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Monday, July 27, 2009

Thinksport Bottles

I'll admit. I drink a lot of water. Did you know that you're supposed to get 8 - 8 oz. glasses of water a day? I'm not exactly sure what happens if you don't, but it probably has something to do with proper bladder function. Or perhaps you turn into a raisin. But let's face it, with all the sweet, sugary drinks out there, plain water is kind of...plain. In my amped up, thrill-driven, kinetic life, good ol' H2O just won't fly. So I have developed an affinity for the new flavored waters. I'll try any of the new flavors -- berry, kiwi, watermelon, even pineapple.

So when I heard about some new flavors coming out I was stoked. However, I had to admit I never heard of these new flavors -- with names like BPA, Phthalates, Cadmium, PVC, and Lead. These didn't sound too appetizing. So I got on a little thing we call the Internet and did me some searching around. Turns out these aren't flavors at all! These are just some wonderful added ingredients that come with drinking bottled water that comes in polycarbonate-based bottles. And it turns out they're not too good for you. Well, unless you like irreversible neurological damage, birth defects, cancer, or pulmonary emphysema. I'm trying to avoid these things myself.

So imagine my delight when I chanced into finding these cool Thinksport Bottles. They are free of all the aforementioned nasties and are instead made from stainless steel. Nothing wrong with stainless steel as far as I know. If it's good enough for surgeons it's good enough for me. The Thinksport bottles are double walled and vacuum sealed to keep your liquids (read: flavored water) cold or hot without sweating. (Never let your bottle sweat.) AND it comes with a drinking spout and internal screen to hold in ice or tea leaves while drinking. So kind of those folks to think of that.


  1. Yeah I think you will turn into a raisin! LOL! Where do you come up with this stuff! Derek, do you write these posts yourself? Thanks for sharing your great products and at the same time keep us entertained! Great Job!

  2. Nice review. We also LOVE our thinksport bottles. They kept our icewater from melting for hours, even in the hot Florida sun. I once left my thinksport in the car, in June, from noon till 5pm. This was not a controlled experiment: i simply forgot it in the car when I went back to work from lunch. When I got back to the car after work, i glanced at the bottle sitting between my front seats. No sweat whatsoever. I thought to myself "Could the water still possibly be cold?" I lifted the bottle and gave it a shake - there was a reassuring "clunk" as the solid ice block swirled around. When I took a drink, it was the coldest, freshest water I'd ever tasted.

    Thanks thinksport!

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