Much like The Boring Runner, I didn't get the full-size Clean Bottle costume, but I did get a Clean Bottle and The Runner, for on the go music and storage.
Clean Bottle was born of a vision: "why not have a bottle that unscrews at the top and the bottom? That way, I could easily clean it out if it gets funky, and dry it out thoroughly so it doesn’t get stinky in the first place. 4 factories, 54 prototypes, 2 patent applications and 3 years later we present to you the Clean Bottle. It took a long time to get it right, but we think you’ll agree that it was worth it."
With 6 people sharing water bottles in our house, we try to stay pretty scrupulous about keeping them clean, but it's not that rare for one to be left in the car or at the bottom of a soccer bag. We've never had a full-fledged super-funky bottle, but I'm sure some have been reused none too clean.
The Clean Bottle is simple to use, top and bottom unscrew easily for cleaning, and this allows it to dry thoroughly.
Along with the bottle came The Runner -- according to Clean Bottle, The Runner is the "only holder that lets you use your iPod and smartphone on the run; (has) Innovative straps on handle for quick access to energy gels; Back pocket stores keys, cash and credit cards;Unique closing system prevents bottle from slipping out from holder; (and is) Guaranteed for life." Nice. The Runner fits my Blackberry and my iPod, and even both together. It does NOT fit my wife's Droid X, but that's a big phone. Additional pockets and straps allow one to carry ID, gels, and other small essentials.
This is a unique and well-designed system. While it may not replace other carriers needed on long runs, it's definitely a good addition to the hydration arsenal as a supplement, or as a stand-alone for shorter runs.
All products sold have 10% of profits donated to eco-friendly charities you vote for, a nice way to give back to the community!
(Disclaimer: I was sent these items for free to review on my blog, courtesy of Clean Bottle. I did not pay for the items, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)
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