Nalgene reusable bottles made in the USA but they are also free from BPA, which is something I am trying to stay away from when it comes to my kids and the containers they take to school for lunch.
I was able to choose a product from the http://www.reuseit.com website and try it out for myself. Since Little A and I are water bottle addicts, I chose to try the Nalgene 24 oz OTG Water Bottle, Tritan in green. I ordered red but got green and that was cool. Little A wasn't too happy about that but he quickly got over it.
The first thing we did was give a go in the washing machine. Even though it was brand new, I wanted to make sure it was clean before using. Surprisingly, the heat from the dishwasher did not melt the bottle. All the other water bottles that I have used in the past have melted or the lid lost it's seal and would leak afterward.
Little A has pretty much taken ownership of the water bottle and has been using it every day at school. It's pretty hot in his classroom and he is so happy that he has a water bottle that he can keep at his desk. So far, it hasn't spilled or leaked.
The only thing that was tricky was flipping the lid open. He had a little trouble at first because you have to flip the top backward and he wanted to pull it straight up. After he got the hang of it he became a pro and has no problems since.
The only problem I have now is that Big A wants one. I guess I know what I'm getting him for one of his Christmas presents. While I'm at it I might get one for "H" too. He works in a hot factory and it would be perfect for him. I love the fact that these bottles are safe, dent proof and affordable.
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