Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle {Review}

Netflix has opened my eyes to a whole world of documentaries I never knew existed, and I love it. I'm especially fond of food and "how things are made" movies, the kind that give you insight into the closed-door world of production and it's costs. I recently watched one called Tapped, which discusses the plastic water bottle abundance crisis that our planet is facing (yet doesn't really know it yet.)

So you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to review a reusable, recyclable glass water bottle!


  I received a Lifefactory 22 ounce glass water bottle with silicone sleeve to test out.


Immediately after opening the box I took it out, took a photo, and took it apart for a good wash in warm, soapy water. (as recommended)
Directions on the inside of the wrap-around label state that you do not have to remove the silicone sleeve at all to clean, but that you can if if you wish. I decided to give it a try and let me tell you, don't take it off unless you're ready for a fight. Silicone fits like a, well, glove. It is, however, pretty sturdy so don't be too afraid to tug on it when taking the sleeve off and on. 

Visually, the bottle is gorgeous. Statuesque- it almost looks like a centerpiece on the middle of my table. (Stick a few flowers in top and you're set!) The sleeve is a swirly, pearly white color as is the cap, and the clear glass bottle lets you see exactly how much beverage you have left inside. Functionally, it performs just as it should. With an extra wide mouth the bottle is easy to drink from and easily accommodates most ice cubes. There is no chemical or metallic taste to my water as there is with many stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic bottles. It's completely BPA, phthalate, PVC and polycarbonate-free, so no chemical-leeching from the bottle.The silicone sleeve makes gripping the bottle a cinch, even with wet/sweaty hands. And, though I don't have one to test it out in, the bottle and all components are dishwasher safe!

Was there anything I didn't like about this glass water bottle? Indeed. Unfortunately, silicone tends to grip everything, including dust particles and hair. I am constantly wiping/rinsing off the outside of my bottle to get rid of said debris. (Maybe an indication that we need a new vacuum cleaner?) The bottle is also, expectedly, a little weighty. I wouldn't take this jogging or on a treadmill due to weight and the fact that a screw-off cap is a little difficult to open while moving vigorously. The weight does assure me that, though it's made of glass, it's built solidly. The bottle itself is made in France while the silicone sleeve is crafted in the USA. All-in-all, this bottle has officially claimed the title of my favorite water bottle out of my obsessive substantial collection.



~Sam



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