My previous water bottle, a Dopper, had a habit of leaking. And leakage is a thing you don’t want happening in a bag containing an iPad or eReader. Actually, I don’t want a leaking bottle at all.
Originally I wanted to get the Camelbak Chute, but 0,75l was just to big for a daily carry.
With 0,6l the Eddy is more portable.
In contrast to the Chute and the Dopper the Eddy has a strawlike mouthpiece to drink from.
It reminds me of those kid’s bottles in kindergarten. With the flip-up straw.
No matter how awkward the straw still feels. Not becasue of it’s functionality but because it’s like sucking on a tit all day long. And that’s awkward in the office.
The mouthpiece folds in the lid, keeping it secure. It does not keep it clean since it’s open.
Drinking from the straw is a bit odd at first, you have to bite and sip. It took me about three tries to get the hang off it.
The silicone bite valve has a great advantage, the bottle is always closed. No matter how hard you shake it (I’ve tried) it won’t leak.
I also like the ‘hook’ on the lid. It makes for easy carrying and with a carabines it keeps it in place in my bag.
Also, you can prank someone with this bottle. When it’s below half full bite on the valve and blow as hard as you can. This builds up pressure in the bottle. Now leave it on your desk and watch a curious person squeeze the mouthpiece. You won’t suspect the ammount of water that comes shooting out!
All in all it’s a very nice bottle. The larger capacity isn’t a problem. It’s easy to clean and watertight when you’re not using it.
I use the bottle to drink during the day. This may sound odd, but having a bottle of water around actually makes you drink more. Where I could do an entire morning without drinking without a bottle, I now down a full eddy a morning. A second during the day and another on my way back home.
And as we all now, drinking enough water is important!