Working out on the elliptical has never looked this good. No one is talking about your booty in those ultra-tight compression shorts or how your fly footwear must have cost as much as last month’s rent.
Nope, the eye is lingering on that stylish, eco and dare we say “smokin' hot” water bottle jiggling in the elliptical cup holder. The rad water bottle trend is in ladies, so please kick those plastic bottles to the curb and pick up a water bottle that’s tres chic, like one of our top five picks. Bonus: you’ll be helping the planet, too!
SIGG Rainbow Collection
SIGG is the ultimate water bottle company. Their mission statement is to, “Make bottles to the highest standards of Swiss quality and craftsmanship...Make bottles that are ecologically sound, reusable and ultimately recyclable” and, not to mention, SIGG creates, “bottles that are as fashionable as they are functional.” And now, SIGG has color on their side to make their bottles pop! SIGG’s exclusive summer 2012 Rainbow Collection is explosive with color as the functional (and fashionable) water bottles hit all of the hues on the color spectrum. While the most logical choice is to pick your favorite hue, we don't blame you if you can't decide. Here is an idea, why not get them all? Perhaps sipping H2O out of the SIGG Rainbow Violet water bottle on Monday and the Rainbow Yellow bottle on Thursday will be the clinching factor to a perfect workout. Either way, SIGG takes pride in the fact that their bottles are spill proof, leaching coated (meaning no interior residue build up), crack proof and most importantly: reusable!
Plus, when you buy a SIGG water bottle, you'll be joining a high-profile crowd! SIGG's list of fans include the likes of stars such as Cameron Diaz, Zac Effron, Natalie Portman and Adrian Grenier, just to name a few!
Bamboo Bottle Company
Mind you, SIGG is not the only water bottle company to be fanning fashion's fanny! Bamboo may just be the poster ingredient considered anytime the word “eco” is used to describe a product; it's sturdy, renewable and beautiful, so why not craft a bottle that supports all these adjectives? Bamboo Bottle Company is hot on the case. According to their website, “Bamboo Bottle Company is the creator of 'The Original' bamboo reusable bottle... The company was founded around the idea of creating the cleanest, best looking and safest bottle for its consumers to drink from while using the most renewable resources possible.”
Certainly the Bamboo Bottle Company bamboozled the heck out of the traditional water bottle. The bottle features the “inexhaustible resources of bamboo and glass” while keeping its eco-chic appeal. The bottle is ideal for either piping hot beverages or chilly mixtures—it is even dishwasher safe! And, most importantly to the drinker, all of the Bamboo Bottles are BPA-free! So, whether you sip it or slurp it no bottle can compare with the beauty of this bamboo brand.
S'Well Couples Collection
Another high-class and low maintenance bottle is on the scene. S’Well Bottles are a modern twist on the traditional water bottle. Unlike their plastic and glass classmates, S’Well Bottles are made of stainless steel. The drinker can benefit from their bottle being crafted from stainless because it will never accumulate beverage residue on the inside of the bottle. So, no yucky aftertaste for you!
While you’re working out you may sweat the Nile, but S’Well’s technology guarantees that this won’t happen to your bottle. This is because the bottles are insulated on the inside. S’Well Water Bottles are known for keeping beverages steaming and drinks frosty. Swigging on an S’Well Bottle just might make for a swell workout!
Even though there are lots of colors to choose from, we're especially big fans of the S'Well Couples Collection for the dynamic duos who like to hit the gym together. You can each sip from your own private "His" and "Hers" bottles, stopping mid-workout to refill with "Ours."
CamelBak Groove Insulated
There are lots of BPA-free water bottles on the market, and while not all of them scream "style," some standout from the pack. For one, the CamelBak Groove Insulated water bottle steals some of the spotlight. This bottle may be simpler looking than the likes of the Bamboo Bottle or the S’Well Bottle, but it still has its own persona. With a flip-top lid, pop-up sipping straw, double-wall insulation and built-in filter guaranteeing fresh, great-tasting water, you know it's a one-of-a-kind winner. The bottle is relatively slim and available in three classy colors. Still not sure what makes this bottle so cool? Check out some of the research that went into making this bottle special:
KOR ONE Special Edition
KOR bottles are like the bottle machines in the self-hydration industry. Their bottles (referred to as "vessels" on their website), are designed to “celebrate and protect water." This is a bottle for the athlete who takes no prisoners. With its sleek design, KOR ONE is claimed to be, “The best reusable bottle-ever.” It is also created from BPA-free Tritan and is "ice cube friendly.” KOR is not only built to withstand the test of time, but it is a flashy bottle, too. Five colors can be sought out to sport a trendy workout from their standard KOR ONE line, but we're particular fans of their KOR ONE Special Edition bottles that feature nature scenes inked against the clear plastic vessel. These bottles were designed to raise awareness of critical water issues around the world and 5 percent of each sale is donated to the Thirst for Giving campaign.
An extra bonus is the weight of the KOR ONE is only 12.16 oz. so it won’t hold you or your routine back.
It appears that there is a bottle for everybody. Whether it’s a SIGG, CamelBak or a KOR ONE there is no excuse for frumpy water bottles. You’ve been warned. Drink up!
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