Condo Blues: I’m in Love with Earthlust Stainless Steel Water Bottles




Monday, November 3, 2008

I’m in Love with Earthlust Stainless Steel Water Bottles

We have several BPA free reusable plastic sport bottles hanging around The Condo largely due to Husband getting them as promotional freebies in his 5K, 10K, and ½ marathon race packs. I’m not a big fan of these bottles because of the sport tops – it’s just too hard to drink water through them. Either I have to squeeze the plastic bottle and/or suck like a manic baby on the sport top to get the water to come out of the bottle. Even then I still don’t’ get a decent drink of water. In most cases, I just unscrew the sports top and drink straight from the bottle because I like to live dangerously.

Since I have some freebies and I generally not a fan of the reusable plastic water bottles we currently have, I’ve been slow to jump on the metal reusable water bottle bandwagon. Especially when I saw that some of those supposed-to-be-better-for-you-and-the- environment metal water bottles have plastic liners. So if you want me to ditch my current #2 plastic-but-bad–reusable-water-bottle for your metal-but-supposed-to-be-greener-but-lined-with- #2 plastic-reusable-water-bottle you had better offer me something that’s much better than what I currently have sitting in my cupboard.

Earthlust did just that. They make a naturally safe stainless steel water bottle that is not only unlined (no plastic in this reusable metal water bottle!) but uses non-toxic paints, and looks good.

I got to try an Earthlust water bottle and I’m hooked. First, I like that the Earthlust bottles are just plainer prettier to look at than some of those other reusable metal water bottles. In fact, some Earthlust designs are inspired by what the owner sees around her during walks with her child. I love that. I’m a total sucker for something that has both good design and an interesting back story.



Next, I like that Earthlust bottles come with a carabineer already attached to the bottle’s ring top so you can easily clip it to a belt loop or a backpack (it also fits nicely in my bikes’ water bottle holder.) I found this very handy while hanging out with Blitzkrieg at the dog park because our plastic water bottles don’t have any such thing. In addition, the neck of the Earthlust bottle is wide enough to easily pop a few ice cubes into the bottle and since the Earthlust bottle is made of stainless steel, the metal bottle keeps the water in it much colder than my current plastic sports bottles. Now I see why reusable metal water bottles are very popular even with the nongreen crowd.

However, the thing that really sent me over the moon is that the opening of the Earthlust bottle is just wide enough to drink out of but not too big to accidently splash water all over you while drinking from the bottle. I’ve ruined several computer keyboards that way when drinking out of a reusable plastic water bottle. Earthlust also let us try the optional sports top that got the thumbs up from both Husband the runner and myself. In fact, the Earthlust sports top is the only sports bottle top that I have used that actually lets me drink easily from it without needing to suck on the sport top like a furious infant.

So yes, I must confess that I’m in love with my Earthlust water bottle for not only its good looks but also its functionality and food safety.






Win an Earthlust Reusable Metal Water Bottle Contest *Closed*

I’m running a contest where you can win an Earthlust reusable stainless steel water bottle. The contest runs from November 3 and ends on November 9, 2008 (my birthday!)

How to Enter the Contest
Check out the stainless steel water bottle on the Earthlust website and leave a comment on my blog about which Earthlust water bottle design is your favorite.

You can get extra contest entries by:

1. Writing a post about my contest on your blog with a link back to Condo Blues.
2. Subscribe to the Condo Blues RSS feed.
3. Twitter about the contest with a link back to Condo Blues.
4. Put the Condo Blues button on the sidebar of your blog.

If you choose to use every method of entry, you have up to five chances to win! Just make sure that you leave a separate comment on my blog for each method of entry because I will use a random generator to select and notify the winner on November 10, 2008.

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FTC thingywhatisis: Earthlust supplied me with a free water bottle because I couldn't do the review without testing it, now could I? They did not pay me to say nice things about their product or to run this contest. I use my Earthlust bottle all the time when it's just me because I have a small one and wish I had a bigger one I like it so much.

40 comments :

  1. So pretty! Thanks for the giveaway! My personal favorite is Silver Parsley, but if I had to choose one to get right now it would be Silver Crow for my fiance. (He's been looking for a aluminium bottle, but thinks the sigg ones are too girly).

    shannon dot bittmann at gmail dot com

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  2. ooh gotta love those!!

    I like the green parsley & the poppy bottles....
    Thanks for the chance to get one of my own!

    Dana@HomesteadingHousewife(dot)com

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  3. Thanks for the great post. This is the first I've heard about Earthlust bottles. My favorite is the 13 oz. owl design.

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  4. gave you a tweet, still excited about the contest.

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  5. Awesome! Love the Silver Parsley. My kiddos have stainless steel sippy cups but we grown-ups have not taken the plunge. wo uld love to win!

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  6. Unbreakable, longlasting and very cute product. Wish to have one.

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  7. My fvorite picks are peacock, green and blue ones.

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  8. What nice bottles. I like the 20oz poppy one the best. I'm putting it on my Christmas list!

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  9. I love the silver parsley one. I too have trouble with sports tops, so I'm so intrigued!

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  10. I love that this is a "mom" company and that her name is my name! Allison's son looks like he is just the right age to play with mine!

    The poppy's are beautiful, but I am partial to the silver crow, there is something about the loan bird.

    Thanks for introducing your readers to such a wonderful product!

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  12. Hard to choose...The leaves pattern is my favorite, but I wish that it came in the 20 oz. size.

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  13. I was reading your post about Earthlust water bottles thinking I have to have one of these. I have been looking for a product like this without plastic and here it was. Then I kept reading and found out you have a contest to win one. Very exciting! So I went looking and loved all of them the trees, leaves and shell. I love the color green so I ended up think if I was to buy one I would buy the 13 oz Leaves. But they are all so very nice.

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  14. Okay I have posted on my blog about your wonderful contest.

    http://crazymomw4boys.blogspot.com/2008/11/check-out-earthlust-stainless-steel.html

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  15. What a lovely contest!
    I adore the owl one!
    holly at michels5 dot com

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  16. I've also blogged your contest here:
    http://happyhousewifeholly.blogspot.com/2008/11/earthlust-water-bottle.html#links

    holly at michels5 dot com

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  17. Those look like awesome bottles, will explore for the dogs and myself.

    Green Dog, Johann

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  18. I twittered you at http://twitter.com/Noner

    And since I have a twitter, but never really use it, I also plurked you, since I actually have followers there. http://www.plurk.com/p/7axdj

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  19. Have now added you to my google reader.

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  20. Your button is now in my right sidebar under the linky love section.

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  21. And now I have blogged about it as well. http://yummydown.com/?p=220

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  22. I LOVE the peacock feather one!! so cute! (1)

    I twittered it (http://twitter.com/airrikajswan) (2)

    And you are now a subscription in my reader!! (3)

    yey! THREE entries :-)

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  23. (2nd comment)

    I LOVE the peacock feather one!! so cute! (1)

    I twittered it (http://twitter.com/airrikajswan) (2)

    And you are now a subscription in my reader!! (3)

    yey! THREE entries :-)

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  24. (third comment ;-) )

    I LOVE the peacock feather one!! so cute! (1)

    I twittered it (http://twitter.com/airrikajswan) (2)

    And you are now a subscription in my reader!! (3)

    yey! THREE entries :-)

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  25. I listed your blog on my blog, too. Still looking at the silver crow bottle!!

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  26. Wow those are awesome, and so pretty. If I had to pick just one I would choose the Green Parsley design. Thanks for the chance to win one :-)

    thedirtyshirtblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I also subscribed to RSS in Yahoo.

    thedirtyshirtblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. The peacock is definitely my favorite! So pretty.

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  29. I really like the silver crow water bottle. I would get a ton of use out of it! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  30. My personal fav is the beautiful Tree. I think it reminds me of a lot of memories I chrish. It reminds me of my favorite set of colors and think it really is a wonderful piece of work, plus its on a Very useful/"reuseable" water bottle that I love.

    i have written about your super blog on my blog.

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  31. I have been looking at these bottles at the NativeSun store here in Jacksonville, FL. I want one but I don't NEED one, but I want one. I like the Green Parsley one best. But the Red Crow is close second.

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  32. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog - I subscribed to your blog as soon as I read the comment & then I read this post and realized I got an extra post for doing it! How fun!

    Thanks so much - Pick me Random Generator :)

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  33. Wow I've never seen such pretty water bottles. My favorite is the 1 L Tree one.

    a peak AT hotmail . com

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  34. i like the 1 litre tree bottle or the 20 once Poppy bottle. We are a family of runners so this bottle makes my day!

    knitting AT gmail DOT com

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  35. I am a subscriber :)

    knitting AT gmail DOT com

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  36. Your button is on my bog. :)

    knitting AT gmail DOT com

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  37. I can't help it — I love anything with birds on it :) I'm so digging the 20 oz. Red Crow bottle. Love it! Email: jennae {at} greenyourdecor {dot} com

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  38. Subscribed via Google Reader!

    Email: jennae {at} greenyourdecor {dot} com

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