Credit goes to my sister for this find. What is it?
S'Well Water bottles are high quality stainless steel, vacuum sealed bottles. They are shaped like a normal bottle, and are totally spill proof. And they don't sweat at all when adding cold liquid or ice.
Why did you get it?
We try and avoid bottled water as much as possible and travel with and use re-usable bottles at home and work. I wanted a bottle that would keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot without a lot of added bulk or weight. I also wanted something that was not going to be complicated to clean or assemble with straws, attachments and whatnot.
How has it made your life better?
The S'Well bottle is really high quality. We have a few of the Matte series (Black and Pink) as well as the stainless naked one and then a "His" and "Hers" collection that stays by our bedside.
If you are looking for a nice gift or to get started I'd recommend The His & Hers Set.
The most striking things about these bottles, besides their good looks and functionality is that they keep my water cold or at room temp for hours. They don't sweat either. I have left ice cubes in a hot car for hours to find my ice cubes still in the bottle later in the day.
For me, this is the most unexpected benefit of a vacuum sealed bottle. On hot days or in a hot car I don't end up sucking down hot water.
Are you going to keep it?
This is a very high quality product (and quite expensive for a bottle) and we are really happy with them. When the kids are a bit older we plan to get the small 9oz bottles for them. Right now they are still using the Kleen Kanteen kid bottles.
I think these would make a great gift BTW. The Evernote Team happens to sell green logo version of these bottles. You can do the same though their custom order program.