GEAR | Red Original Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle – Review

Did you know that Red, the clever people behind Red Paddle Co inflatable SUPs also have a range of outdoor-friendly products ideal for watersports enthusiasts and active outdoorsy types? We took their Stainless Steel insulated water bottle with us on a recent diving trip to Mexico so read on to find out what we thought!

Red Stainless Steel Insulated Drinks Bottle

What is it?

Red Original Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle £25
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  • 750ml capacity
  • Double walled, marine grade stainless steel
  • Include sports cap
  • Cold drinks stay cold for 24hrs
  • Hot drinks stay hot for 12hrs

Red Stainless Steel Insulated Drinks Bottle

What we thought

Like most people we are keen to do our little bit to help cut down our use of single-use plastics, and avoiding buying individual bottles of water is a great start! This kind of water bottle is something I’m already familiar with having owned a Hydroflask in the past which I use when traveling and at the gym, however, if you want a sports cap however, you have to buy that seperately, but the Red flask comes with a sports cap as well as it’s regular lid.

Red Stainless Steel Insulated Drinks Bottle

I took this on holiday with me recently and found it brilliant for keeping my water cold during the long journey, and for taking out and about with me on walks and on the various trips I did. I went on several dives whilst I was away, and being able to reach into my bag once back on the dive boat and gulp down nice cold water in the blazing sunshine was great!

Looks wise, the simple stainless steel finish should appeal to all. Occasionally I did find the screw cap a bit temperamental; bascially you just have to make sure you’ve lined it up and don’t try to put it on at a slight angle like I did!

Red Stainless Steel Insulated Drinks Bottle

This is a lovely looking and robust flask that makes it much easier to carry water with you, making it less likely you’ll need to resort to buying bottled water. Since getting back I’ve been keeping it on my desk at work to encourage me to drink more water and becuase it stays cool all day, I’ve found it really helps.

For travel in particular I think it’s really useful and the fact that it’s made out of marine grade stainless steel means that even with continued use and the bumps and scrapes I’m sure it will pick up over time, it should still remain in tip top condition.

It’s very light, so doesn’t add too much weight when you’re carrying it with you, so it’s a thumbs up from me, and thanks to the lovely packaging (a nice looking cardboard tube) it would make a great gift for any outdoor lover.

Red Stainless Steel Insulated Drinks Bottle

Thank you to Red Original who supplied the featured product. We were not paid to write this review.

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