When I joined my local Curves gym for women, I soon learned that I needed a water bottle with me during each workout. There is a small round table in the middle of the room, where the gals keep their water bottles, and I noticed that they are all made out of plastic, and are easily confused with other peoples water bottles.
So when I went looking for one at my Fred Meyer store, I was specifically wanting a water bottle that was not made of plastic, and one that looked different from all the others being brought to Curves. I found the perfect product in my Nathan Steel 700 ML Flip Straw Bottle.
The Nathan Steel 700 ML Flip Straw Bottle is made by Nathan Human Propulsion Laboratories, and is a very handsome looking water bottle! It is slender, only 3 inches in diameter, but is 9 1/2″ in height.
The bottle itself is constructed of heavy duty brushed stainless steel, and has a gray colored plastic cap that screws onto the top. However, once the cap is in place, there is no need to unscrew it in order to drink fluids from the container, because you push down on the finger clip, and a drinking spout pops up. It is colored orange, and is padded with a BPA free material.
There is a “patent-pending” lid with a finger loop “QuickClip” at the top as well, that allows you to easily and quickly attach the Nathan Steel 700 ML Flip Straw Bottle to a belt loop, shoulder strap, backpack, etc.
The cap and nozzle are both leak proof, but this container is not intended to be used with any milk products or hot liquids. The Nathan Steel 700 ML Flip Straw Bottle will not rust, and it can be washed in the top rack of a dishwasher.
The company website, www.nathansportws.com, says this about their stainless steel water bottles:
• Made with 18/8 (food grade) stainless steel
• Chemically inactive material – no bottle liner needed
• 100 percent recyclable
• 100 percent BPA-free
• Long-lasting and durable
First of all, I love the stainless steel surface because does not not show fingerprints! It always looks shiny, sleek and clean. The bottle also came with two extra straws, which is a nice touch. Before I purchased my Nathan Steel 700 ML Flip Straw Bottle, I was using clear plastic water bottles that can be bought in any store, but this became expensive and I didn’t like the fact that I was contributing to the 38 billion disposable water bottles that end up in our landfills each year!
I can easily drink my water, which remains incredibly cold for long periods of time, without unscrewing the lid or tipping the bottle. The opening is a generous 2″ in diameter, so this product is also easy to clean by hand. I tried putting it in the top rack of my dishwasher, but it’s simply too tall for that, unfortunately. (And my dishwashers top rack is quite deep and does accommodate most tall items).
Just as Nathan Sports claims, I have had absolutely NO issues with this water bottle leaking from either the cap or the nozzle, so I feel confident about carrying it around with me knowing I won’t get any of my belongings wet.
The Nathan Steel 700 ML Flip Straw Bottle was a little bit on the expensive side, this retailed for $19.99, but when I consider what I had been paying for disposable water bottles, it will pay for itself in no time, and keep our earth less polluted.
To conclude, this water bottle is easy to recognize, as it’s different from others being used at my gym. It keeps my water very cold for long periods of time, it holds a lot of water, and it is a sharp looking product! I love it.