about that bottle, was for me, that it was too small. Maybe the fact that I drink too fast, or too much is the problem, but I soon realized that I would need a larger liquid holder.
Honestly, I paid a pretty penny for the Hydro Flask, so naturally I didn’t want to have to shell out more money for something I probably didn’t need, but wanted. Then one late night, I found myself as I so often am, shopping on Amazon and looking for Hydro Flask type bottles.
It was then I came across…the Klear bottle!
Everything about it looks like a Hydro Flask, just much cheaper! You can purchase two of the 40oz bottles for almost the price of a single 32oz Hydro Flask. I took a leap of faith, broke open my piggy bank and plunked down my hard earned pennies for this bottle, in hopes that it would be half the bottle my Hydro Flask is. I like living on the life on the edge and sometimes you just have to go with your gut instinct; the results can be favorable, or not so much. This time, I would triumph. After the longest day of my life, the delivery man plopped that familiar brown box on my doorstep, and I would soon discover the excellence that is the Klear bottle.
Almost everything about the Klear bottle is virtually identical to it’s more well known counterpart. The way the rubber lining on the cap is, the vacuum sealed, double walled construction, the rough powder coated texture, even the writing and logo are similar. Furthering the value, they include a “Jug Lug”, in case you wanted to have an extra carrying handle or use an aftermarket cap. I took the Flip Top bottle from my Hydro Flask and secured it to my Klear Bottle; one just needs to make sure they firmly secure it to the Klear bottle, because it was not made of this bottle, and it will leak if not installed correctly. For my readers, I put my bottle through the rigorous “leave cold water in bottle test” overnight, against the Hydro Flask. After I awoke to test the waters for a victor, the next morning, I came to the conclusion that there was no real victor, only I, the drinker of water and owner of bottle, would be the one and only winner in this battle. Both bottles, kept said liquid, the same amount of coldness as the other.
Buy a bottle, save the world, one less plastic bottle at a time.
Stay hydrated, my friends.