Believe it or not, I still haven’t finished my Christmas shopping yet. Somehow, time has slipped away from me, but more realistically preparing for baby #2’s arrival has taken over the majority of my time. Since I am shopping last minute, I don’t want to fall into the trap of “easy” last minute gifts that in all honestly, maybe easy for me to pick up, but aren’t really thoughtful or useful for the recipient. I prefer to give gifts that I know won’t be put away after Christmas day or only appear during the time I visit the recipient’s home. So, my dilemma is finding an easy last minute gift that still is useful and seems like I put some thought into the purchase. Thankfully, Nalgene has a wide variety of useful products that offer the perfect solution to my procrastination.
At Nalgene, we’re all about helping people simplify their lives while respecting the environment. That’s why we created reusable containers of all kinds, made from a wide range of materials to suit your personal preferences, needs and lifestyle.
Nalgene sent me two different bottles to test out.
- The 32oz WM (wide mouth) Berry
- The 16oz NM (narrow mouth) Tritan Lilac
Both of these bottles are from the new line called translucent. Like all Nalgene bottles, they are very durable and impact resistant. I don’t know how many times I have dropped my bottles and they are still as good as new. This makes them a great choice for kids since you know they are going to get dropped when they are using them. The caps are attached to the bottles, so you don’t have to worry about your kids losing the cap either. They are also BPA free, made in the USA, and dishwasher safe, so no added worries or care involved for these products.
The other thing I love about Nalgene bottles is that they don’t retain taste and odors from the beverages you put in them. Some water bottles I have had would have a smell if I left the water in them for a couple of days. When we backpack, I always like to have one backup water bottle filled just in case, but the last thing you want is for your backup to taste or smell bad. I have used these bottles for awhile now and haven’t had any problems with tastes or smells. I even left one in the hot car for several days and was happy the water wasn’t icky when I tested it out.
The one thing I particularly like about the new translucent line is they have fun colors, yet you can still see the contents inside. I personally like to use a steri-pen, for water treatment and it’s a definite must to be able to see into the bottle to know that it has worked properly. Since I don’t typically use any other type of filtration, I also like to be able to see to make sure that other materials aren’t floating in my water before I take a big gulp.
The Nalgene Translucent bottles are available in both a wide or narrow mouth style. I like the wide mouth style, but for my daughter the narrow mouth is small enough for her to get a drink out of. They also come in either the 16oz or 32oz size so there is definitely one that is the perfect combo for whatever your needs may be. Since my needs are a last minute gift and/or stocking stuffer, I’m happy that I can easily fill a bottle with some kisses & hugs, top with a bow, and stuff it in my hubby’s stocking. So easy and did I mention these bottles are under $10!
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I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.