Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mama Palooza- S'well Bottle Review and Giveaway

*Giveaway now closed. Winner #57 Lili! Congratulations!*




image via S'well website
Is this another reusable bottle review? Yes, but the design of this bottle is worth a try. It has a design I found met my reusable bottle needs. With a slim grip, wide mouth, nice look, and sturdy bottom to easily stand when put down the bottle was easy and pleasant to use.

Eco facts: The bottle can hold up to 17 ounces of water. Because of it's double walled, insulated construction beverages stay cold or hot for a long time. It is made of stainless steel (18/8 food grade). The bottle is also toxin free, does not leach and is very sturdy. Despite the insulation, the bottle is lightweight. In addition the people that make S'well have teamed up with WaterAid, a non-profit organization that delivers "water solutions to world’s poorest communities". For every bottle sold 10% percent of the proceeds are donated to this charity.

The wide mouth design is made so that makes it easy to drink from the bottle and it's plastic bottle mimicking bottom makes it easy to set it down in a hurry. This is important to me as a fitness instructor. I want to get a good hydrating sip of water and then quickly put the bottle down without worrying if it will suddenly tip over and make this huge noise. The bottoms design makes this possible. The opening, the mouth of the bottle is big enough to fit in ice cubes through, but not so big that when I drink from it in a hurry I don't spill it all over myself. I've tested it and it works. There was far less spillage drinking from the S'well than any of the other reusable bottle I own. 

Does it really keep the temperature? I don't really have a need to use my bottles for hot beverages and never have. Therefore, I would have nothing to compare it too and so I wont. On the other hand I love when my cold water stays cold. Swell did keep my water cold. I never took a thermometer to it to test and compare to other bottles, but I did let my bottle sit in the car many times and was never disgusted with hot water. 

The bottle design is elegant is casual and professional. It's the type of bottle people would not be embarrassed to be seen with and so are more likely to carry the bottle to other places other than the gym, thereby reducing their use of plastic bottles. S'well is even available in 7 bright colors making it easier to match with outfits.

It's a little pricey though. At $35 a bottle I don't know that I would pay that much for a bottle. I can find reusable bottles for less than $12. They may not have the sleek design and wide mouth feature S'well does, but as long as it's not a plastic bottle I'm okay with it. I'd love to see the price go down quite a bit. It is a nice looking bottle though.

The giveaway: One of my lucky readers can win a S'well just like this one. So if you’re a mom, know a mom, love a mom, or plan to be a mom this is a great green gift just in time for Mother’s Day.  To win visit the Swell website. Then come back here and leave a comment below letting us know what other colors or designs you would like to see on the Swell bottles. You can get extra entries for following us through GFC, Facebook, twitter or Subscribing via email. Make sure to let me know in the comments below. The giveaway deadline is April 20th, 2011. US only please. I will choose the winner using Random.org. Please make sure your email is on your profile or leave it in your comment. If you win and I cannot contact you then the prize goes to the next person. Please respond within 48 hours or the prize will go to the next person.

Disclosure: I received a S'well bottle to review for free from S'well. My opinions are my own.

65 comments:

  1. Checked out their site and I agree the price is pretty high. I like the colors and the simplicity of the bottles. I also like the fact that they are virtually unbreakable. I would like to see a polk-a-dot design.
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  6. I would also like to see a purple bottle
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  8. I'd like to see solid colors like purple and orange, and darker versions of most of their current colors (blue, green, gray, yellow, pink). Patterns like flowers, leaves, abstract swirls, mod dots, etc. would be nice too.

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  13. I love the red bottle!
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  16. i would love for them to offer it in fun prints for kids!!

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  17. I would love to get the Seashell Pink bottle.

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  22. I think it would be nice if they made Swell bottles with designs printed on them... like butterflies or animal print,polka dots, etc!

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  24. I would like to see patterns like stripes, dots et cetera.

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  25. pricey yes, but cute i'd like a nature scene

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  27. I like the simple colors of the bottles but I would like to see designs on them like flowers or stripes!
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  33. i'd like to see a purple bottle
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  34. They are missing two of my favorite colors--Purple and Orange.

    These look really neat!


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  39. I personally like the colors of the bottles. I like the simplicity. This is what my daughter needs for sports! Thanks for the cool giveaway!
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  44. I love the colors that they have...would be neat to see a stripe or flower design

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  46. I would love to see an orange bottle with owls on it!
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  48. I would like to see a swirly design sort of like that little flourish you use to separate entries on your blog. I love that little swirl.

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  50. would love to see floral designs - sunflowers, tulips, etc.
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  51. I'd like to see it in dark purple and with rainbows or butterflies on it :)

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  56. OMG! Thank you so much! I can't wait :)

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