Though I haven’t written about it, yet, I’ve had a S’well bottle now for quite a while. At least 8 months, if I’m not mistaken.
I can’t say I’ve put a lot of thought into my water vessels (which is why it took me so long to write about this), but I have to say the S’well bottle (now bottleS) I have are fantastic.
Right off the bat, what’s most remarkable about the bottle to me is that it keeps your drinks cold (or hot, as the case may be) for as long as you have them in the bottle.
It’s pretty common for me to fill up a bottle with water and leave it in my cup holder in the car. But until S’well bottle came along, it wouldn’t be more than an hour before that water was either as warm as the outside temperature or even hotter in a hot car.
With my S’well bottle, I can come back to it two days later and the water’s as cold as it was when I put it in there. This only had to happen a few times before I took note and picked up a few more.
What’s more, it’s been that way ever since I owned it. I don’t usually spend a lot of space on my blog reviewing things, so I’m going to defer to a review I read today in Brit + Co that is not only an excellent review of the S’well bottle product, but simply a well-written review, in general.
While the bottle is a bit expensive, I think you get what you pay for, and this bottle has already paid for itself in cold bottles of water I would have purchased if not for this.
And when I contacted their customer service with some questions on care and maintenance, they not only were super helpful, but they also let me know that if anything happens, they’ll stand by their product.
Also, a percent of that revenue goes directly to WaterAid, which is an excellent charity making sure people around the world can overcome their challenges finding water.
Finally, I checked out a few reviews online, and one thing I saw is people objecting that it’s made in China. My challenge to you folks who raise that issue – find me a water bottle that’s made in America. Hell, find me anything that’s made in America. The American corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world. Where do you think businesses are going to gravitate to – high taxes or low? (But I digress…)
Like any mass produced product, I’m sure there are defects, but by and large, the reviews across the Internet are positive, and I’m happy to add this review to that list.
– My name is Jon Friesch, and my life-giving water is proudly kept cold by S’well bottle.